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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not totally removed: Sometimes it is hard to tell if the entire tonsil has been removed. Even a small amount of tissue left may grow somewhat larger but unlikely to grow ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Always some left: The "tonsillectomy" removes tonsillar tissue in the area on both sides near the base of the tongue. These palatine tonsils are clusters of lymph gland ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Rarely if ever done: The tonsils are a valuable part of a kids immune system. They tend to grow faster than a kid until age 6-8 , slow & stop. By age 16 most kids have ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: In the hands of a well trained surgeon & anesthesiologist this is relatively safe. Many would prefer that surgery be done after the acute infectio ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Froude
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Cough often persists after the influenza has gone. It's also expected to feel a bit tired for a week or two after the flu. Only rarely are antibiotic ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Resistant Germs: These days, more germs are becoming resistant to our standard antibiotics. ESBL stands for 'extended spectrum beta-lactamase' which means that E. coli ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Calvert
35 years experience Dentistry
Now: If you are having inflammation around your ear due to bruxism, anti-inflammation will help right away. However, the medication is just temporary. The ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Adenoids: You can try shrinking the adenoids by using a steroid nasal inhaler twice a day.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Call: call the Dentist or Dental Specialist who did your surgery. That's the person who knows your situation best. Post-surgical evaluation may be in orde ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nadia Ghattas
47 years experience Pediatrics
Recurrent tonsilliti: Having 8 episodes of tonsillitis is an indication for tonsillectomy especially if the tonsils are enlarged. Recurrent streptococcal tonsillopharyng ... Read More
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