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I get tonsillitis maybe 1 or 2 times per years always get amoxicillin to cure it.How can I avoid this or other treatments ?
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David Miller
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Tonsillectomy?
You don't want to let throat infections go without treating them as bad things can result.
If you're having that many infections each year, you might wanna consider having your tonsils removed. If you're an adult (as i assume) then this isn't a trivial operation but it might give you some relief.

In brief: Tonsillectomy?
You don't want to let throat infections go without treating them as bad things can result.
If you're having that many infections each year, you might wanna consider having your tonsils removed. If you're an adult (as i assume) then this isn't a trivial operation but it might give you some relief.
David Miller
David Miller
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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
Great answer. Wishing you'all the very best.
David Miller
The other thing you need to understand is that after you have your tonsils removed you can still get strep throat. The idea is that the tonsils can have little pits that can be reservoirs of bacteria. Removing them can reduce the frequency of strep throat but you can still get it, just so you know.
Dr. David Mann
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Tonsillitis
Tonsillitis occuring only 1-2 times per year is best treated medically.
Tonsillectomy is a major surgery that can be extremely painful and has a risk of severe bleeding. If tonsillitis occurs 3-4 times per year, then tonsillectomy is indicated. The american academy of otolaryngology follows this criteria.Also, tonsillectomy is indicated for treating serious disorders like sleep apnea.

In brief: Tonsillitis
Tonsillitis occuring only 1-2 times per year is best treated medically.
Tonsillectomy is a major surgery that can be extremely painful and has a risk of severe bleeding. If tonsillitis occurs 3-4 times per year, then tonsillectomy is indicated. The american academy of otolaryngology follows this criteria.Also, tonsillectomy is indicated for treating serious disorders like sleep apnea.
Dr. David Mann
Dr. David Mann
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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
In brief: Surgery
The only sure way to avoid getting tonsillitis is having them removed - tonsillectomy.

In brief: Surgery
The only sure way to avoid getting tonsillitis is having them removed - tonsillectomy.
Dr. Patrick Melder
Dr. Patrick Melder
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