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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Why do I constantly have throat infections and tonsillitis every 2 months?

    I am using a lot of sick leave and work is starting to get concerned.

    I receive antibiotics each time I have an infection or tonsillitis and it goes away, but then returns within a couple of months.

    Would it be worth speaking to a ENT specialist and chat about getting them removed?
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  • Dr Sim Choroomi

    Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) Surgeon

    You likely have chronic tonsillitis with acute flare ups in  between. You never truly recover from one infection before the next one occurs.

    You should seek the opinion of an ENT Specialist and perhaps take a picture of when the tonsils look at their worst. This will give the specialist an idea of how bad the infections can get. As a guide if you are getting tonsillitis 5 or more times a year then that is an indication for removal but every patient must be looked at individually.

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