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03 Oct 2006

5 year old - tonsils?
Hi Doc
My 5 year old son has huge tonsils (allways) He goes through minor tonsilitis every 3 months or so, but we have been able to treat this at home. This time round he concerns me. Loss of appetite, listless and a little warm but no other symptoms. The tonsils are inflammed. I've been told that kids must have tonsolitis 6 x a year before it is removed - would these have to be documented by a Dr.?

Also, he grows VERY fast at least a cm a month and 1cm just in the last 2 weeks. I know he goes off food when a growth spurt is emminant, but the last time he ate anything was Thursday last week, with only some milk and apple juice since then. He seems offish - quieter, but physically ok bar the simptoms mentioned.
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CyberDoc
cyberdoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear Stella
Let your doctor send him to an ENT specialist to evaluate his tonsils - he will be able to tell you if it should be removed.
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