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Tonsillitis by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm Acute inflammation of the tonsils is known as Tonsillitis. It is also known as acute sore throat. Enlargement of the tonsils accompanied by repeated attacks of infection are known as chronic tonsillitis. The tonsils are two small lymphoid organs that lie one on each side of the throat. They can be seen just behind the back of the tongu ... Read on »
Do You Really Grow Out Of Your Tonsils? The Possible Link Between Sleep Apnea and Autism by Dr. Steven P. Medical Doctor Posted Mon 18 Jan 2010 7:00am 1 Comment In the 1950s to 1970s, it used to be a rite of passage for young children to get their tonsils taken out. These days, we're a lot more conservative with tonsillectomy, and frequently, parents are told that their child will grow out of their tonsils. While this is true in some cases, there's a consequence to the watching and waiting option.  ... Read on »
Tonsils, Mono, and Chronic Fatigue by Dr. Steven P. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 02 Dec 2009 6:11am 2 Comments As I was taking out enormous tonsils from a young child yesterday, I was reminded of a young female college student that I treated many years ago who came to see me with severe tonsillitis. She had severe throat pain, difficulty swallowing, diffuse and tender swollen neck glands, and couldn’t sleep at all. Due to the severity of her "infection," ... Read on »
Obstructive sleep apnea & tonsils by Healthy Living .. Patient Expert Posted Tue 23 Nov 2010 4:21am Obstructive sleep apnea in normal children is almost always caused by enlarged (hypertrophic) tonsils and adenoids). These children will display the typical sleeping patterns of sleep apnea. They have loud snoring, frequent pauses with breathing at night, frequent awakening from sleep, restless sleep, nightmares, and bedwetti ... Read on »
Tonsil Removal May Cure ADHD in Kids by Ginger T. Patient Expert Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 3:22am Huh. Who'da thunk it? Tonsil removal may cure ADHD behavior in kids 10:59 PM CDT on Saturday, August 11, 2007 Contra Costa County Times TUCSON, Ariz. — Little T.J. was a monster. There's no other way to say it. Extremely hyperactive, the toddler ran around in circles, destroying everything in his path. He got kicked out of da ... Read on »
Tonsil Surgery May Not Help Bed Wetting by Medline Plus Posted Thu 04 Nov 2010 12:18pm 1 Comment Thursday, November 4, 2010    By Alison McCook NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Bedwetters don't get drier nights by having their tonsils removed, according to a small study. Unlikely as it sounds, many doctors say the surgery, when used to help k ... Read on »
Symptoms, Diet and Home Remedies for Tonsillitis by bruce Posted Mon 28 Mar 2011 7:31am The tonsils are the oval shaped tissue mass or lymph nodes that are visible towards the back of the throat on both sides, at the back of the mouth. The tonsils are an important part of the immune system which serves as our body’s natural defense system against infections. Tonsillitis is basically an infection of the tonsils. The main function ... Read on »
What Everyone Should Know About Tonsillectomy by Dr. Steven P. Medical Doctor Posted Thu 17 Sep 2009 10:29pm 3 Comments Tonsils are one of the most misunderstood structures in the throat, not only by patients, but by many doctors as well. Traditional teaching states that tonsils are glands in the throat that help to fight infection. Because they are blamed for most cases of repeated throat infections, tonsillectomy is one of the most commonly performed operations ... Read on »
Tonsillitis – Home Remedies by My Healthy Foods Posted Tue 15 Jun 2010 10:16am Tonsillitis is an infection of the tonsils, which are lymph nodes located at the back of the throat. Tonsillitis results in the enlargement and inflammation of the tonsils, caused by either a bacterial or viral infection. The degree of the infection itself varies from mild to severe. Tonsillitis is contagious at any stage and can be s ... Read on »