Why is it advisable to delay the removal of the tonsils and adenoids until after the age of five?

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Why is it advisable to delay the removal of the tonsils and adenoids until after the age of five?

What are tonsils?

The tonsils are located in the throat (pharynx). There are three pairs of tonsils: the palatine, the lingual, and the pharyngeal. When people refer to tonsils, they are generally speaking of the palatine tonsils.

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It is advisable to wait until after the age of 5 to remove the tonsils because they shrink during a child's early ages and infections decline in most...

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Adenoid: Definition, Symptoms & Removal
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Chapter 29 / Lesson 16
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Read this lesson to learn what an adenoid is along with why we have them and what problems they can cause. You will also learn what can be done to remedy those problems.


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