Knowing what tonsils and adenoids do and why doctors sometimes take them out can help you decide if surgery is the right call for your child (or for you).
They may not pose a serious health risk. But these small bits of tissue can cause unpleasant problems. Learn how to prevent tonsil stones and what to do if they become bothersome.
If you think you are too old to need a tonsillectomy, think again. Many adults get them, and new research says they are relatively safe.