Q: If You Need Your Tonsils, Why Take Them Out?
A: Tonsils are part of the immune system, but when they are too large or are prone to frequent infections, then surgical removal is a consideration. One or two infections every year is not too worrisome, but having an infection every month can be debilitating for most people. For many children (and some adults), very large tonsils can lead to breathing problems at night.
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