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Doctor insights on: Tonsil Build Up

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Tonsil builds up with nasty puss & liquid. Can squeeze a lot out. Infection? How can I make it stop? Everyday. Bad taste.

Tonsil builds up with nasty puss & liquid. Can squeeze a lot out. Infection? How can I make it stop? Everyday. Bad taste.

Chronic tonsillitis: See an ENT doctor. You may not be receiving the correct antibiotics in adequate doses for sufficient durations, or you may need a tonsillectomy. Go and get evaluated by an expert. ...Read more

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What do tonsils do?

What do tonsils do?

Immune system: Tonsils are lymph tissue that help your immune system. ...Read more

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Can tonsils re-grow?

Can tonsils re-grow?

Adenoids regrow: Tonsils usually do not regrow but adenoids have propensity to reappear. It is more difficult to remove entire adenoid tissue. ...Read more

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Bulges on tonsils?Normal?

Bulges on tonsils?Normal?

Tonsil anatomy: Normal tonsils have an irregular look to them and there can be bulges surrounding pits or crypts within the tonsils. Sometimes we'll see that a normal tonsil will actually have what looks like another lobe. If you are concerned about what you see, best to have your doctor examine to make sure it isn't something different than a normal tonsil. ...Read more

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Can you have extra tonsils?

Can you have extra tonsils?

4 sets of tonsils: Most people are unaware that there 4 sets of tonsils in the upper respiratory tract. 1.) palatine (throat) tonsils; 2.) adenoids (nasopharyngeal tonsils) 3.) lingual tonsils (tonsils at the base of the tongue) and tonsils at the entrance to the eustachian tube (auditory tube). Together, these are known as waldeyer's ring. ...Read more

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Are holes in tonsils normal?

Are holes in tonsils normal?

Crypts are normal: It may be normal to have some discharge or tonsillar exudate, that resides in crypts within the tonsils. These deep ridges are just a characteristic of tonsils. ...Read more

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Can your tonsils to grow back?

Can your tonsils to grow back?

No: When a complete tonsillectomy is performed, the gland does not grow back. Some techniques are partial tonsillectomies, leaving remnant glandular elements in the tonsillar fossae or inferior poles. These elements can become enalrged with chronic inflammation, but this is not true regrowth. ...Read more

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How to shrink 3+ size tonsils?

How to shrink 3+ size tonsils?

By seeing the doctor: If a strep infection had increased the size of the tonsils, the doctor may treat with antibiotics. If a viral infection (such as mono) had enlarged the tonsils, the doctor may use a few days of prednisone. If the tonsils are always big, and the person is a child with no problems, it may be ok to just wait. If tonsils cause breathing, swallowing, sleeping issues, an ENT doctor might remove them. ...Read more