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4year old has very swollen tonsils should I be worried. He suffers from tonsillitis ?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Hard to say

Most 4 yo will have rather large tonsils compared to teens or adults.
Tonsils grow faster than the kid until about 8, when they slow & stop.By their teens they seem smaller unless infected frequently.If the kid snores a lot & stops breathing for >10-15 sec while sleeping, he should be evaluated for sleep apnea & see an ENT.

In brief: Hard to say

Most 4 yo will have rather large tonsils compared to teens or adults.
Tonsils grow faster than the kid until about 8, when they slow & stop.By their teens they seem smaller unless infected frequently.If the kid snores a lot & stops breathing for >10-15 sec while sleeping, he should be evaluated for sleep apnea & see an ENT.
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