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Is there a specific cause to recurrent tonsilitis?
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Dr. Eric Powitzky
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
In brief: Depends on situation
If it is sudden, you probably need antibiotics.
That is, if it is bacterial tonsillitis. If it is a cold, then they are not useful. If the tonsillitis is recurrent enough or chronic, tonsillectomy can save you many future illnesses. The tonsils sometimes just have small pits that harbor bacteria like the plaque in your teeth.

In brief: Depends on situation
If it is sudden, you probably need antibiotics.
That is, if it is bacterial tonsillitis. If it is a cold, then they are not useful. If the tonsillitis is recurrent enough or chronic, tonsillectomy can save you many future illnesses. The tonsils sometimes just have small pits that harbor bacteria like the plaque in your teeth.
Dr. Eric Powitzky
Dr. Eric Powitzky
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