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Doctor insights on: Tonsil Build Up

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What's better at removing earwax build up - eardrops or syringes?

What's better at removing earwax build up - eardrops or syringes?

Cerumen: it would be better to have your ears examined by a board certified otolaryngologist ...Read more

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Can HIV cause plaque and tartar build up on teeth?

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Can HIV cause plaque and tartar build up on teeth?

No: plaque and tartar has long been present before HIV, can it cause gingivitis: may be as part of immunodeficiency as any other immune deficiency disorder ...Read more

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Can food build up on back of tongue lead to discolored teeth?

Can food build up on back of tongue lead to discolored teeth?

Not likely.: Teeth become discolored because of deep colors of certain types of food, beverages, smoking, genetics, aging and also from tarter buildup on your teeth, which stain very easily. To find out more about this, i would strongly suggest that you have that conversation with your dentist. ...Read more

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How to build up my immunity?

How to build up my immunity?

Good lifestyle: Eat healthfully w at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit /day (organic is best). Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Watch portion sizes. No tobacco, illicit drugs & low to no alcohol use. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs sleep /night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Maintain good hygiene. Daily physical ...Read more

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Constantly getting blocked sinuses, ears, nose for years. Worse after flus. Gagging from build up of mucus that's hard to cough up or blow out. ideas?

Constantly getting blocked sinuses, ears, nose for years. Worse after flus. Gagging from build up of mucus that's hard to cough up or blow out. ideas?

Depends on cause: Could be infectious or allergic or mechanical blockage. You need a good doc to go over the various possibilities with you and sort out what's happening and help you get to a satisfactory solution for you. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does ear wax build up cause ear infections?

Does ear wax build up cause ear infections?

No: It can become painful if the wax is dry, packed in and aggravated by q-tips. It does not cause infections. ...Read more

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How to prevent calculus build up on lower teeth and dental appliances?

How to prevent calculus build up on lower teeth and dental appliances?

Brush and floss: The only way to eliminate calculus build up is by brushing and flossing frequently. It takes pyhsical removal of the placque before it calcified into the hard tarter, or calculus. Some people will have more tendency to build up calculus because of the chemical composition of their saliva. And of course regular dental care. ...Read more

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Can tonsil stones keep making ur tonsils infected?

Can tonsil stones keep making ur tonsils infected?

Stones: These benign hardened remnants of debris which are inert, don't, in of themselves, cause infection,are harmless and require no treatment. ...Read more

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Waking up choking waking up choking and mouth filled with foam

Waking up choking waking up choking and mouth filled with foam

Without : Without more details, it's hard to know exactly what you're referring to, but I have heard this complaint many times from patients who have acid reflux disease. It's more common when you're asleep (your stomach and throat are on the same level). Other risk factors = obesity, smoking/drinking etoh/caffeine, eating foods like tomatoes, onions, citrus, chocolate, mint, spicy foods, carbonated beverages or large meals, and finally, eating within 3 hours of going to bed. Symptoms include heartburn (obviously), throat clearing, cough, hoarseness, and sore throat. ...Read more

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How will plaque build up on the artery walls?

How will plaque build up on the artery walls?

Various ways: you might mean this: damage to the walls causes plaque. Hi blood pressure, cigarettes, high choleserol cause damage and plaques. The way in which it builds up is gradually over years. ...Read more

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Coughed up a stinky white ball which I think is a tonsil stone...can you cough up thrush?

Coughed up a stinky white ball which I think is a tonsil stone...can you cough up thrush?

No...: Thrush is soft and will not be coughed up as a stone. Most likely a tonsilith or tonsillolith as they are known. ...Read more

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Why does dead skin build up under your toes?

Why does dead skin build up under your toes?

Probably callous: Probably callus, could be alot of causes, including friction. If bothersome, let a podiatrist check you out. ...Read more

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How does calcium build up on tendons?

How does calcium build up on tendons?

Few theories: Calcific tendonitis most commonly involves shoulder.Three main theories: reactive calcification; endochondral ossification with tendon cells converting to cartilage cells to form bone; ectopic bone formation with change of mesenchymal stem cells into osteogenic cells(bone forming cells). Tendintis usually deposits of hydroxyapatite (a crystalline calcium phosphate) in any tendon of the body. ...Read more

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I have congestive heart failure and fluid build up and just started coughing up blood and phlem?

I have congestive heart failure and fluid build up and just started coughing up blood and phlem?

Go to ER: Congestive heart failure, atrial fibrillation, and now feel like fluid build up with coughing up blood-- suggests exacerbation of CHF and possible added pneumonia. Coughing up blood is related to all above and added effect of blood thinner that you are probably taking. Need to be seen urgently for direct care. ...Read more

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