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can your tonsils make you sick

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Dr. Stephen Rothstein
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsil: after the tonsil is removed and you heal there will be no difference in your healing abilty

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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
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
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
19 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Any time you eat unhealthy, it can be unhealthy :).
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ralph Bobbitt
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Many causes of cough: Enlarged tonsils can cause a reactive cough, however there are numerous common causes of cough. Evaluation and treatment of cough typically starts wit ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Charmoy
35 years experience Dentistry
Yes: A dry socket after wisdom teeth extraction is when the blood clot come out. This can occur no matter how well you follow you direction. It can make yo ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
33 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Spit, don't drink: Like all mouthwashes and toothpastes, biotene is meant to be spit out, not swallowed. While swallowing small amount is not a problem, it is possible t ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mansoor Jatoi
8 years experience Internal Medicine
ENT: Have your doctor refer you to an Ear, Nose, Throat specialist to further evaluate your tonsils. There are certain criteria that will permit the ENT ph ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
40 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Fear nausea/vomiting: Feeling sick to your stomach and having nausea and or vomiting is not uncommon. If you know you are going to be doing something or going someplace tha ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: The tonsils and adenoids represent large collections of gland tissue that are often involved with strep infections. After removal of most of those str ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Salamat Majeed
36 years experience Pediatrics
It's Contagious : It is contagious. You can catch it by sharing utensils, kissing, or another activity which requires close contact. It can make you sick.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mahmoud Shoib
12 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Yes, although not a big change.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shirlene Moten
31 years experience Family Medicine
Get evaluated!: You certainly could have the flu. However, given the sob i worry more about a possible pueumonia, and yes, it would frequenly cause fatigue.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Bad teeth: Perhaps. As a dentist I get a little sick just thinking about how some people let their teeth rot away and how it could effect their general health, s ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Smell: Physicians can smell nicotine very easy. Why would you not want your physician to know an important fact about your health? It is EXTREMELY unwise t ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Thyroid, nodes: When doctors check your neck we can feel an enlarged thyroid or thyroid nodules. We can also feel enlarged lymph nodes if you have them. We usually lo ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Restore them: Nothing, and i mean nothing you do will cleanse those cavities of the malodorous bacteria. The only way out is to see a local dentist and have them re ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcelo Laufer
31 years experience Pediatric Infectious Disease
No: Voice is generated in the vocal cords. If you lost your voice you probably have laryngitis not pneumonia.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Yes: It's true.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Berson
37 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Globes not asthma: The sensation you are describing is usually called globus. This is not a typical asthma symptom. Get it checked out by your dr.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Early on-you can't: Unless you are well into your pregnancy and can start to feel the growing fetus, you can not tel if your pregnant by feeling your stomach. If you had ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Yes: A cavity is an infection. Like any infection anywhere in your body, your body has to expend energy to try to defend against the infection spreading. ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
22 years experience Dentistry
Stomach acid?: Too much enzyme content of the saliva is most likely not the problem. You may have acid reflux from your stomach if your mouth feels like it is burnin ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Byars
43 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: If you have reason to believe you may have an std, you should get checked. But if you can't stop thinking about it even when there's no reason to be c ... Read More

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