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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Tonsils: Tonsils are part of our immune system, are lymphoid tissue and fight infection. When they are objects of recurrent strep infections or are too enlarge ... Read More

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Dr. Robert Knox
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Swollen Tonsils Hurt: If your whole body hurts with swollen tonsils, you probably are experiencing viral tonsillopharyngits. Warm salt water gargles, tylenol (acetaminophen ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Mathison
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Your tonsils and adenoids serve as an immunological filter, sampling antigens (foreign substances-bacteria, viruses, allergens, etc) that enter the bo ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Tonsils: Tonsils and adnoids are lymphoid tisse that serve as filters , thereby helping to prevent infection deeper in the chest.They are removed for a variety ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sudeshan Govender
Specializes in Family Medicine
Tonsillitis : Suggest Myprodol 2 tds , andolex spray , fluids and bed rest . If not settling in 48 hrs , see GP for antibiotics - first line Augmentin SR if not all ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Not really: You can develop a tonsillar abscess which can "poison" your blood by causing sepsis, but this is an acute disease.
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keshab Paudel
18 years experience Internal Medicine
? Sinusitis/Rhinitis: It appears that you might have some kind of infection in your nostril, that could be due to sinusitis ( infection of nasal sinuses) or rhinitis ( infe ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Odd post: A temperature of 34.5 in not considered fever. It is subnormal & likely a sign of malfunctioning equipment or method. If the kid is otherwise acti ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Med-check up: If you have a lump in the armpit, it needs medical examination by a physician to confirm that it is real and of a size that may need a biopsy. Any lum ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Examine and treat: Without examining you it is not possible to predict what this is, but the overwhelming odds are that it is quite manageable by your doctor, or if not, ... Read More
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