Enlarged Adenoids Treatment
- Antibiotics for tonsillitis: important when enlarged tonsils are infected
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain
- Tonsillectomy for enlarged tonsils:
- Surgical removal of the tonsils
Tonsillectomy may be performed in the following cases:
- 7 or more episodes of tonsillitis within 12 months
- 5 or more episodes of tonsillitis over 2 years
- Tonsils interfere with breathing
- Peritonsillar abscess
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Enlarged Adenoids Questions For Doctor
The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of enlarged tonsils.
Questions to ask before treatment:
- What are my treatment options?
- Is surgery an option for me?
- What are the risks associated with treatment?
- Do I need to stay in the hospital?
- How long will I be in the hospital?
- What are the complications I should watch for?
- How long will I be on medication?
- What are the potential side effects of my medication?
- Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
- Should I take my medication with food?
Questions to ask after treatment:
- Do I need to change my diet?
- Do I need to lose weight?
- Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
- When can I resume my normal activities?
- When can I return to work?
- What else can I do to reduce my risk for complications?
- How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
- What local support and other resources are available?
Enlarged Adenoids Specialist
Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat enlarged tonsils:
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