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Anti-inflammatory proved to help tonsillectomy patients

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Getting their tonsils out has long been a rite of passage for millions of kids.

Now, there's good news about a drug that is widely used to help kids through it. As many as 500,000 youngsters—fifteen and under—get their tonsils out each year.

Anti-inflammatory drugs are often given during the surgery to prevent complications, and for awhile some believed they caused problems.

However, a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows there is no increase in complications with these drugs.

Furthermore, taking steroids produced a faster recovery.

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