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Can i get strep throat without tonsils?

Can i get strep throat without tonsils?

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 few minutes, and you can immediately start appropriate therapy. Good luck. ...Read more

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Strep Throat (Definition)

It's a throat infection caused by a strep bacteria that responds rapidly to most antibiotics. There can be a number of other bacteria involved in addition to strep so a regular culture (not just a quick strep ...Read more


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Can my child get strep throat without having his tonsils (removed 2 years ago)?

Can my child get strep throat without having his tonsils (removed 2 years ago)?

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 and treated, because without eradication there are post-streptococcal complications like extension of the infection to other areas, or acute rheumatic fever. Get child seen by family doctor. ...Read more

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Can you get strep throat even if you do not have tonsils?

Can you get strep throat even if you do not have tonsils?

Not Uncommon: Although tonsillectomy greatly reduces the frequency of strep throat, it is not uncommon to still have such an infection in chidren.Thus you still should be concerned if your child is sick with a sore throat. ...Read more

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Even with your tonsils out can you get strep throat?

Even with your tonsils out can you get strep throat?

Yes: The tonsils and adenoids represent large collections of gland tissue that are often involved with strep infections. After removal of most of those structures there will still be other glandular tissue present that can become infected with strep. ...Read more

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I've had my tonsils removed can I still get strep throat?

I've had my tonsils removed can I still get strep throat?

Yes: Although removing the tonsils may decrease the frequency of strep throat, it is still possible to become infected with strep without tonsils. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get strep throat if you don't have any tonsils?

Is it possible to get strep throat if you don't have any tonsils?

Yes: A tonsillectomy removes the prominent palatine tonsils on either side of the back of the throat. However, there is tonsil like tissue located in patches around the throat and roof of the throat. That and the rest of the throat tissue can become inflamed with a strep infection. Removal can reduce the intensity of symptoms but does not eliminate the risk of strep. ...Read more

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What to do if i can still get strep throat if i don't have tonsils?

What to do if i can still get strep throat if i don't have tonsils?

Yes: A tonsillectomy removes the prominent palatine tonsils on either side of the back of the throat. However, there is tonsil like tissue located in patches around the throat and roof of the throat. That and the rest of the throat tissue can become inflamed with a strep infection. Removal can reduce the intensity of symptoms but does not eliminate the risk of strep. ...Read more

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I have been getting strep throat 1-2 times a yr since I was 14 and I am 19 now. Can I get my tonsils removed on that alone??

I have been getting strep throat 1-2 times a yr since I was 14 and I am 19 now. Can I get my tonsils removed on that alone??

Discuss with doctor.: An ENT (ear, nose and throat/otolaryngologist) specialist would be the best one to help make that determination. Usually 7 strep infections in a year or obstructive sleep apnea are stronger indications for performing a tonsillectomy, but each patient should be evaluated on a case by case basis. Ask your primary physician for a referral to the specialist, if you don't know of one. ...Read more

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I used to get strep throat a lot when i was growing up. Finally they removed my tonsils and i haven't had it since. How do I know if I am a carrier?

I used to get strep throat a lot when i was growing up. Finally they removed my tonsils and i haven't had it since. How do I know if I am a carrier?

Testing: Strep carrier status occurs when an individual tests positive for the strep a germ on multiple occasions but remains asymptomatic. (lack of physical illness & lack of a blood test showing an immune response)an estimated 5% of folks are year round carriers & as many as 25% may be transient carriers in the winter.Carriers do pose some risk to susceptible friends & family. ...Read more

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Why for the past few years do I get strep throat 3+ times a year when i don't have tonsils? Possible causes?

Strep or not strep?: Germs can infect the walls of your throat, even when you don't have tonsils. Cold viruses can cause a sore throat, so 3+ episodes of these a year are common. If you have true streptococcus bacterial infections (verified by testing) often, you or a member of your household may be a carrier. That is, your immune system lets strep bacteria live like squatters in your throat, instead of killing them. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more