Tonsils are tissue masses on both sides of the throat that aid fight infections. Tonsils may swell when they become infected (tonsillitis).
Symptoms of tonsillitis comprise:
- sore throat
- pain or discomfort when swallowing
- swollen glands (lymph nodes) in the neck
Enlarged tonsils deprived of any symptoms are common amongst kids. Left alone, enlarged tonsils may ultimately shrink on their own over the passage of several years.
Doctors might recommend surgical tonsils removal, called a tonsillectomy, for a child who has one or more of the following:
- Regular tonsillar infections.
- Swollen tonsils that make it tough to breathe, chiefly during sleep.
- Sleep trouble that might be affecting the child’s day-to-day activities.
- Snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.