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Can You Have Tonsillitis Without Tonsils
Can I still get tonsillitis without tonsils . I got my tonsils out when I was 7 and since than 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
Can staph aureus cause pus inside tonsils instead of abscess?& can it cause tonsillitis without inflammation of tonsils & fever?Plz ans both separately
Yes and no: tonsillitis is inflammation by definition, so, no, you can't have tonsillitis w'out inflammation. Doubtful the germ can be there w/out doing anything. mainly, Staph produces a tonsillitis that is hard to treat without surgical removal http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6417772 (with a lot of irritation, inflammation and pus, but does NOT generally make abcesses). it's ...Read more
Drs always think I have tonsillitis because my tonsils are permenatly huge! I have to tell them I have no pain it's my normal size is this bad theirbig?
No : If they are large but dont cause problems you can leave them alone ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Tonsillitis: The need for tonsillectomy is dependent upon the frequency and severity of tonsillar infections and this can be best assessed by an ENT doctor examining you. A single episode of tonsillitis virtually never requires removal of the tonsils. ...Read more
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