To the Editor.—For the past 10 years in our clinical practice, we have come across a few patients who presented with allergic rhinitis earlier and whose symptoms became aggravated following tonsillectomy, and a few patients who had no allergic symptoms earlier but who manifested allergic rhinitis following tonsillectomy. This correlation is not described in the literature, to our knowledge. Currently we are conducting a clinical trial on adult tonsillectomy patients and are reviewing their allergic symptoms.
Due to the hot, humid, dusty weather and its frequent variable nature, there are quite a few cases of adult tonsillitis in our day-to-day practice. Allergic rhinitis is also a leading entity in this part of the world, and involves about 18% of the general population and about 33% of the cases seen in the ear, nose, and throat outpatient clinic.
Although prolonged use of antibiotic therapy for the treatment of recurrent tonsillitis
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