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3 and a half year boy

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 12, 2007
  • 10:22 AM

I Would Be Very Greatfull If You Could Answer My Question.

My Child Is 3 And A Half Year Old. In April 2007 He Got Sick For Ten Days. It Was Viral. No Antibiotics Were Given To Him. He Could Not Eat Only Drink. After His Sickness Everything Returned To Normal. He Is Eating Very Well No Fever Now, Nothing At All A Very Normal Child But When We Looked At His Throat We Saw That His Tonsils Are A Little Red And Enlarged, Almost Kissing Tonsils. This Is What His Doctor Said. When He Sleeps, Sometimes It Seems He Is Breathing From His Mouth Or Snoring. This Is Only What I Am Seeing Unusual With Him. Nothing Else At All.

The Problem Is With Me, Because I Am Too Much Worried When I Think That He Could Need A Surgery. I Think Of Him All The Day. I Am Unhappy With My Life Because I Am Worried A Lot.

Could You Please Help Me And Tell Me If It Is Possible For Kissing Tonsils Or Almost Kissing Tonsils To Remain Like This For Years Without Making Any Problem And Without Being Removed, And After They Shrink And Return To Normal Size?

When Should I Worry?

I Would Really Appreciate Your Answering Me The Soonest Possible.

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  • Hi. I don't know for sure but i think that its possible for the tonsils to remain like that without worsening for some time.I have had a childhood with many many recurrent tonsilitis infections, and these were generally just a pain in feeling sick all the time and missing out on school and things.The doctor finally agreed to remove my tonsils when i was eleven, in a simple procedure which rarely sees complications.I think if it is affecting your boys ability to breathe properly it would be a good idea to ask the doctor about getting the tonsils removed.It will be good for your son in the long run as he will not be getting sick recurrently.It has been about 9 years since i had mine out and i still get throat infections every now and again but not as often as i did when i was a kid and not as bad.
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