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Could you get strep throat after having a tonsillectomy?

Could you get strep throat after having a tonsillectomy?

Yes: The tonsils and adenoids represent large collections of gland tissue that are often involved with strep infections. After removal of most of those structures there will still be other glandular tissue present that can become infected with strep. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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If my child has strep throat can he still have a tonsillectomy in 2 days?

If my child has strep throat can he still have a tonsillectomy in 2 days?

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 more

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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'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?

Age?: The usual parameter is over 6 times a year for removal. Also you are at an age where tonsils should be involuting. Practice good oral hygiene and document positive strep screens and get an opinion from your doctor. All the best. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Viral or strep: This could be a viral or strep infection. Have a rapid screening throat culture for strep where you will get an answer within 15 to 30 minutes. If the test is negative and symptoms persist a more accurate routine throat culture can be done with results in 1 to 2 days. ...Read more

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I have been having a sore throat for a month, and had a tonsilectomy back in october, could possibly have strep again?

I have been having a sore throat for a month, and had a tonsilectomy back in october, could possibly have strep again?

Possible: Best to get checked, as even with a history of a tonsillectomy, you can still get a "strep" pharyngitis 'throat infection.'. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a tonsillectomy/adenectomy with active group b strep throat? (Currently taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) pre-op)

Is it safe to get a tonsillectomy/adenectomy with active group b strep throat? (Currently taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) pre-op)

Probably safe: because Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) should take care of any residual strep infection. Make sure that surgeon knows about your concern before the operation. ...Read more

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How do you get strep throat?

How do you get strep throat?

From someone else: Strep throat is a bacterial infection that people usually get from being exposed to another infected individual. ...Read more

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How does strep throat spread?

How does strep throat spread?

Thru the Air: Strep is a contagious disease and spreads thru close respiratory contacts.Avoidance and good handwashing may help minimize the spread. ...Read more

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How can I treat strep throat?

How can I treat strep throat?

If verified- treat: The majority of sore throats are viruses, but if you have verified strep you should have it treated with an antibiotic. Symptoms may improve in a day or two without treatment, but complications would still be possible without proper treatment. ...Read more

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How do you avoid strep throat?

How do you avoid strep throat?

Avoid: If you know someone has strep, avoidance is best , followed by good hygiene, such as good handwashing and keeping your distance. ...Read more

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How can I cure a strep throat?

How can I cure a strep throat?

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

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What to do about strep throat?

What to do about strep throat?

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

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How do you catch strep throat ?

How do you catch strep throat ?

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 more

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What do I take for strep throat?

What do I take for strep throat?

If verified- treat: The majority of sore throats are viruses, but if you have verified strep you should have it treated with an antibiotic. Symptoms may improve in a day or two without treatment, but complications would still be possible without proper treatment. ...Read more

Strep Throat (Definition)

A throat infection caused by a strep bacteria that responds ...Read more


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