If your child’s tonsils are unusually swollen, minus any other sign of illness, it could be a sign of chronically enlarged tonsils, also known as tonsillitis. The problems associated with enlarged tonsils and adenoids (pharyngeal tonsils) can be prevented by timely intervention by an otolaryngologist. The Plymouth Ears Nose & Throat team has over thirty years of experience dealing with pediatric otolaryngology problems, including chronically enlarged tonsils and adenoids. It’s important to know the difference between healthy and swollen tonsils, the complications of chronically enlarged tonsils, and what can be done to ease your child’s suffering.
visit the beach, go to camp, or head out on a family vacation. However, for children dealing with enlarged tonsils or bouts of tonsillitis, the summer might be the time of year to be thinking about a tonsillectomy because recovery can take up to ten to fourteen days.