Should I have my tonsils removed?
I've had a really bad sore throat and cough several times this year, and almost every time it happens my throat and the roof of my mouth feel all swollen. I also get canker sores often. Is this tonsillitis? Will a tonsillectomy help? Also, I've heard it would also help my snoring, is that true?
If yes, who should I see? My pediatrician (I'm 17), a specialist, etc.?
The only reason I've been seeing the pediatrician is because that's where my parents take me.
- ConnorLv 79 years ago
No it's not tonsilitis. So not it will not help.
Talk to your doctor to make sure you don't have a recurring infection of some sort. I would also check for any food allergies you may have. Watch what you eat and watch when the mouth issues flair up.
I would just go and talk to the doctor. You don't need to see a pediatrician at your age and for this particular problem you just need to see a normal doctor. Rarely can you just up and see a specialist without having a refferal anyways.
-ConnorSource(s): Pre Med