Tonsils cause great discomfort in children, and can also lead to severe ear and throat infections if untreated. Infection on one of the tonsils often spreads to the other one. Bring your child to MN Ear & Sinus Center in Blaine for treatment of tonsillitis.
Tonsillitis is one of the most common health conditions that affect infants and children. Located at the back of the throat, tonsils and adenoids help to fight all kinds of infections and germs in the throat. However, when the tonsils and adenoids are unusually enlarged or infected, you should be worried.
While tonsils are meant to fight off germs and infections, they can be infected by viruses and bacteria. The immune system usually fights viral infections. However, strep bacterial infections are hard to fend off.
Symptoms of acute or chronic tonsillitis in children can range from swollen lumps that are visible on the throat to a reddened, sore, or painful throat. When suffering from tonsillitis, toddlers and children often have trouble swallowing and even speaking. Acute tonsillitis can lead to serious inner ear infections and prevent your baby from breathing with ease while asleep.
It can be quite excruciating to watch your toddler in pain due to enlarged tonsils. When sick, toddlers will cry when feeding while older children may stop eating, speaking, or opening their mouths due to the pain. Tonsillitis also causes sleep apnea in children, thus leading to other life-threatening conditions if left untreated.
Acute tonsillitis is usually treated with antibiotics during the initial stages. However, chronic tonsillitis or unusually enlarged tonsils and adenoids may have to be removed through a surgical procedure known as Tonsillectomy. Children with repetitive tonsillitis episodes are the right candidates for this surgical procedure.
At MN Ear & Sinus Center, we’ll recommend the appropriate treatment for you after carrying out a thorough examination. In some cases, a simple prescription will alleviate the condition. However, we usually prefer removing the adenoid/tonsil if the condition has been reoccurring.
Most parents are apprehensive about getting a tonsillectomy for their young ones. In fact, some parents do avoid seeking treatment for their babies for this very reason.
However, there is nothing to be afraid about the removal of adenoid/tonsils. In fact, removal is the recommended approach to treating persistent tonsillitis in babies and children. Besides, your child has other organs that do what the adenoid is supposed to be doing. The removed tonsils may grow back at some time. However, they usually end up shrinking or disappearing as the child approaches teenagerhood.
At MN Ear & Sinus Center, we have been handling acute and chronic tonsillitis cases for years. Our Blaine facility is open to parents looking for a lasting solution for persistent tonsillitis for their babies. Our patients come all over St. Paul and Minneapolis area.
Call us at 763-296-EARS (763-296-3277) or fill our online form to book a consultation.
MN Ear & Sinus Center was designed to give patient-centered Ear, Nose & Throat care with a focus on the Ears and Sinuses. Improving quality of life by improving hearing, balance, breathing, sinus health, and avoiding chronic infection with a holistic natural and lifestyle approach is what makes our center unique.