Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: SarieJ | 2008/09/10

Q.

Tongsils

Good day

My doghter is 1year and 10 months, she gets " magelsonstekking"  almost twise a month. Now she is very siek and the hospitaal says its again her tongesles. She doennot keep anything in, she is vomiting and she cough till she vomits. She is on biobotics but iets from Vryday, and she is not getting beter. Her temptare is 39C yesterday and i did have her back at the hospitaal, the only siad i have to complete the antiboticis they gave me. She is alegic to peneselin. We dont have medicalaid. The hopitaal says they dont want to take out her tongsels because she is not 3 years old.

How dangers is it to take it out before 3? And is there something els i can do for her?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

You need to take your daughter back to the hospital as she still has a very high fever and the antibiotic they have given her is not helping.Her tonsil infection is not getting better. Your daughter really needs to have her tonsils removed as she is having very frequent and severe infections. She does not need to be 3 years old before this operation is done. Tonsils can be removed once a child is 2 years old.

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