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Will Removing Tonsils Help Allergies
No: Removing the tonsils won't change your sons allergies. However, they might help some of the symptoms. If your son snores badly and he is allergic, sometimes his snoring and airway symptoms might be in part due to allergies and in part due to his tonsils. Removing the tonsils might therefore be thought to help his "allergies.". ...Read more
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Left tonsil and sub mandibular node swells when I go outside. Goes down within an hour of going indoors. Allergies?
Tonsilitis: Possible to be allergy, but need information to backup the diagnosis. ...Read more
I am experiencing a swollen tonsil from draining due to my allergies, would having my tonsils removed help?
No: Swollen tonsils aren't due to allergies, rather due to infection, taking them out won't help your allergy problem, but would help reduce the inflammation and recurrent tonsillitis. Check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist in your area for better evaluation of your case and treatment plan, good luck ...Read more
Tonsils seem to accumulate allergy drainage. Can pop out pea sized 'things' almost once a week. Should I consult a dr to get my tonsils removed?
Tonsil stones: This is a very common problem. Most people can manage the condition by frequent gargling with listerine or hydrogen peroxide, gently brushing over the area with a soft brush, or using a water pik to dislodge them. Sometimes the tonsils may become chronically infected, painful, or swollen. Then it may be time to consider removal. You should see an otolaryngologist and discuss. ...Read more
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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I have post nasal drip due to allergies and my tonsils are sore for a while now. Could it be from the post nasal drip?
My tonsils are red and swollen, I have no allergy symptoms and am not sick there's no pain or itching, what could cause the swelling?
How old are you: Missed mentioning your age, how long have you noticed such swelling and redness of your tonsils? ...Read more
My 3 yr olds tonsils touch his uvula, he is a picky eater, breath always smells bad, gags easily and it seems like he has allergies always. Concerned?
If he snores he may also have apnea in which case an sleep screen and ENT evaluation is warranted.
Otherwise, large tonsils are often best left alone because he will "grow into them" He probably also has adenoids which can cause nasal congestion and mouth breathing so allergy treatment is usually ineffective. Best wishes. ...Read more
What to do if food stuck in my tonsils lacunas? Details: I have enlarged tonsils and deep lacunas. I have rheum almost all life. Don't have any allergy
Tonsils are swollen but I feel fine. White spots of them. Could it be my allergies? Also have bad breath if that is related to it
Probably yes: A child who has big tonsils in the throat and big adenoids, with bad allergy symptoms, likely coughs on and off, has trouble breathing through the nose, and at night has trouble sleeping due to snoring. Taking the tonsils and adenoids out, along with using steroid nasal sprays in the nose, may make his life a great deal smoother (sleeps better, coughs less, breathes easier through the nose). ...Read more
Yes: Allergic rhinitis & enlarged tonsils may interfere with normal nasal breathing resulting in congestion (nasal stuffiness) & mouth breathing. Complications include snoring, hoarseness, bad breath, sleep apnea, sleep disturbances, malocclusion of the teeth, and other anatomic distortions of the mouth. Mouth breathing worsens asthma because of inhalation of relatively cold, dryer air into the lungs. ...Read more
Can recurrent white spots on tonsils be caused by Allergies? Or is it cancer? Non-Smoker, Rarely Drink, 26 F
It hurts to swallow salvia or food. My uvula and tonsils are a bit red and my temperature is normal 97.7, could it be allergies?
I sometimes get white spots on my tonsils. It's never strep. Doc says allergies. They always go away but are acc. By sinuses. Is this common?
Very common: This is always a difficult diagnosis since differentiating between infections and allergic responses is not always straight-forward. Allergy can easily produce sinus congestion and other symptoms. ...Read more
My uvula is swollen along with my tonsils and both of them have white spots on them, the doctor I went to today blamed it on allergies...accurate?
Possible tonsillitis: If both your uvula and tonsils are swollen, along with a sore throat, you may be suffering from acute tonsillitis. Pay particular attention to the presence of fever, chills or worsening symptoms. If these symptoms are present for more than a few days then you should seek further medical evaluation ...Read more
Right enlarged tonsil since young. Chronic ebv, allergies and acid reflux. No pain. Causes? Been seen by ENT before and quite a few drs over the years
Tonsil enlarged: If an ENT doctor who can examine you does not know the cause it would be very imprudent to try and make a diagnosis without being able to view your medical records and see you. Find another ENT for a second opinion. Good luck. ...Read more
I'm 16, and doctor says have one tonsil larger than other. Did blood test recently but no allergy. Causing me some breathing problems what should I do?
Tonsils: Breathing problems could be due to various other reasons. You need to see your doctor for proper evaluation as well as an ENT surgeon. ...Read more
I have a really sharp pain in my right tonsil and I have bad tonsil stones all the time. My tonsils tend to swell often but my regular doctor says it's just caused by allergies. Is it a good idea to get my tonsils removed because I'm really tired of havin
I am a nervous mom had a? When throats swells due to food allergy is it the back of throat or tonsils that swell?
Food allergy: This type of reaction can cause swelling of the lips, tongue, and lower throat. It does not typically cause the tonsils to swell. ...Read more
I have sore tonsils for a month now. Been to the doctor and said that it was from post nasal drip from allergies. But im worried?
I have an ulcer on one of my tonsils. I don't feel like strep, but have had some of my common allergy symptons:sneezing, eyes, etc. Should I get checked?
Never hurts: Always better safe than sorry. Without being able to see and examine you have no way to know what is going on, but this may be a part of your allergic reactions. ...Read more
My throat have felt dry and irritated for 4 months sometimes its better and sometimes worse. I have tonsil stones. Im17 old. Allergies. Throath cancer?
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
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