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Can You Get Tonsillitis If You Don T Have Tonsils
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I haven't been coughing, but suffer from tonsillitis! I want my tonsils out I get it twice maybe 3 times a year?
Yes: Yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends: The most recent guidelines for tonsillectomy based upon frequency of tonsillitis are: 7 episodes in 12 months or 5 episodes per year for 2 years or 3 episodes per year for 3 years or 4 episodes of strep in a year. Other factors that may be taken into account are severity of episodes, days of school/work missed, etc. Patients who have had a peritonsillar abscess may be candidates as well. ...Read more
Generally not, but..: But consult with your otolaryngologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
I keep getting tonsillitis a lot but do not always go to the doctors but I want my tonsils out, will i still get tonsillitis?
Tonsillectomy: You need to consult with an ENT specialist. They will be able to determine whether the frequency of your infections (usually >3/yr) warrants tonsillectomy and give you the risk/benefit assessment. ...Read more
At 50 I still get tonsillitis several times a year and have from early childhood. My tonsils are permanently enlarged too. Doctor won't remove them.
Tondillectomy: Hello, reasons for tonsillectomy are recurring infections, obstruction causing sleep troubles or swallowing problems, heart failure, abscess formation, asymmetrical size and cancer suspicion. You may qualify with sleep issues due to enlarged size and recurring infections. Sometimes the bacteria which causes the infections “live” within the tonsils and removal is indicated. See another ENT. ...Read more
No: No you can't.Get a more detailed answer ›
Needs clarification: Infected tonsils and lymphoma are two completely different things (lymphoma is a type of cancer). Having said that, yes if one has an acute tonsillitis, they can spread it to someone if they are playing tonsil hockey (kissing) with someone else....[unfortunately that will be the only hockey we will see for a while due to the nhl lockout :(]. ...Read more
I get tonsillitis about once every 3-5weeks, it's not very painful, but my tonsils swell up to a considerable size. Should I get a tonsillectomy?
I have white lines on my tonsils and I touched it a lil and it bleed a bit. I get tonsillitis 2xs a year is that related? My tonsils are swollen too
Watchful waiting.: If you don't have a fever, don't have enlarged lymph nodes on the side of the neck, and you're otherwise feeling okay, you can probably wait a few days before seeing the doctor. The white lines could be pus... But not necessarily. Sometimes plain 'ole mucus can look like whitish lines on the tonsils. I would try gargling with warm salt water and some Ibuprofen for a few days, then see doc. ...Read more
Tonsillitis: can your tonsils swell shut and prevent breathing and what to do if this happens? Obviously call 911 but what to do until they get here?
Can U request to have UR tonsils removed? I get strep &/or tonsillitis regularly & I have dealt with chronic tonsil stone for 10 yrs. I'm 25 & Female.
Sure: See your primary care doctor to discuss this. He or she can refer you to an ENT surgeon if you meet clinical criteria for tonsillectomy. ...Read more
Is it possible to get tonsillitis from vomiting? Immediately after a case of food poisoning I got swollen, sore tonsils that haven't gone away.
Get a check-up: Tonsillitis is usually caused by an infection which is can be transmitted from another infected person by coughing, or close contact, including kissing. If your tonsils are swollen, it would be good to see your doctor. Lab tests can help to identify the cause, and in some cases it is important to take antibiotics by prescription. ...Read more
I have yellow lumps at back of my throat, I have no tonsils and get tonsillitis, I can't get rid of my cough I have had these for 6 months now?
Yes: Exudates are white spots that develop. Common ...Read more
Beside having oral HPV will chronic tonsillitis turn tonsil cancer? Can you get tonsil cancer with no tonsils?
Can I still get tonsillitis without tonsils. I got my tonsils out when I was 7 and since then my sore throats are worse or they feel like that?
No and Yes...: Once you have a tonsillectomy, you can't get tonsillitis anymore. Unfortunately, there are other structures in the throat that can give you a 'sore throat', including the adenoid and the lingual (tongue) tonsils. That surgery is intended to reduce throat infection frequency and intensity but, won't stop viruses or these other factors. Check with your doctor for tips to reduce your burden. ...Read more
Green pus on tonsils. Ongoing problem due to tonsillitis and epstein barr virus. Should I get my tonsils removed? Need opinions please!!
See Specialist: If you have recurrent bouts of tonsilitis that require antibiotics, removing them could provide relief. Would make an appointment with an ENT specialist to get expert advice on whether you are a surgical candidate or not. Good luck. ...Read more
I have a prednisone pill lodged behind my right tonsil. How do I get it out? I have tonsillitis and i already tried gargling with warm water.
Spray: I would get a bulb suction (rubber -- the kind we suck our kids noses with) and fill it with water and try to squirt it at the back tonsil/pill to try to dislodge it with a spray action. ...Read more
I get about 4-6 tonsillitis/pharyngitis infections/irritations a year. Left tonsil more frequent. 35 years old. Candidate for tonsilectomy or too old?
Not too old: Tonsillitis is certainly not a fun infection to deal with. Neither is tonsil surgery, but you might have fewer throat issues after surgery. Given the frequency and length of time you have been dealing with this, you are a candidate to consider surgery as an option. You need to expect the worst sore throat of your life for 2 weeks. If you are prepared for this, you will do fine. Best wishes ...Read more
I have ulcers on my tonsils & around my mouth. I have seen the doctor and he said its tonsillitis. Is it normal to get ulcers in the mouth for that?
Treated for tonsillitis but whole throat/tonsils swollen & red. Glands in neck swollen too after 20 days. Should it get worse to get better?
Culture: If the tonsils are red and swollen for 20 days and an antibiotic has been unsuccessful I would strongly recommend a culture of the throat to rule out a viral infection or a specific bacterial infection. Finally, infectious mono needs to be ruled out. No it should not get worse before it gets better. You need a specific diagnosis. See an ENT doctor. ...Read more
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