Determining If Tonsil Removal Is Necessary For A Child
Main Reasons Are Snoring, Sleep Apnea And Excessive Number Of Infections
Tonsillectomies are one of the most usual surgeries performed on children, but there might be further complications, so the decision requires a careful evaluation. There are two main reasons for this surgical procedure. One of them is airway obstruction because is the size of the tonsils and adenoids. While sleeping, gravity can lower the tonsils and block the airway, resulting in snoring and sleep apnea. Parents may detect if the child is snoring and has pauses in breathing. This can worsen if the child is overweight. Another reason for tonsil removal, is recurrent throat infections, including fever, enlarged lymph nodes, or presence of pus on the tonsils. In this case, a tonsillectomy can decrease the number of infections. More details click here.