Tounsils

United States
November 17, 2007 11:04pm CST
My daughter is three years old and has had a lot of trouble with her tounsils. I have been taking her to the Dr for this problem for almost two years and I can't seem to get him to do anything about it. I was just wondering if anyone here has had this problem? And if so will u please tell me what you did about it?
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@maddysmommy (16235)
• United States
19 Nov 07
I had problems with my tonsils for years as well and finally went and saw a Ear Nose and Throat specialist and was suppose to have them removed. Because I moved so much I never got the date of my appointment and checkup and eventually I stopped having issues with it. I should of got them out though. Can you get a referral to an Ear Nose and Throat specialist?
• United States
19 Nov 07
I have been trying to get a refferal but they wont give it to me. They said that she is to young to have it done. Thank you for your responce.
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@maddysmommy (16235)
• United States
19 Nov 07
Aargh I hate it when our doctor won't give me referrals for my son too. Does your health plan allow you to have a consultation from a specialist at a cheap rate or copay?
@maddysmommy (16235)
• United States
19 Nov 07
Oops I forgot to add without a doctor's referral?
19 Nov 07
I don't know why your Dr thinks your daughter is too young to have her tonsils out. I work in a nursery and a couple of children who are constantly suffering have had this operation. Like everyone else has said, you should try and see another Dr, or take her to hospital when she is infected and get them to look into it. I wish you luck, tonsilitus is horrible and your daughter is suffering unnecessarily.
• United States
20 Nov 07
Thank you for your support I took her to another Dr today and got my referral. You mylotters have been great supporters thank you.
20 Nov 07
Good to hear this. I hope they can help your daughter.
@drpriti (94)
• India
19 Nov 07
Hi, Keep your daughter away from cold drinks,ice cream.Teach her to do gargling,it's difficult but she will do it,preferably salt water gargling,early morning after she gets up.U can try Homeopathy,as it will not only treat her for tonsillitis but also increase her resistance power. Visit www.prohomeopathy.com
• United States
20 Nov 07
I will give that a try thank you so much.
@mamasan34 (6521)
• United States
18 Nov 07
Personally if I were you I would either take her to another doctor or insist on getting a referral to a ear, nose and throat doctor. If you have been having these problems with your daughters tonsils for this long, don't be afraid to ask your doctor to send you to see a specialist. If he refuses, complain to your insurance company and find another doctor. But don't give up.
• United States
18 Nov 07
Thank you for your responce I greatly appreciate it. And I have tried to get her Dr to give me a referral but she won't do it. She says she still thinks she is to young and they won't do anything for her except what she is doing which is nothing I may just go to another Dr. Thank you again.
• Canada
2 Apr 08
GET A NEW DOCTOR! I had tonsilitis since I was about 8 years old. I had them out when I was 18 and it was HELL! It hurt so much because I was a adult. If you get them out when your younger it hurts a lot less because the medications take over a lot better and recovery is HALF the time. I had mine out 2 times, because the first doctor didn't remove them properly. So be careful of who you pick to have them taken out. Ask as many questions as possibly and try to get information from people who have had them out by that doctor. But do it while shes young, by the time shes 15 she wont even remember the pain or possibly even being in the hospital. Don't be afraid to take pictures of the before and after, I think it's cool and good for scrap booking. Also she might want to see these kinds of things when she gets a little bit older. Then if something happens like it did to me you can show new doctors exactly what things looked like!