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A female asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
38 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not from vallecula: The vallecula is a gutter between the epiglottis and base of tongue that is covered with the lingual tonsils. The palatine tonsils sit just lateral t ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Noah Fitzpatrick
25 years experience in Internal Medicine
Meant well: That was before evidence-based medicine. Doctors could perform procedures and get paid before proving that they actually helped.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Marcincuk
23 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Don't recommend: I don't recommend it - will probably cause a lot of pain. Gargling with salt water is a better idea.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Kelley
39 years experience in Dentistry
Decrease bacteria level: If the bad breath is coming from plaque buildup and bacteria buildup you need to use a tongue scraper and brush and floss your teeth to keep the bact ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Breathing: Loud breathing or snoring can occur after the tonsils are removed. For significant difficulty breathing – emergency evaluation should be obtained.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
Fibrosis: may be from scarring- unless the tonsil is chronically infected as determined by throat culture, it is not mandatory to remove it; howver if infected ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
36 years experience in Dentistry
No: It is not a must, but if you have large tonsils blocking your airway it might be a great idea. Many people who have sleep apnea, don't even have tons ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
17 years experience in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Not likely: Food allergies is an immediate immune response caused by your bodies reaction to the exposure of a specific food. Removal of tonsil does not directly ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience in Rheumatology
No: We have no data to suggest that would be effective. Rheumatic fever occurs after a streptococcus infection and tonsillectomy may help prevent strep in ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonnie Smith
38 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Yes but the surgery itself should have helped with mouth breathing. If you are several weeks post op, you should have your surgeon recheck things. B ... Read More
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