Top
10
Doctor insights on: Is It Ok To Get Reoccurring Tonssil Infections

Share
1

1
Is it ok to get reoccurring tonssil infections?

Is it ok to get reoccurring tonssil infections?

Tonsillitis: All children get recurrent tonsillitis as they develop their own immunity. The rule of thumb for school age children is to consider having the tonsils removed if they have more than 5 tonsil infections in a year and are missing a lot of school. Adults can make their own decision about whether their recurrent infections are sufficiently interfering with their life to try surgery. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Stephen Scholand
9 doctors shared insights

Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


2

2
Is it possible to get a tonsil infection after having your tonsils out?

Is it possible to get a tonsil infection after having your tonsils out?

Yes: There are "tonsils" that live behind the tongue called "lingual tonsils". These can also become infected. It is unusual, but does happen. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
3

3
What is the best way to get rid of a tonsil infection?

What is the best way to get rid of a tonsil infection?

Depends: If the infection is viral, your immune system will effect a cure. If it is bacterial (hopefully a culture will be taken) an appropriate antibiotic depending on culture should get rid of your tonsil infection. ...Read more

4

4
I need my tonsils removed and i nasal infection cured. How can I get this done?

I need my tonsils removed and i nasal infection cured.  How can I get this done?

See ENT Dr: You need evaluated by an ENT dr--who would be the one doing the surgery if indicated--to do an exam, treat you to clear up any active infection, and decide if surgery best option for you. ...Read more

5

5
If u have tonsil pockets that always collects food,r u more likely to get a tonsil infection and get tonsillectomy?

If u have tonsil pockets that always collects food,r u more likely to get a tonsil infection and get tonsillectomy?

Yes: If you have pockets in your tonsils that fill with debris, they will often trap bacteria. Practice good oral hygiene and be treated when necessary. If you have recurrent strep tonsillitis , they may need removal. Follow up with your PCP and ENT. All the best. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
I get sinus infections regularly. Would getting my tonsils removed help with this?

I get sinus infections regularly. Would getting my tonsils removed help with this?

Unlikely: In children with chronic sinusitis, adenoidectomy can sometimes be very helpful. But while the adenoids are the cousins of the tonsils functionally, the tonsils are not removed for this issue. In adults, adenoids are typically no longer present as they shrink away with age, so that isn't a surgical option for sinusitis. And tonsillectomy is also not indicated for sinus issues in grownups. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
I'm over 40. My tonsils have been enlarged since i was about 20. I get ENT infections frequently. Is there a connection?

I'm over 40. My tonsils have been enlarged since i was about 20. I get ENT infections frequently. Is there a connection?

Maybe: For some patients large tonsils may have large crypts (holes in tonsils) that can trap food. Retained food can lead to localized inflammation of the tonsils and lead to a sore throat. You should see your ENT for a further evaluation. ...Read more

9

9
Is it possible after staph arues infection get treated but slight pus keep coming back inside tonsil with hard appearence when come out?replyin detail

Tonsil stones: These are calcified material that form in the crevices of the tonsils. They can cause recurrent tonsillitis, sore throat, halitosis or cause no symptoms at all. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
Tonsil infection? I can squeeze these white puss balls out of my tonsil. Some are size of a pea. I get bit light headed when i squeeze them out also.

Tonsil infection? I can squeeze these white puss balls out of my tonsil. Some are size of a pea. I get bit light headed when i squeeze them out also.

Not good.: You should not be doing that. You can spread the infection into your blood stream with squeezing the pus out. You can still have a strep throat at your age. See your family doc for a throat culture. ...Read more