When should my child go for Tonsillectomy ?

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My son has frequent attacks of tonsilitis and throat pain. He gets high fever each time. The doctors gives him antuibiotic each time. He snores at sleep. I am worried. when should i consider a tonsillectomy?

I also fear that he might damage his heart or kidneys? Is it real tonsils can damage heart and kidney?

  • Jennifer White

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Tonsillectomy indications

Basically, the indications for tonsillectomy are as given above. If your child develops recurrent tonsillitis or a peritonsillar abscess, febrile seizure due to tonsillitis or complications like speech problems, sleep problems or cardiovascular problems, he/she may would need a tonsillectomy. Some, doctors would consider tonsillectomy, if he is detected as a streptococcal carrier.

Chronic airway obstruction as a result of adenotonsillitis may result in pulmonary hypertension and consequently cor-pulmonale.

answered Aug 13, 2014 by Sulabh Shrestha Doctor of Medicine (5,553 points)