The palatine tonsils and adenoid sometimes cease to function as a barrier that produces antibodies protecting child's body from bacteria and viruses. Most often it results from:
- recurrent infections of upper respiratory tract,
- frequent sinusitis,
- annoying tonsillitis,
- viral and bacterial throat infections.
The most common symptoms of problems with the tonsils include their hypertrophy. The tonsils increase with each infection (in this way they cope with germs that attack the body), but when they are too frequent and chronic, the tonsils may not return to their normal size. Overgrown tonsils bring difficulties in swallowing, and a child may also begin to snore and suffer from breathing problems. Moreover, child’s immunity decreases, because impaired tonsils no longer produce the antibodies needed to fight the disease. As a consequence, the toddler is exposed to even more health problems.
Once the above mentioned symptoms begin to show up in your child, it is worth seeking a help of qualified and experienced otolaryngologists from the Consultation Centre of the Medicover Hospital. In case of palatine tonsils hypertrophy, the solution to that problems may be reduction of their size, e.g. tonsillotomy.
The Medicover Hospital offers this procedure. Reduction of tonsils size is performed by specialists who take care of young patient's comfort. Tonsillotomy takes place under general anaesthesia and due to the stress related to it, Medicover Hospital allows parents to stay with the child while administering anaesthesia and waking up. The treatment is not invasive (often during this procedure adenoid is removed, too), and the staff of the Medicover Hospital provides professional help before, during and after the procedure.