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.