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Can your tonsils make you sick

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Dr. Stephen Rothstein
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Tonsil: after the tonsil is removed and you heal there will be no difference in your healing abilty
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Tonsil: The reason for tonsillectomy is recurrent tonsillitis or mechanical obstruction. If you are having multiple infections, you are already dealing with g... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Normal exposures: One primary exposure portal of the body is the mouth. The tonsils sit is close proximity too all the ingested material, including germs, triggering th... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Yes: Any time you eat unhealthy, it can be unhealthy :).
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Sore throat: Your sore throat and tonsil enlargement can be secondary to post nasal drip from nasal allergies. Ask your doctor for a steroid nasal spray, it will a... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Zabukovic
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Not concerning: This sounds like a normal finding. Nothing to be concerned about.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Guzik
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Enlarged tonsils: Tonsilar hypertrophy or enlarged tonsils does not always indicate an infection or inflammation. Enlarged tonsils can be dangerous however if they come... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Does not add up: A person has only two tonsils. Could it be that you meant to use a different word. Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruit... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stanley Ling
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Tonsils: Have you been coughing? If so possible bleeding from the tonsil. Have you been having fever? Try acetaminophen .. If no improvement seek medical care ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Maybe!: You may also benifit from allergy testing and treatement. This may be causing the recurrent situation. Removal of tonsils may help if this is the ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Suzanne Galli
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Enlarged tonsil: There are different reasons for an enlarged tonsil, including infection and cancer. A physical examination would provide more ands for you.

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