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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: Debbie | 2005/07/27

Q.

Tonsilitis

My daughter of 18 months has had Tonsilitis 4 times this year what can i do to prevent this or when should i look at having them removed.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

She is heading towards having them removed. The usual reason for tonsilectomy is 5 episodes of tonsillitis per year. Ask your paediatrician what he thinks.

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Posted by: Mel | 2006/01/24

My daughter was hospitalized with acute tonsilitis, was dehydrated and put on a drip for 3 days. She is only 14 months and a month later has tonsilitis again. Is there anything I can do to prevent it. I feel so helpless, she doesnt eat, vomits all the time, its terrible seeing her like this.
She saw the doc and said the earliest he can take them out is at 3yrs, thats a long time if she is going to get it all the time.

Reply to Mel
Posted by: Kippie | 2005/07/27

My son also suffers from this alot but he is only 14 months old. If it is justified, like in your case, they can only be removed at 18 months (earliest), so I suggest you contact your doc and ask.

We will be removing my sons' tonsils in Jan next year.

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