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Will removing my son's tonsils improve his allergies?

Will removing my son's tonsils improve his 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

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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


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Do kids with allergies ever need tonsils removed?

Do kids with allergies ever need tonsils removed?

Rarely: Some may benefit from tonsillectomy if they develop sleep apnea symptoms in early to middle childhood. Most allergic kids will not. ...Read more

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Can large tonsils be attributed to seasonal allergies?

Can large tonsils be attributed to seasonal allergies?

Unlikely: It is common to see children with chronic nasal congestion have enlarged tonsils and adenoids, some of them have allergies too, but one usually does not lead to the other. ...Read more

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I am experiencing a swollen tonsil from draining due to my allergies, would having my tonsils removed help?

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

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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?

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

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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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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?

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?

Drip and tonsils: Yes. We ll have a few germs in our sinuses and allergies aggravate this so the drainage may contribute to tonsillitis. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Apnea?: 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

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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

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

Get checked: Even if you feel fine, you need to rule out a strep infection or tonsil abscess which can potentially cause cardiac problem if gone untreated on occasions However mono can present with a similar picture. And yes, your bad breath may be related to it. ...Read more

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Is a sharp pain on my left tonsil and ear associated with allergies or viral?

Is a sharp pain on my left tonsil and ear associated with allergies or viral?

Fever?: If you have body aches and a fever, it is probably an infection. A sore throat from allergies is usually diffuse and not localized to one side of the throat. ...Read more

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Can a child's enlarged tonsils contribute to cough variant asthma/general allergies?

Can a child's enlarged tonsils contribute to cough variant asthma/general allergies?

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

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Can enlarged tonsils in a child contribute or worsen cough-variant asthma or general allergies?

Can enlarged tonsils in a child contribute or worsen cough-variant asthma or general allergies?

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

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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?

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?

Sore throat: Or pharyngitis, can be viral or bacterial, unlikely an allergy, try salt water gargles and pain killers, if no improvement in a day or two, see your doctor, best wishes ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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

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

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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

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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 sore tonsils for a month now. Been to the doctor and said that it was from post nasal drip from allergies. But im worried?

? infection: Allergies would rather cause itching than soreness, better revisit your doctor or get another opinion, you might have pharyngitis or upper respiratory tract infection either viral or bacterial ...Read more

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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

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Need doctor's help! Will infant formula allergies cause enlarged tonsils and adenoids?

Need doctor's help! Will infant formula allergies cause enlarged tonsils and adenoids?

Formula: Not likely. Typically, infant formula allergies cause abdominal symptoms, such as pain, diarrhea, etc... ...Read more

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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?

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?

Throat cancer very: Unlikely! Ry saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w Aloe Vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey & a small amt of lemon juice helps. ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

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