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3 months with strep no tonsils

A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Tonsils: Yes, speak to your doctor especially if you also have symptoms of sleep apnea.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
31 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsillectomy in adu: Tonsillectomies in adults have about the same amount of bleeding as the children. They are definitely more painful. You will lose a minimum of 8 to t ... Read More
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Dr. Holly Maes
36 years experience Pediatrics
See own doc: Decisions on whether you need surgical intervention for a chronic problem should not be coming fro an er doc. You need to discuss this with a primary ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Won't end strep: Tonsil removal does not end your risk of contracting strep throat. It can make the illness less intense when it happens but there are plenty of tissue ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Yes you can.: For significant sore throat with swollen lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therap ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
23 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: More than three in a year and i refer my patients for tonsillectomy, if i know that they are not carriers.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sabeeha Haque
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Possibly: I would have your doctor check if he is a carrier of strep (do a throat culture when he is not sick ; off antibiotics). If he is not, likely he will ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
25 years experience Family Medicine
Lowered immunity: Smoking can cause decrease in the ability of your airway (including pharynx) to fight off infection. Quit smoking as soon as you can - it will help y ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martha Hidalgo
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Tonsillar exudate: You might need antibiotics.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: The most common indications for tonsillectomy include airway obstruction and recurrent infection. Having strep throat four times in one year meets gui ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Moore
8 years experience Family Medicine
No: Anything that causes irritation or inflammation of the tonsils can cause them them to be red. Viruses (such as typical cold viruses) are actually a mo ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Just one tonsil may: Be red/ swollen. Sxs of strep throat can include: pain of throat; large, red tonsils w white exudates; small red dots on roof of mouth; swollen lymph ... Read More

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