Our expert says:
Tonsils are taken out it they cause bouts of recurrent tonsillitis. In a child this would mean 6 to 8 episodes a year. At 13 months your baby would be considered to young, as this operation has the complication of bleeding post operatively. There are exceptional reasons to sometimes remove tonsils in children this young and you would need to see an ENT to establish if this is the case with your son. Your paediatrician should consult with your ENT and discuss the case on its merits.
Snoring may be caused by enlarged adenoids and once again your ENT will advise you on possible management.
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