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What are my options for treating severe tonssil stones? I use therabreath toothpaste & mouthwash 3 x per day and it's a daily struggle.

What are my options for treating severe tonssil stones? I use therabreath toothpaste & mouthwash 3 x per day and it's a daily struggle.

Consult: Please consult with an ENT or oral surgeon regarding your options. All the mouthwash and toothpaste in your pharmacy will not treat the problem, which is the stones... they just mask the smell, and as you know for a very short time. All the best... ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Rickert
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Adenoids (Definition)

Adenoids are lymphatic tissue found in the airway behind the nose in the back of the throat. Adenoids are made up of the same type of tissue as the tonsils. Both help fight infections. However, unlike the tonsils, they cannot be seen by looking in the throat. Adenoids are found in children and begin to regress before puberty. In children, enlarged adenoids can cause obstruction of the nasal airway leading to difficulty breathing, breathing through the mouth, nasally voice, ...Read more


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Will taking out my tonsils and adenoids help my allergies?

Will taking out my tonsils and adenoids help my allergies?

Not likely: Indications for tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy are usually for recurrent infections or obstruction (ents please feel free to expand). Treatment for allergies is directed at avoidance measures (as practical), medications and allergy injections. ...Read more

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Info on enlarged tonsils and adenoids please? Do they both need to come out?

Possibly: These are organs which help to combat inflammation. When they are enlarged it suggests they are earning their keep by warding off disease. They seldom need to be removed unless they are interfering with other functions or creating problems. If that occurs, see your ENT doctor and ask their opinion. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can having your tonsils and adenoids removed cause a growth spurt in a toddler?

Can having your tonsils and adenoids removed cause a growth spurt in a toddler?

How large?: If his tonsils and adenoids are so large they are interfering with his breathing or eating, it is possible that nutritionally he will improve after surgery. ...Read more

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Had my tonsils and adenoids removed about 2-3 years ago. Can I still get tonsillitis?

Had my tonsils and adenoids removed about 2-3 years ago. Can I still get tonsillitis?

Not usually: Tonsils and adenoids are usually removed at same time. Tonsils usually do not grow back. Adenoids not infrequently can regrow related to incomplete removal of all adenoid tissue. ...Read more

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My son had his tonsils and adenoids out 3 days ago. Any reason he shouldn't sit in hot tub? He's 6.

My son had his tonsils and adenoids out 3 days ago. Any reason he shouldn't sit in hot tub? He's 6.

Yes: This soon after general anesthesia and surgery could still cause too significant of a drop in his blood pressure in a hot tub and cause him to get nauseous or even pass out. I'd make sure he's at least a week out and is very, very well hydrated before he goes back in there. He may still have too much anesthesia stored in fat cells and risk may be more than the benefits ...Read more

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Can you tell me if on each side and I had my tonsils and adenoids removed about 2-3 years ago so can it be tonsillitis?

Can you tell me if on each side and I had my tonsils and adenoids removed about 2-3 years ago so can it be tonsillitis?

Not usually: Tonsils and adenoids are usually removed at same time. Tonsils usually do not grow back. Adenoids not infrequently can regrow related to incomplete removal of all adenoid tissue. ...Read more

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Had my tonsils and adenoids removed two months ago. I notice a growth of tissue in back near right tonsil area and tongue. What could it be?

Had my tonsils and adenoids removed two months ago. I notice a growth of tissue in back near right tonsil area and tongue. What could it be?

Possible tonsil: It is possible for tonsils to regrow when they are removed, but usually they do not grow back to their original size. It is best to have your doctor look at this to make sure it is tonsil tissue and not some other sort of growth. ...Read more

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Can I get my tonsils and adenoids removed if I have a bad cold?

Can I get my tonsils and adenoids removed if I have a bad cold?

No: Most anesthesiologists will not put you to sleep if you have a really bad cold. It is safer to wait 7-10 days for the cold to resolve. ...Read more

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What kind of specialist would I see for my tonsils and adenoids?

What kind of specialist would I see for my tonsils and adenoids?

ENT: An otolaryngology - head and neck surgeon (aka ENT for ear, nose, and throat) would be more than capable to take care of your tonsils and adenoid problem. ...Read more

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Tonsils And Adenoids (Definition)

Tonsils and adenoids are lymph tissue located at the back of the throat. Lymph tissue is an important part of the immune system, and are sites where white blood cells communicate and ...Read more


Mouthwash (Definition)

Mouthwash can be gentler than ...Read more