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Dr. Dale Tylor
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Removal Of Tonsils (Overview)

A tonsillectomy is the surgical removal of the tonsils.


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Removal of tonsils in most of my boomer adult friends. Why did they do that to us kids?

Removal of tonsils in most of my boomer adult friends. Why did they do that to us kids?

Tonsillectomy: I'm not sure i understand your question. Sometimes in the past tonsils were removed without the restrictions of today (some related to insurance more than medical reasons.). ...Read more

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Dr. Dale Tylor
395 doctors shared insights

Removal Of Tonsils (Overview)

A tonsillectomy is the surgical removal of the tonsils.


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Removal of tonsil stones from vallecula?

Removal of tonsil stones from vallecula?

Not from vallecula: The vallecula is a gutter between the epiglottis and base of tongue that is covered with the lingual tonsils. The palatine tonsils sit just lateral to, the vallecula. Tonsil stones are usually from actinomyces bacteria from the mouth that get into crypts in the tonsils and could spill into the vallecula. Normal swallowing should be able to clear the vallecula. ...Read more

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Can I give chlorseptic after removal of tonsils?

Yes: Chloroseptic spray in moderation is okay to use after tonsillectomy. ...Read more

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What can I do for bad breath after removal of tonsils?

What can I do for  bad breath after removal of tonsils?

Decrease bacteria level: If the bad breath is coming from plaque buildup and bacteria buildup you need to use a tongue scraper and brush and floss your teeth to keep the bacteria level down. ...Read more

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Is it sure after removal of tonsils there is no any problem like hard in breathing, cough, and so...

Is it sure after removal of tonsils there is no any problem like hard in breathing, cough, and so...

Breathing: Loud breathing or snoring can occur after the tonsils are removed. For significant difficulty breathing – emergency evaluation should be obtained. ...Read more

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Is removal of tonsils a "must" for sleep apnea?

Is removal of tonsils a "must" for sleep apnea?

Only for children: Tonsillectomy is the first line treatment for sleep apnea in children. For adults, tonsillectomy will not cure sleep apnea, it is not normally recommended unless tonsils are unusually enlarged. ...Read more

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Fibrotic tonsil need removal of tonsil? Otherwise bacteria can enter in blood if we won't remove them ?is it true?

Fibrotic tonsil need removal of tonsil? Otherwise bacteria can enter in blood if we won't remove them ?is it true?

Fibrosis: may be from scarring- unless the tonsil is chronically infected as determined by throat culture, it is not mandatory to remove it; howver if infected or necrotic, it must be addressed and re-examined. ...Read more

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Would removal of tonsils be effective at turning rheumatoid arthritis around?

Would removal of tonsils be effective at turning rheumatoid arthritis around?

No: We have no data to suggest that would be effective. Rheumatic fever occurs after a streptococcus infection and tonsillectomy may help prevent strep infections. ...Read more

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Will a humidifier help with mouth breathing after removal of tonsils & deviated septum surgery? Been suffering with sleep b/c of a dry mouth @ night.

Will a humidifier help with mouth breathing after removal of tonsils & deviated septum surgery? Been suffering with sleep b/c of a dry mouth @ night.

Yes: Yes but the surgery itself should have helped with mouth breathing. If you are several weeks post op, you should have your surgeon recheck things. But the added humidity should make you feel more comfortable. ...Read more