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I've got tonsallitus several times is that normsl? Any advise to prevent it?

I've got tonsallitus several times is that normsl? 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

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Tonsillitis (Definition)

Tonsillitis is a condition in which there is a swelling of the tonsils due to a bacterial or viral infection. Common symptoms include fever, and sore throat, ...Read more


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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?

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?

Contagiousness: There is nothing to do to prevent this other than your guests not sneezing or coughing into the air or by them not washing their hands regularly. Viral illnesses at this time of year are usually spread through the air and breathed in. ...Read more

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Can you still develop peritonsillar abcess if you are already on antibiotics for tonsillitis? How to prevent?

Can you still develop peritonsillar abcess if you are already on antibiotics for tonsillitis? How to prevent?

Yes: Yes. Symptoms would be progressive pain, persistent fever, trouble swallowing, perhaps trouble breathing. If any of these symptoms are noted go to ER ASAP. ENT consultation indicated. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Tonsils enlarged/dif: If have benedry/ advil (ibuprofen) and not allergic would take one of each as may decrease swelling by being antii-nflammatories and antihistamine. Salt water gargle 1 tsp in 1 glass water. Make sure you are not alone. Call 911 ...Read more

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One and half year old baby gets fever and cough due to tonsillitis. What should be the usual routine to prevent its infection?

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

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If you eat dairy while you have tonsillitis does this put you at risk for developing tonsil stones? Does gargling salt water prevent this?

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

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I've gotten tonsillitis four times in two months. How much longer until I should consider a tonsilectomy?

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

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How many times do you need to get tonsillitis before you are offered a tonsilectimy?

How many times do you need to get tonsillitis before you are offered a tonsilectimy?

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

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