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Viral pharyngitis and ulcers on tonsils reasons for tonsillectomy?

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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Depend how often

If you have only had one episode then that is no reason to have your tonsils out.
Typically this is what i'm thinking about taking out tonsils for infection we use the following: seven infections in one year or four infections a year for two years or three infections a year for three years. Of course if you have airway blockage because your tonsils are so big or chronic discharge that can cause opinions about tonsillectomy to change.

In brief: Depend how often

If you have only had one episode then that is no reason to have your tonsils out.
Typically this is what i'm thinking about taking out tonsils for infection we use the following: seven infections in one year or four infections a year for two years or three infections a year for three years. Of course if you have airway blockage because your tonsils are so big or chronic discharge that can cause opinions about tonsillectomy to change.
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