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4 Ways to Cure Chronic Tonsillitis

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4 Ways to Cure Chronic Tonsillitis
Doctor looking into the mouth of a boy at his tonsils. Photo Credit Frans Rombout/iStock/Getty Images

One of the only permanent ways to cure chronic tonsillitis is to have the tonsils removed. The procedure, known as a tonsillectomy, can be performed if the individual meets the following criteria: has five or more episodes of tonsillitis in one year, has three or more episodes each year for two years or has tonsillitis infections that do not respond to traditional treatment like antibiotics.

A tonsillectomy involves the removal of one or both of the tonsils. Even though it is a very common procedure, it does involve a very difficult post-operative recovery, which can last for two weeks or more. Pain, bleeding and the effects of the general anesthesia are some of the primary and uncomfortable side effects and risks of having a tonsillectomy.

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