The Doctors: Hard Indicators To Have Tonsils Removed
Solina wrote in to The Doctors saying her son Brandon is always getting a sore throat and she wanted to know if she had her son’s tonsils removed whether the sore throats would stop.
Dr. Andrew Ordon said it might be able to help but there is still a debate if it can stop sore throats. There is also a long list of criteria that can help a parent decide whether their child needs to have the their tonsils removed.
The following is a list of indicators that your child may need to have their tonsils removed:
- Having seven bouts of tonsillitis in one year.
- Having five bouts of tonsillitis in two years.
- Having three bouts of tonsillitis in three years.
- Above average amount of middle ear infections.
- The tonsils are causing a foul breath smell.
- Trouble swallowing or breathing.
Dr. Ordon said pediatricians are still debating whether or not the tonsils help in fighting infections in the oral cavity. While doctors think the tonsils are pretty useless now, new research could change that opinion.
Women Can Fracture Tailbone Giving Birth
Women have to go through a lot when giving birth and one of the dangers they must deal with is possibly fracturing the tailbone, also known as the coccyx, when the child is birthed. Dr. Lisa Masterson said if the child is large, they could clip the tailbone on the way out and actually fracture it. When this happens, there is not much the doctors can do. You simply have to sit on a donut which takes pressure off the tailbone allowing it time to heal.
Don’t expect the coccyx to heal quickly either. The Doctors said it could take weeks before the tailbone heals and through all that time, sitting is going to be very painful.