Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Tash | 2009/10/13

Q.

Tonsils

Hi Doctor
My daughter is now 4 and have always (according to every doc and even an ENT) had abnormally large tonsils.
She snores a bit at night and I have now noticed her breath is very smelly and recently she had a tonsil stone too.
She had never really had tonsillitis though.
Would you recommend just having the tonsils removed?
If not what can I do about her breath and the recurrence of " tonsil stones" 
Thanks you!

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your daughter would benefit greatly by having her tonsils removed. Snoring at night is regarded as an important reason to remove tonsils in a young child and the stones result from infection of her tonsils.

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