Four and a half year old baby gets sick more than ten times a year. More than half of the times are caused by tonsil inflammation and sometimes suppuration. Basically, he goes to the hospital to hang water every month. He snores occasionally in the evening. I want to ask if he can remove his tonsils. What's the harm of removing his tonsils? Thank you
I feel that in this case, tonsillectomy can be considered. Repeated inflammation of tonsils or snoring are indications for surgery. It's best to see if the adenoid body is swollen. If so, it can also be removed together during the operation. It is suggested to go to the otolaryngology department of a regular hospital for examination and definite diagnosis and treatment.
If tonsils are repeatedly inflamed, they can be surgically removed. Because many patients are anxious and angry in life, there will be repeated inflammation of tonsils, and the drugs taking antibiotics are not ideal. If they occur more than 4 times a year, tonsillectomy can be considered. There are two hazards after tonsillectomy. One is the reduction of barrier protection, that is, when the haze is strong, you need to wear a mask when you go out. Another is that the early warning function is gone, because the tonsil is more sensitive, just like an alarm. When there is no problem in other parts of the body, it will have an alarm mechanism, which is particularly sensitive.
It's best not to remove it if you can't remove it. After all, the tonsil is an immune organ of our body, which can eliminate bacteria. It also has a certain preventive effect on some diseases. There are often inflammatory reactions. It is suggested to eat more vegetables and fruits, supplement vitamins and exercise appropriately to enhance immunity.