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A 18-year-old male asked:

i have the symptoms of peritonsillar abscess do i have to get the puss pocket surgically removed? i'm 18 the puss pocket hurts

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Dr. Stephen Rothstein
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Tonsil: You should go to the ER now to have it checked and possibly drained.

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My child has pandas. Should he have his tonsils removed?

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Dr. Russell Faust
Dr. Russell Faustanswered
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Uncertain: The nih does not recommend tonsillectomy for treatment of pandas; there is no clear evidence from clinical trials that it helps. On the other hand, there are many, many reports on sites like pandas foundation that tonsillectomy was the cure for their children. In my practice, I have seen some remarkable improvements following tonsillectomy, but again, these are "anecdotal". Ask your doc.
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Dr. Robert Knox commented
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if high antibody titters are part of your child's PANDA, I feel tonsillectomy is indicated to lessen the exposure to bacterial which live in the tonsils. However, once PANDAS has occurred, the immune system has already been stimulated.
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Dr. Francine Yep
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Yes!: Lots of work but totally worth it. After you treat your scalp with medicine, rub conditioner or olive oil into your hair. Use a nit comb or a sturdier flea comb for cats & dogs. Comb through hair every 2-3 days to remove nits and lice. It's important because the treatments don't kill all the lice. So nit-picking helps get rid of them & prevents a whole new crop from bugging you.
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If my gallbladder is removed, do I need to restrict my fat in the diet?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Will nasonex (mometasone) help remove my "allergic shiners" (circles under eyes)?

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