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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
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If u have tonsil pockets that always collects food, r u more likely to get a tonsil infection and get tonsillectomy?
I have a tonsil infection and I get that here and there. And also im very skinny u can say iam ectomorph. You think caz my tonsil im skiiny?
Tonsil: If the tonsils are large some people have problems with swallowing. If not it wouldn't be a source for being thin ...Read more
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 as well.
Been treated?: If a child has a sore throat then he should always get checked out for strep throat which is one bacterium which can cause a tonsillitis. If he has been treated and is recovering then I would recommend rest and lots of fluids. A humidifier for the room can also sometimes help. ...Read more
Body response: Your body's response to injury is scar tissue/fibrosis but this does improve over time. People who get infections all the time actually develop crypts in their tonsils that can contribute to bad breath and more infections but otherwise this is not dangerous. Try to keep them rinsed and prevent infections. Have you heard of sinus rinse (Neil Med or Ayr). They help to prevent recurrent infection ...Read more
Not necessarily: If often and repeadedly infected then yes. ...Read more
Yes, BUT you might: Infect the person you are kissing.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: I will mention at least one indication for tonsillectomy, where the typical symptoms of severe throat are not commonly present. That condition called hypertrophy (massive enlargement) of the tonsillar tissue is present and may lead to a sleep disorder. The enlargement may be due to asymptomatic bacterial infection where the bacteria cause lymphocyte division in the absence of pain. ...Read more
Need more info !: This question is too vague. More details are needed. ...Read more
Tonsillitis diet: Yes egg white ok.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Yes white spots can indicate tonsilitis.Get a more detailed answer ›
Headache: Pretty rare occurrence. Most tonsils infections remain localized in the tonsil, causing considerable pain on swallowing or drinking. The redness and swelling of the throat is obvious with just a mirror and a light. If it spreads, the pain will become more generalized along with systemic fever and sweats. Were it to get into the brain, headache would be the first symptom, and neck stiffness. ...Read more
First time tonsil infection then my left tonsil got fibrotic. How in first time. What to do I am really worried can it cause bacteremia and all?
Tonsilicious!!!: Must have been a pretty bad infection if your tonsil scarred like that. Has your doctor talked to you about this? Scars may cause little crypts that catch food and debris and can cause irritation and bad breath. So gargle 5X/day. As for bacteremia: Guess what? Every time you brush your teeth some bacteria leak into your blood--but if you are healthy, your body cells catch them and have them for dinner ...Read more
My daughter has a temperature of 101 for 3 days. I've bn managin it with pain & fever syrup. Recovered from malaria & a tonsil infection 2 wks ago.
See her doctor: Please, given the symptoms and the history, best wishes ...Read more
Had tonsil infection.got rid of it nw dr say my left tonsil is fibrotic.blanched firm.should worry?should take medicine? My age 20yrs
Fibrotic tonsils: This is a chronic condition that can occur with tonsillitis or frequent tonsilitis. Contributing factors can be seasonal allergies with post nasal drip, frequent sinus infections, poor oral hygiene, and tobacco use. Some symptoms from this is general tiredness/headaches, digestive issues. You may want to have your doctor refer you to ENT if symptoms are persistent. ...Read more
Have this white drainage along with white puss balls that comes out of my tonsil. Infection? Tonsil stones? Been like this for a while now.
Tonsil stones: What you are describing sounds like tonsil stones, also called tonsilloliths. Some argue that these are food debris, others argue infection. I think they are a low grade infection, which is why there is pain, sore throat and why those balls smell so horrendously awful. Can be treated with gargling, water pick, manual disimpaction (not recommended) or even tonsillectomy. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Tonsil infection took amoxcicillan and still inflamed tonsils but throat still itchy and red sploches? Help
Went to the doctor 17 days ago for a viral tonsil infection. Doctor said it will be gone on day 7-9. Mom had this but for only 5-7 days. What do I do?
What can you do?: Sometimes these things can drag on. Especially at this time of year you can see infections back-to-back. If your symptoms are improving slowly I think you are ok. If getting worse need to see doc. Treat yourself with symptom relief — lozenges, sprays. ...Read more
Today I went to dr and was told I had a tonsil infection and given a ceftriaxone injection. Fever down, still hard to swallow, lots of drooling?
Interesting: This seems like a very unusual way of treating an episode of tonsillitis. Normally I put patients on oral antibiotics and if necessary oral steroids. I'm not sure what your doctor was trying to accomplish with this measure but if you're not a lot better soon you should see an ENT doctor. ...Read more
Had tonsil infection got rid of it now dr say my tonsil is fibrotic need to remove.look blanched anemic n firm.my age 20.no any symptm.can be fatal?
Doubtful: After repeated tonsil infections, the tonsils may become scarred/fibrotic. They may be chronically infected. If they look white (? Blanched) may indicate presence of pus. Presume you are saying you have anemia but "normal for your age" (presumed due to menstrual blood loss). With no other symptoms, there is no evidence of throat tumor or anything that could be fatal. Continue with evaluation. ...Read more
Had first time tonsil infection.got rid of it.now dr say my left tonsil is fibrotic.look anemic, blanched firm.this condition of tonsil can be fatal?
Tonsil: No. It is not at all likely to be fatal. Atrophy of the tonsil can occur, and you might want to have an ENT doctor take a look at this, but it will not kill you. ...Read more
Off 2 course cephalexin for tonsil infection. 2nd week developed dry/slight sore thought. No swallow pain more like pin prick. Maybe side effect?
Unlikely : Likely residual symptoms from your recent illness. If persists seek medical attention. ...Read more
Had tonsil infection got rid of it now dr say left tonsil is fibrotic.it look blanched anemic firm.can be fatal? Ent.my age 20.
2 weeks AFTER tonsil infection. Still, on/off sore throat burn. GP said wait another week. Second advice? Pain goes from back to top depending on day.
Depends on doctor: Throat symptoms after a tonsil infection will vary with different types of infections and with different patients. Some doctors recheck the throat if the original symptoms don't go away within 1 week. Throat symptoms can also be due to something other than what caused the original infection. With strep throat, one can easily catch it again (but sometimes the first infection did not clear). ...Read more
Depends on situation:
If it is sudden, you probably need antibiotics. That is, if it is bacterial tonsillitis. If it is a cold, then they are not useful. If the tonsillitis is recurrent enough or chronic, tonsillectomy can save you many future illnesses.
The tonsils sometimes just have small pits that harbor bacteria like the plaque in your teeth. ...Read more
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
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