Our expert says:
You must see an ENT urgently, as obstructed breathing for longer than six months is an urgent indication for a tonsillectomy. Longterm obstructive breathing may lead to cardiac problems, specifically right heart failure, so for this indication you remove the tonsils even if your child has never suffered with acute tonsillitis. Recurrent tonsillitis is not the only indication for a tonsillectomy, as in this case. The bad breath is due to foodparticles that lodge in the tonsillar crypts, and decay, causing the bad smell. This is called hallitosis, and may also be an indication to have the tonsils removed. Make an ENT appointment for an urgent evaluation.
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