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Ive Got Tonsallitus Several Times Is That Normal Any Advise To Prevent It
Tonsillectomy: Recurrent tonsillitis is neither "normal" nor "abnormal"... It's just you. There's really not much you can do to prevent it other than general hygeine to prevent upper respiratory infections (cold) - wash your hands, minimize touching your face. If you want maximal prevention... Then have your tonsils removed. ...Read more
I have a house full of people with flu and tonsillitis, how do I prevent my 18 month old daughter who is not sick at the moment from getting sick?
Can you still develop peritonsillar abcess if you are already on antibiotics for tonsillitis? How to prevent?
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?
One and half year old baby gets fever and cough due to tonsillitis. What should be the usual routine to prevent its infection?
Hard to prevent: Toddlers touch people and touch everything. That makes it hard to prevent common colds and common throat infections. Toddlers also tend to play with other young kids. Kids cough and sneeze on one another, so it is hard to prevent infections. Try keeping toddlers far away from anybody who is has cold or cough symptoms, but sometimes that is not possible to do. ...Read more
If you eat dairy while you have tonsillitis does this put you at risk for developing tonsil stones? Does gargling salt water prevent this?
Probably not: This is a very common problem. Most people can manage the condition by frequent gargling with listerine or hydrogen peroxide, gently brushing over the area with a soft brush, or using a water pik to dislodge them. Sometimes the tonsils may become chronically infected, painful, or swollen. Then it may be time to consider removal. You should see an otolaryngologist and discuss. ...Read more
Yes.: You have too many infections much higher than average. Must see an ENT specialist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I've gotten tonsillitis four times in two months. How much longer until I should consider a tonsilectomy?
Soon: It is likely that these are not separate infections. Most general physicians treat with antibiotics without taking a throat culture which is wrong. There are essentially three indications for tonsillectomy. a.) Documented evidence of tonsillitis 3-4 times a year. b.) Mechanical obstruction (hypertrophy) causing sleep disorder. c.) Severe foul taste in mouth due to retention of food particles. ...Read more
It depends: Seven episodes of tonsillitis in a 12 month period will meet the indications for tonsillectomy. There are other tonsillitis indications. If any one episode becomes chronic, which means no resolution after 3 months, this also meets the criteria. If the tonsillitis is accompanied by a peritonsillar abscess, a tonsillectomy is often done after one episode. ...Read more