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When should I get my tonsils removed?They have hurt several different occasions, with each time differ, they have white spots on right &stings with food

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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Antibiotics?

Usually 3 episodes of tonsillitis a year for 3 years, or 4 for two years or 7 in one year are basic criteria.
These episodes should include antibiotics.

In brief: Antibiotics?

Usually 3 episodes of tonsillitis a year for 3 years, or 4 for two years or 7 in one year are basic criteria.
These episodes should include antibiotics.
Dr. David Astrachan
Dr. David Astrachan
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Dr. Andria Johnson
Family Medicine

In brief: Severe infections

Severe infections that cause you to have difficulty breathing would be a good reason to have the tonsils removed.
Some people are prone to having several sore throats and will not be candidates for removal. Some specialists will remove the tonsils if a patient is having difficulty breathing due to persistent swelling or several severe infections.

In brief: Severe infections

Severe infections that cause you to have difficulty breathing would be a good reason to have the tonsils removed.
Some people are prone to having several sore throats and will not be candidates for removal. Some specialists will remove the tonsils if a patient is having difficulty breathing due to persistent swelling or several severe infections.
Dr. Andria Johnson
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