I had mine out as a child, all my children had theirs out around age 7 due to repeated strep infections. My grand daughter 8, has had two strep infections this year and her tonsils are large. Her father has at least two "sessions" with some tonsil related problem per year, to the point he can't swallow. I think better for a kid to suffer a few days and eliminate problems that I see some adults having. She has an ENT appointment next week due to frequent night bloody noses. I am thinking possibly my daughter will ask about getting the grand daughters tonsils out. I realize tonsils are no longer done routinely by ENT. Just wondered your opinions.