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Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Had a throat infection. 4 months later still hav large tonsils no pain. swabbed it myself as dr dismissed me! found group a strep. Is Treatment needed?

Had a throat infection. 4 months later still hav large tonsils no pain. swabbed it myself as dr dismissed me! found group a strep. Is Treatment needed?

No: Antibiotics are given to prevent Rheumatic Heart Disease(RHD), NOT to cure the sore throat. At best they may reduce the duration of symptoms by 16 hours. The incidence of Rheumatic Fever(RF) in the U.S. is one in a million cases of strep throat. Only one out of three patients with RF develop RHD. For every three million antibiotic Rx's only one case of RHD is prevented. **See my comments below: ...Read more

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Home treatment for swollen tonsils and pain when swallowing, slight cough, white patches and spots on tonsils?

Home treatment for swollen tonsils and pain when swallowing, slight cough, white patches and spots on tonsils?

You need medicine: Nope. This surely sounds like an infection and most likely strep. This can kill if not treated. Please get to the doctor. ...Read more

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What is enlarged tonsils?

What is enlarged tonsils?

Secretory IgA: Dr. Balagun is almost perfectly correct. I know this is immunological trivia but nevertheless, let's be absolutely accurate. Secretory IgA is not synthesized by the palatine tonsils because the latter are covered with squamous epithelium (modified skin) and thus does not synthesize secretory component. However, the adenoid (tonsil in the back of the nose) does because the surface does produce sc. ...Read more

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Symptons of enlarged tonsils?

Big Tonsils: Enlarged tonsils may cause voice changes and blockage of airflow during sleep. Most of the time, the swelling goes down after an infection. If just one of your tonsils is enlarged, go see your doctor. Unless there are other problems, generally no treatment is necessary for enlarged tonsils. Not sure? Go see an ent. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of enlarged tonsils?

Sxs enlarged tonsils: Enlarged tonsils may not cause symptoms. Tonsil enlargement may cause difficulty swallowing or breathing, snoring or obstructive sleep apnea. Sore throat is also a possible symptom. ...Read more

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I have enlarged tonsils. Do I need them removed?

Not necessarily!: Enlargement of the tonsils is not the true reason for removal. There are guidlines for tonsil removal. Recurrent strep infections (6 per year), recurring episodes of sore throat, inability to clear tonsils of tonsil-liths, foul lbreath and others. If you are having a recurring problem, see your pcp or an ent. ...Read more

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What are some causes of enlarged tonsils in adults?

What are some causes of enlarged tonsils in adults?

Enlarged tonsils: Hello, enlarged tonsils in an adult may be normally enlarged or possibly due to a condition called lymphoma. It is important to see your doctor especially if your tonsils are asymmetric. That is if one is larger than the other. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Enlarged tonsils?

Enlarged tonsils: This is a complex question. We grade tonsil size by how large they are with respect to the tonsillar pillars. 1+ is small and in the fossa, 2+ is no larger than the fossa but to the fossas, 3 + larger than the fossa or pillars, 4+ touching each other. As we get older the tonsils should recede and get smaller. Enlarged tonsils decrease the size of the airway for breathing ...Read more

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Severely enlarged tonsils with no pain. Do they have to come out?

Severely enlarged tonsils with no pain. Do they have to come out?

No: Enlarged tonsils are removed if they are a chief part of the problem in sleep apnea in adults, or if there is concern of a cancer. They are also removed if you have 5 to 7 infections in a year, or 3 to 5 a year for multiple years, or chronic pain. ...Read more

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When is the most appropriate time to have your enlarged tonsils to be removed.?

When is the most appropriate time to have your enlarged tonsils to be removed.?

Only if they bother: If your tonsils are large but you do not have any symptoms then they do not need to be removed. If you have significant recurrent sore throats or foul-smelling debris within your tonsils (tonsil stones or tonsil cheese) or if they're so big you have trouble breathing or sleeping, then the time to remove them is now. ...Read more

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What are the important disorders that is required for removal of enlarged tonsils.?

Several: More common indications for tonsillectomy: chronic tonsillitis, airway blockage (e.g. Obstructive sleep apnea), and tonsil cancer. Some patients with lymphoproliferative disorders or metastatic cancer from an unknown source may undergo diagnostic tonsillectomy. ...Read more

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I have red bumps and enlarged tonsils, why?

I have red bumps and enlarged tonsils, why?

Tonsillitis: That sounds like tonsillitis - did you have a specific question? ...Read more

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Can enlarged tonsils be cancerous?

Rare: Most of the time enlarged tonsils are due to infection, mostly in children, in adults rarely malignancy can occur, bilateral in lymphomas, unilateral enlargement in cancer, and needs professional evaluation. ...Read more

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How do doctors treat enlarged tonsils in children?

How do doctors treat enlarged tonsils in children?

Depends: It depends on why the tonsils are enlarged, and how the child is being affected. A lot of children have large tonsils when compared to adults, and nothing needs to be done. If the child is having sleep apnea and snoring, then the tonsils may need to be removed. If the tonsils are temporarily enlarged secondary to a viral or bacterial illness, then medical treatment maybe needed. ...Read more

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Can enlarged tonsils cause psuedo rbd in a 23 year old?

Enlarged tonsils: Obstructive sleep apnea (which can be caused by enlarged tonsils) can induce pseudo rbd, so possibly. But i'd guess that enlarged tonsils without evidence of osa would not. I recommend talking with a sleep specialist to discuss further workup. ...Read more

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How common are enlarged tonsils in adults? Mine are grade 4 resulting in apnea

How common are enlarged tonsils in adults? Mine are grade 4 resulting in apnea

Tonsils: Relatively common. There are guidelines for tonsillectomy. Depends on frequency of infection, whether or peritonsilar abscess, sleep apnea, etc. rMost tonsils decrease in size in older teens and your adults. Risk/benefit considerations.. See an ENT. ...Read more

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Enlarged tonsils? There are permanently huge and food and mucus stick to them but no dr. Wants to remove them, what can I do?

Enlarged tonsils? There are permanently huge and food and mucus stick to them but no dr. Wants to remove them, what can I do?

Live: This is a common problem and you are not alone. But, what is also very common is death from anesthesia and bleeding after tonsillectomy in too many adults like you. Your surgeons are being appropriately cautious and this is not a punishment. They are not being 'mean' or bad doctors. You are in a predicament that may be one you can learn to live with and find what others do with same situation. ...Read more

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Enlarged Tonsils (Definition)

This is a complex question. We grade tonsil size by how large they are with respect to the tonsillar pillars. 1+ is small and in the fossa, 2+ is no larger than the fossa but to the fossas, 3 + larger than the fossa or pillars, 4+ touching each other. As we get older the tonsils should recede and get smaller. Enlarged tonsils decrease the size of ...Read more


Swollen Tonsils (Definition)

Tonsils that are larger than normal. This can be from many causes, most commonly infection, ...Read more