Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Busisiwe | 2012-06-25

Q.

Tonsils

At what age can I have my daughter''s tonsils removed? She''s now 1 year 10 months and every now and again her tonsils get swollen because of the cold. In the meantime what can I use?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

If your little daughter has more than 5 or more definite tonsil infections a year then she may well need to have her tonsils removed by an ENT. If she has less than 5 infections or if the infections are mild and she does not need antibiotics every time you can try using Sister Lilian's Tonsi-Care tablets. The instructions on how to give these tablets to young children are available with the package.

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