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A 35-year-old female asked:

I have continous strep throat- been nearly two months now. i also get tonsil stones when its really bad. i have been told if i get my tonsils out this will help with both. im 35 and really worried as read and heard its not ideal for adults ?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Possibilities: There is a sub-set of the population that always carries strep, but they do not respond to it with tonsil swelling/illness. Recurrent true strep disease suggests recurrent exposure/infection with a close donor source or inadequate eradication when treated. Tonsil removal can reduce the intensity of the disease but not eliminate all strep infections.

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Last updated Mar 8, 2020

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