(HealthDay News) -- Tonsillectomy, a surgical procedure to remove the tonsils, is a common treatment for frequent infections of these glands, located in the back of the mouth.
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The U.S. National Library of Medicine says possible warning signs that a tonsillectomy is needed include:
- Persistent bouts with inflamed tonsils (tonsillitis).
- Tonsillitis that doesn't get better with antibiotics.
- Tonsils that grow large enough to touch each another.
- An abscess that forms around one or both tonsils.
- Persistent middle ear infections.
-- Diana Kohnle
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