Tonsillitis in 4 years
Doctor Answers (1) on Tonsillitis in 4 years
Recommendations for tonsill removal are
1. recurrent throat infection with a frequency of at least 7 episodes in the past year or at least 5 episodes per year for 2 years or at least 3 episodes per year for 3 years with documentation in the medical record for each episode of sore throat and 1 or more of the following: temperature >38.3°C, cervical adenopathy, tonsillar exudate, or positive test for group A β-hemolytic streptococcus.
2.severe obstructive sleep apnea, failure to thrive, or abnormal dentofacial growth; suspicion of malignant disease; and (for tonsillectomy) hemorrhagic tonsillitis. 3.Relative indications are adenotonsillar hyperplasia with upper airway obstruction, dysphagia, or speech impairment, and halitosis.
Now a days the inclination is not towards removal of tonsils. Its watchful waiting.
If you get tonsillitis, here are some tips that can help you feel better:
Drink plenty of fluids.If you are having trouble swallowing regular food, you can eat smooth foods, including flavored gelatin, soups.
Also put habit of warm saline gargles 2times a day.