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enlarged tonsils...what to do?

(6 Posts)
concernedmumm Mon 16-May-16 19:30:33

DS(2) had a humongous sneezing fit before, during which I saw that his tonsils were massive! He has been a bit snotty over the past few days but no other symptoms. What do I do? I'm working tomorrow and Wednesday, would it be ok to go the doctors on Thursday? Does he need seeing sooner?

concernedmumm Mon 16-May-16 20:58:15


FIS2016 Tue 17-May-16 07:29:48

Some children have naturally large tonsils. Are they very red, pussy or touching?

Flanderspigeonmurderer Tue 17-May-16 07:31:54

Does he seem to be in pain? Is he off his food?

TheCrumpettyTree Tue 17-May-16 11:49:11

Are they causing him problems? Does he snore or hold his breath when he's asleep or does he get tonsillitis? If he's not ill then the GP won't do anything.

concernedmumm Tue 17-May-16 17:30:36

Thanks for your responses.
They're quite red, not pussy but almost touching. He doesn't seem to be in pain at all. He's his usual happy self.
He does snore, and occasionally hold his breath whilst sleeping. What could that mean?

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