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No surgery for moderate tonsillitis, new guidelines say
USA Today

Doctors should use antibiotics and a wait-and-see approach when treating repeated throat infections in children and resort to a tonsillectomy only in the most severe cases, new medical guidelines suggest. A panel of experts formed to address the costs and risks of unnecessary tonsillectomies — surgical removal of the tonsils — found that most children with frequent sore throats get better without surgery.