Ear-Nose and Throat Doctor (ENT) Questions Tonsils

How do I know if my son needs his tonsil removed?

My son gets sore throats constantly, and sometimes it seems like his tonsils also get inflamed. How do I know if he needs his tonsils removed? Do doctors do any tests to see?

3 Answers

Consult Pediatric ENT.
Indications for tonsillectomy: Three strep infections in sx months, 4 in one year, recurring peritonsillar abscess, cardiac valvular disease, chronic kidney disease, sleep apnea
I would say take them out. It is not going to be easy on him as it is now when he is older. I wish you well oledochouse