Management Of T4 Tonsils Besides Surgery?
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The level of enlarged tonsils is divided into 4, namely T1-T4 where T4 is a condition where the tonsil glands are large enough to stick together and may also be accompanied by obstruction of the airway so that it causes respiratory distress in the sufferer.
In patients with tonsils that have reached T4 size, especially those that have caused complaints, it is highly recommended to do surgical removal of the tonsil gland to help eliminate complaints and to prevent respiratory problems due to obstruction of the airways by the glands.
Until now, based on various studies there are no drugs that can help reduce the size of the tonsil glands that have been enlarged, and based on the process, an enlarged tonsils can not shrink because of the formation of scar tissue that cannot be lost due to inflammation and healing that happened before.
If surgery is not performed, the most worrisome risk is airway obstruction which can cause your child to have difficulty breathing and can cause death if the blockage is not treated immediately, this condition can also make it difficult for your child to eat or drink because it is blocked by the tonsil gland.
Therefore, it is highly recommended to follow the doctor's recommendations because these recommendations are definitely based on the best consideration for therapy for your child's current condition. In the meantime, if there are medicines that are given, keep taking the drugs as they are recommended to help reduce complaints, but it still needs to be understood that these drugs are not to reduce the size of the enlarged tonsils.
I hope this helps.