: : I have a little girl who will be 3 in April. Her glands in her neck are
: : almost always swollen. She has had mono and strep several times in the
: : last 2 years. She was hospitalized in Feb.of 1997 do to a several
: : infection; her tonsils were green. She has been put on antibotics and
: : sometimes the glands will down go and sometimes they won't. Her tonsils
: : are affecting the way she eats. She has lost some weight; she gags on her
: : food. I had mono in Nov. and her glands are swollen now, but she has no
: : white patches that I can see. Is there something I can do to get her well
: : and to keep her glands down? She is not on any medication now. She is not
: : running a fever, but she didn't with the last few infections she has had.
: : Is there something other than the things I mention that I should be
: : looking for?
: Dear Valerie,
: I know where you are coming from. I have a 3 and half year old son that was
: hospitalized with a severe throat infection last May. Well ever since then
: he hasn't been the same. he has this lump about the size of a medium sized
: gumball that is in his neck all the time. He is always saying that things
: burn his throat. The only thing that he will drink 99% of the time is water
: because he says that it makes his throat feel better. He is very under weight
: and his tonsils to me look like they are almost touching one another, but the
: doctor dosen't seem to be too worried. They are going to run some test on his
: sinus. He had tubes in his ears 2 years ago and still has them. They also
: took his adnoeids out. I wish that I could figure out what was wrong.
: Just thougt I would let you know that you are not alone out there.
Dear Valerie :
if your daughter has had adenoidectomy with ear tube placement , I guess seeing the otolaryngologist is already on your list. If he/she has not recommended tonsillectomy ( based on the indication I discussed previously ) then follow up is recommended .
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