Thank you guys. My son is having his tonsils & adenoids removed on 11th Nov. postponed 5wks ago due to cough. We were gutted but obv went with advice given... yeh they are huge, it's been a nightmare for the past 2 yrs. I just wondered if they were infected. My son is not complaining of a sore throat at all but gets ulcers & has bad breath, so just wondered. The tonsils are quite pitted & veiny, not very nice to look at. My son has never had tonsillitis but suffers from constant bunged up nose, clearing of throat & sleep apnea, scary stuff. So glad they are coming out, dreading it tho. He is off nursery as won't risk him catching anything else. Developed cough after Hand foot & mouth caught from his nursery, nightmare. The And you again for advice xx
Yup. You can get viral tonsillitis. I have a dc who has one enormous tonsil that comes out to half way that goes bright red and engorged when they have a virus. Nothing you can do but wait it out and if they have issues with their breathing then straight to hospital
Dd1 was just diagnosed with tonsillitis yesterday afternoon, she's really ill with it, very high temp and is struggling to breath, can't talk at all. Has been given antibiotics. Did you opt to have your ds' tonsils removed?
Yeh bigfam, we actually got revered after Dr,s appt at the start of the year. As soon as the consultant saw my sons tonsils, he said they had to come out & the adenoids. Although my son doesn't suffer with tonsillitis, the size of them causes other problems. He has a fear of eating anything chunky, isn't gaining weight, hasn't done for months. Also he has sleep apnea so constantly wakes himself up through the night. His nose is blocked all the time. I have to sleep next to him so that he can be turned onto his side. Dreading op a week on Wed but it has to be done. Hoping he,ll be a different boy after having them out. That's awful your daughter is so poorly, are her tonsils big? How does she sleep? Bunged up nose? Might be worth asking for a referral just to get a consultants opinion. Hope she feels better soon.
Your poor ds, hopefully it will all be resolved after the op. Her tonsils aren't overly large, but she's struggling to breath and at night sounds like a train. She's got three bottles of penicillin to get through, no blocked nose. Sometimes she coughs though and gets so out of breath and panics, and puts the fan in front of her face as she says she feels like she's not getting enough air, horrible to watch.
Goodness that sounds awful, very worrying for you I,m sure. Have they done tests to investigate why your daughter gets so out of breath, is it only during the night? Although her tonsils aren't big, it could be her adenoids. These can swell after having a virus & sometimes don't shrink again. The fact she,s noisy through the night sounds like it could be her adenoids. You could try a humidifier at night, that may help her. Poor toot, hope she gets better sn & you get some answers.
No, i assume they took a swab though, as she's been given three bottles of penicillin, the gp said if we'd have left it any longer she probably would have been in hospital, it only started thursday with a little bit of a sore throat, then by friday afternoon it had gotten so bad. Hope your lo improves after his op