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Recurring strep throat without tonsils

A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
General Surgery 42 years experience
Absolutely: Streptococcal pharyngitis is not dependent on the presence or absence of tonsils, so the answer is yes! a simple swab will confirm your diagnosis in a... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 58 years experience
Yes !!: Strep pyogenes (group a) does not care whether its victim has tonsils or not. Not only can your child get strep throat, but this should be tested for... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Rheumatology 35 years experience
Multiple: You can get strep throat without tonsils. Symptoms include severe and sudden sore throat without coughing, sneezing, or other cold symptoms. Pain or d... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
Essentially the same: Strep throat is strep throat--a bacterial infection due to exposure to a specific germ called streptococcus. Headache, sore throat, red throat, swolle... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
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 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Yes: Although removing the tonsils may decrease the frequency of strep throat, it is still possible to become infected with strep without tonsils.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Highly unlikely: Highly unlikely. I've had a patient who developed not only tonsillitis but an abscess after a previous tonsillectomy. It happens if residual tonsil ti... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 62 years experience
Yes: If recurrent cultures of the tonsils, when infected, demonstrate streptococcus and you are significantly ill and it occurs 3 to 4 times a year, you s... Read More
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Dr. Jason Perkel
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Hard to say: I wouldn't think about a "look" of strep in the throat. It can be hard to predict sometimes by looking. Instead, if a child has a sore throat with a... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Wasserman
Allergy and Immunology 46 years experience
Red: The area around where the tonsils used to be may look beefy red. There may also be red spots on the soft palate. The appearance does not help one iden... Read More
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