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is it possible to get a tonsil infection after having your tonsils out

A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Diaz
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No: It is very rare to get a primary tonsil infection after the removal and recovery from tonsil surgery.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
35 years experience Pediatrics
Not necessarily: Some folks have large indentations, or crypts in the tonsils that can collect food particles, but since the tonsils are a center for disease resistanc ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsil: If the tonsils are large some people have problems with swallowing. If not it wouldn't be a source for being thin
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Depends: If the infection is viral, your immune system will effect a cure. If it is bacterial (hopefully a culture will be taken) an appropriate antibiotic de ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
39 years experience Ophthalmology
Not good.: You should not be doing that. You can spread the infection into your blood stream with squeezing the pus out. You can still have a strep throat at yo ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Costello
21 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Been treated?: If a child has a sore throat then he should always get checked out for strep throat which is one bacteria which can cause a tonsillitis. If he has be ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
17 years experience Sleep Medicine
Body response: Your body's response to injury is scar tissue/fibrosis but this does improve over time. People who get infections all the time actually develop crypt ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
8 years experience Dentistry
Not necessarily: If often and repeadedly infected then yes.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes, BUT you might: Infect the person you are kissing.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: I will mention at least one indication for tonsillectomy, where the typical symptoms of severe throat are not commonly present. That condition called ... Read More
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