Are you more vulnerable to catching common colds and viruses if you have had your tonsils removed? Dr. Shikhar Gupta ENT/ Otorhinolaryngologist Asked: June 1, 2022In: ENT No, there is no medical or scientific evidence to support the fact that removing tonsils can increase the risk of infections or respiratory allergies. While it is a common misconception that tonsil removal can worsen infections, it is untrue. This does not mean that the tonsils are useless, in fact, they are instrumental in preventing upper respiratory infections in children. However, the immune system is made of numerous components like spleen, thymus, bone marrow, etc., and when one part is removed, others compensate for it. If you have an ear infectioRead more June 1, 2022 Dr. Shikhar Gupta ENT/ Otorhinolaryngologist 0 people found this helpful Was this answer helpful?