Hello doctor, my son had severe throat pain n fever last month, doc diagnosed it as tonsillitis and advised surgical removal of tonsils n adenoids. He was on antibiotic for 5 days, nw from past 2 weeks he doesn't show any symptoms of it. Will the tonsils shrink by itself without removal??? But the skins of his hand and feet is peeling off(even now). Is tat the antibiotic effect?? Will the tonsilities hamper kids growth??? Doctor Pls advise...
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Hi...., Surgery to remove tonsils (tonsillectomy) may be used to treat frequently recurring tonsillitis, chronic tonsillitis or bacterial tonsillitis that doesn't respond to antibiotic treatment. Frequent tonsillitis is generally defined as: More than seven episodes in one year, More than four to five episodes a year in each of the preceding two years, More than three episodes a year in each of the preceding three years...
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