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What is a Tonsillectomy ?
Tonsillectomy is a surgical procedure that removes the tonsils. Tonsils are two small glands located in the back of your throat. Tonsils house white blood cells to help you fight infection, but sometimes the tonsils themselves become infected.
Frequent tonsil infections, called tonsillitis, might be a reason why you need to have a tonsillectomy. A tonsillectomy can also treat breathing problems, like heavy snoring and sleep apnea.
A tonsillectomy may be done in the following cases:
Large tonsils are not a reason to have a tonsillectomy unless they are causing one of the above problems or they are blocking the upper airway, which may cause sleep apnea or problems with eating.
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What are the tonsils ?
The tonsils are small, round pieces of tissue that are located in the back of the mouth on the side of the throat. Tonsils are thought to help fight infections by producing antibodies. The tonsils can usually be seen in the throat of your child by using a light.
Tonsillitis occurs when the tonsils become inflamed from infection.
What is Tonsillitis?
Tonsillitis is an infection of the tonsils that can make your tonsils swell and give you a sore throat. Other symptoms of tonsillitis include fever, trouble swallowing, and swollen glands around your neck. Your doctor may notice that your throat is red and your tonsils are covered in a whitish or yellow coating. Sometimes, the swelling can go away on its own, but in other cases, antibiotics or surgery might be necessary.
What are the symptoms of tonsillitis?
The symptoms of tonsillitis vary greatly depending on the cause of the infection, and can occur either suddenly or gradually. The following are the most common symptoms of tonsillitis. However, each child may experience symptoms differently. Symptoms may include:
The symptoms of tonsillitis may resemble other conditions or medical problems. Always consult your child’s physician for a diagnosis.
What are adenoids?
Adenoids are similar to the tonsils. The adenoids are made up of lymph tissue and are located in the space above the soft roof of the mouth (nasopharynx) and cannot be seen by looking in your child’s nose or throat. Adenoids also help to fight infections. Adenoids may cause problems if they become enlarged or infected.
Adenoiditis is when the adenoids become inflamed from infection.
What are the symptoms of adenoiditis, or enlarged adenoids?
The symptoms of adenoiditis vary greatly depending on the cause of the infection, and can occur either suddenly or gradually. The following are the most common symptoms of adenoiditis. However, each child may experience symptoms differently. Symptoms may include:
The symptoms of adenoiditis may resemble other conditions or medical problems. Always consult your child’s physician for a diagnosis.
Treatment for tonsillitis and adenoiditis
Specific treatment for tonsillitis and adenoiditis will be determined by your child’s physician based on:
Treatment depends on the cause of the infection, the severity of the infection, and the number of times the child has developed infections.
Adenoid removal is surgery to take out the adenoid glands. These glands are located between the airway you breathe into through your nose and the back of your throat. Often, adenoid removal is done at the same time as a tonsillectomy, surgery to remove the tonsils. Adenoid removal is also called adenoidectomy.
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