Am after anyone's experiences with recurring tonsillitis in a short period of time. My 6 yo has had tonsillitis 4 times this year already. We have taken him to an ENT who has said she is happy to take them out, but for some reason I am reluctant to make this decision. He is always the kid who will get sick if anything is going around and also has viral asthma. My DH had his tonsils taken out at a young age and seems to think it is going to fix all DS's problems, but I am just not sure. Do we not have tonsils for a reason?