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How many times do you need to get tonsillitis before you are offered a tonsilectimy?

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Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: It depends

Seven episodes of tonsillitis in a 12 month period will meet the indications for tonsillectomy.
There are other tonsillitis indications. If any one episode becomes chronic, which means no resolution after 3 months, this also meets the criteria. If the tonsillitis is accompanied by a peritonsillar abscess, a tonsillectomy is often done after one episode.

In brief: It depends

Seven episodes of tonsillitis in a 12 month period will meet the indications for tonsillectomy.
There are other tonsillitis indications. If any one episode becomes chronic, which means no resolution after 3 months, this also meets the criteria. If the tonsillitis is accompanied by a peritonsillar abscess, a tonsillectomy is often done after one episode.
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