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do tonsils go away with age

A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
? Dicloflam: An NSAID, might not be helpful in your case, you may need prescription medications as antibiitics after evaluation by your doctor or ENT specialist, i ... Read More

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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Ulcers: There are all kinds of mouth ulcers. Next time you have one see your Dentist, an Oral Surgeon, or an ENT. Ulcers have to be visualized to be able to ... Read More
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Please elaborate: What exactly does "ages" encompass? A few days, a few weeks, or a few months? Aphthous ulcers usually resolve on their own within a 2 week time frame. ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
50 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sometimes: They may spontaneously drain, but if they persist and are symptomatic, best to see your otolaryngologist.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Mono: Yes your tonsillar tissue can become necrotic and give you a greenish black exsudate.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Usually: Tonsil stones are fairly common. Eventually most stones are cleared from the tonsil. Some people prefer to squeeze their tonsils or pick the stones ou ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Schuller
44 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Cough is from the irritation of the pharynx. As tonsils heal(or removed) the irritation is removed and the cough should stop.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Tonsillolith: Or tonsil stones. They are usually calcified collections that occur in the crypts or indentations in tonsils. They are harmless as long as you don't h ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Absolutely not: In the hands of a competent, board certified ENT surgeon, the risk is not any greater than it is in children. Severe pain and a 1% chance of post-ope ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not clear: Tonsils do not necessarily "automatically" go away as children get older. The adenoids which are similar to the tonsils usually do regress during the ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
For good reason: Adults get tonsils removed mainly for 1) treatment of sleep apnea, 2) clear obstructive swallowing, 3)recurrent infections, 4) tumor removal, 5) bad ... Read More

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