Doc, why does my daughter have recurring tonsillitis?


The tonsils can themselves become infected by bacteria, viruses or other organisms, and this is called tonsillitis.

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What you need to know:

  • Tonsils are lymph nodes found on both sides of the throat.
  • Tonsils are part of the body’s defence mechanism, helping to prevent infections
  • The only permanent solution to this is removal of the tonsils

Dr Flo,
My daughter, who is almost seven years old, has had recurring tonsillitis since she was a child. The only treatment she has been on is antibiotics. What might be the problem and what is the cure?


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