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Deciding whether your child should have a tonsillectomy

While having your tonsils out was a right of passage for many children growing up the in 1970's, it is no longer as popularly advocated for children today. If your child has frequent or severe tonsillitis, a tonsillectomy may be recommended but the decision will still be left at the discretion of the parents in most cases. Here are some tips for deciding whether or not the procedure is right for your child.