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What is the function of tonsils?

Sir, my daughter 9 yrs had recurrent tonsilities since 6yrs and once her throat swab culture result was streptococcus group A . in 2008 ASO titre 200iu 2011 june 400iu.some times she C.O ankle knee pain. now my doctor advised tonsilectmy . she had Echo its normal this is the solution or what? What is the function of tonsils
Tue, 18 Dec 2018
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Hello,

She may be suffering from pharyngitis with rheumatic arthritis with elevated ESR. Use water vapour inhalation and salt water gargling thrice a day for five days.

If she is having recurrent tonsillitis then better to get it done a tonsillectomy. So it is better to give primary prophylaxis for rheumatic heart disease.

Please consult your physician/ENT specialist he will examine and treat you accordingly.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Penchila Prasad Kandikattu , Internal Medicine Specialist
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What is the function of tonsils?

Hello, She may be suffering from pharyngitis with rheumatic arthritis with elevated ESR. Use water vapour inhalation and salt water gargling thrice a day for five days. If she is having recurrent tonsillitis then better to get it done a tonsillectomy. So it is better to give primary prophylaxis for rheumatic heart disease. Please consult your physician/ENT specialist he will examine and treat you accordingly. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care Regards, Dr Penchila Prasad Kandikattu , Internal Medicine Specialist