tonsillitis

Catherine - posted on 09/03/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )

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My 2 1/2 yr.old gets tonsillitis about 3-5 times/yr. Does anyone know the best way to comfort her and natural remedies?

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Sara - posted on 06/11/2010

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how many times have they had strep since they were born? most docs would remove them at this point

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Marie - posted on 06/13/2010

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FYI he is on allergy meds, just started, I think the insurance would rather pay to fix the problem than guess around at it. Meaning facts ar he's getting repeated strep infections. In your friends case it may have been allergies, in my son's case he has had a clear case of strep throat 5 times now and time to get rid of the source of the problem. If I let him go off antibiotics he's getting sick within a week and antibiotics fix it, if it were allergies they wouldn't. Who knows, but let the ENT decide, neither you and I are doctors they are. His problems by the way have been since Feb, not just seasonal

Sara - posted on 06/13/2010

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is he on allergy medicine? im sure they would rather pay for allergy testing than to have his tonsils out and a hospital stay. skin testing is the old way, if it was so much better why would they do blood testing? and a younger child their tonsils are supposed to be large actually. my friend's pediatrician who i think is a quack, told her that if she didnt get her daughters tonsils out within two weeks that she was going to stop breathing. but that was only after the child not being able to breathe properly. and she has never had strep throat, i think she cant breathe properly because her allergies are so bad and the dr doesnt seem to think so, but it only happens during allergy season. hmmm

Marie - posted on 06/13/2010

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Actually he does cough some, but like I said appears whenever his tonsils are inflammed. We're in Fort Wayne, IN, my question with allergy testing is I've always heard the skin testing is better than the blood and our insurance only pays for allergy testing when all antihistamines have failed so it's basically has to be shown as a last resort. Although I do think his tonsils need to go because he keeps getting strep throat and we've done all the antibiotics the pediatrician can think of to get rid of it. I also read that somteims chucking the tonisls also clears up lung issues.

Sara - posted on 06/13/2010

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i would have him get tested for allergies before i would go ahead and get his tonsils out. all they do is draw blood, its pretty simple actually.where do you live? cuz i know when we went to pa for a few days in may my lil girl showed no signs of allergies no stuffy/runny nose no coughing or anything. is his nose runny or stuffed up alot like a cold?

Marie - posted on 06/13/2010

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They are questioning the allergies since he does cough and has shown some signs of asthma, however I'm also wondering if getting his tonsils out will help take care of a lot of thee problems.

Sara - posted on 06/13/2010

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good luck! i hope you have a good ent :) poor little boy. my daughter gets strep about once a year usually in march.. does he get ear infections alot also or have allergies?

Marie - posted on 06/12/2010

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Charlie has had strep 5 times now which is why I'm pushing to have them removed, I'm over it. they have even hauled out the big guns rifampin and it didn't kill it so they are done now it is up to the ENT

Marie - posted on 06/11/2010

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Are you sure you shouldn't be discussing having them removed? My son has had tonsillitis since Feb and we're going to the ENT on Monday to discuss removal due to it's strep and he keeps getting it and nothing works. What I do is let him eat whatever he wants. THe ohter thing is is it strep?????

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