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Strep Throat After Tonsillectomy
Maybe/not: If it is truly inflamed the procedure is more risky because the structure has dilated blood vessels that bleed easier. If she had an abscess pocket forming in one or both tonsils they would proceed because it would be needed immediately.Most allow the tonsils to settle down to a resting state, which only an exam could determine.The ENT must decide. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the criteria for a tonsillectomy? How many episodes of strep throat does a child need to get them out?
I'm 30 years old & I got strep throat over the weekend for the 3rd time in 9 months. Does this mean a tonsillectomy in my future?
I've read that many Doctors won't perform tonsillectomies anymore. I have tonsil stones, and often get strep throat. Can I ask for a tonsillectomy?
Doctor's evaluation: Tonsillectomies are still performed but much less indicated than before, especially after childhood period, having malignancy in a tonsil for example, or more than 6 or seven documented tonsillitis per year are good indications for surgery among other rare indications, having tonsillar stones alone might not be an absolute indication, check with your doctor/ENT surgeon, ...Read more
Hi. I got my tonsils removed over a year ago due to chronic strep throat and frequent tonsil stones. Since my tonsillectomy, I often develop a sore throat, white patches, and pain in the areas where my tonsils used to be. Could there possibly be residual
Tonsillectomy: taking the tonsils out doesn't mean you won't develop sore throat any more, on the contrary, an important organ which helps contain infection now is removed, main reason is that tonsils become useless and themselves are harmful if left where they are, there are other tonsils at a lower level called lingual tonsils, smaller in size, can get infected too, but to a lesser degree, see ur doctor ...Read more
I had tonsillectomy over 1 month ago. Recently I started feeling body aches & very sore throat with a low grade temperature. Could this be Strep?
Maybe strep,flu,etc.: Nose and throat symptoms can be from cold viruses, strep throat, allergies, etc... It can be difficult to tell what the cause is. If symptoms only last 1-2 days, it was likely allergies, irritation, or a mild cold. Doctors have rapid 5-minute tests for strep, so a primary care doctor can diagnose strep and start antibiotics "right away", which means within the first 3 days of strep symptoms. ...Read more
I had a tonsillectomy & adenoidectomy 2 weeks ago & 98% of my scabs are off & tonight I noticed little white spots in my throat. could it be strep?
See your surgeon: I doubt it is a strep but it could be post op infection see your surgeon ...Read more
I had a tonsillectomy 3 yrs ago. Now I have sore throat, headache, low fever and white patches where tonsils were and a few red spots. Is this strep?
Tonsillectomy 10yrs ago with no strep since. Bad sore throat, swollen glands, bad cough. Could I have strep?
I have been having a sore throat for a month, and had a tonsilectomy back in october, could possibly have strep again?
Is it safe to get a tonsillectomy/adenectomy with active group b strep throat? (Currently taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) pre-op)
Streph Throat: Please see your physician for a streph throat test - if positive you will be treated with antibiotics. Rest, hydrate well with water & stay far, far away from cigarette smoke. You can keep mucosa moist with a humidifier. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Slippery elm bark lozenges are another option. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle severa >>. ...Read more
Maybe: You can always play the odds and see what happens.Like the folk in the early 1900s.They also had strep ; it passed.However, about 1/200 developed 1of 3 patterns of complications.The only way to know if you had strep was to test it.If treated within 10 days of 1st symptoms you can stop the pattern of complications for strep, if not, you know you won't suffer them. ...Read more
HAND TO FACE TRANSFR: I know a psychologist who studied human behavior & found the average adult touched his/her face with unwashed hands 6x/hr & nose 2x/hr.Anytime we do so we can pass germs from what we touch to areas that allow germs access to the nose & mouth. You can do what you can to avoid it, but strep is carried by at least 5% of asymptomatic people continuously. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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