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My tonsils: two little clumps of lymphoid tissue that caused me a lot of grief. by Danielle L Posted Fri 14 Aug 2009 6:48pm But they are gone now! Did I ever mention that I had a tonsillectomy when I was 16 years old? I don’t really have anything to write about today so i thought I would tell you the story of the year i had my tonsils out. OK, well first let me tell you that the year i was 16 (grade 11) was the year my asthma started to get a lot worse. The ini ... Read on »
Tonsils Out! Perfect. by Nick B. Patient Expert Posted Wed 16 Jun 2010 1:07am I'm just a tad bit critical of, well....everything. I look at everything through eyes that are a bit perfectionist, I know...it's just the way I'm wired. I'm super, super far from perfect, but I do strive to cross every "T", dot every "I", and try not to miss a beat. Our visit to the Children's Hospital of Akron on Monday was nothing short of. ... Read on »
Tonsil Update & Mini LinkFest by Rational Jenn Healthy Living Professional Posted Mon 01 Feb 2010 11:17am So, it turns out that you really can't use willpower to overcome a pretty serious bacterial infection of your tonsils. Well, maybe YOU can, but I can't. After several days of muscling through the pain, taking the maximum daily dosage of ibuprofen, things just suddenly got worse. Nothing I took or did touched the pain. Boo. So I hied me hither ... Read on »
Large-scale immunohistochemical examination for lymphoreticular prion protein in tonsil specimens collected in Britain by Terry S. Patient Expert Posted Tue 05 Oct 2010 8:17am 05 Oct 2010 14:46 HPA - Study results are consistent with earlier estimates of vCJD prion prevalence in Britain The Health Protection Agency (HPA) and the UCL Institute of Neurology have conducted a sensitive examination of tonsil specimens to detect the presence of the variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD) related prion protein, and fou ... 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 »
My Left Tonsil Hurts by Jess Posted Thu 14 Mar 2013 8:24am Getting sick is the worst, but I guess with everything I had going on was bound to catch up with me eventually. Despite my best efforts to Zicam it away, it didn’t seem to work I woke up yesterday morning with my left tonsil on fire. Yes not my whole throat, just my left tonsil. It continued to hurt the entire day, making it extrem ... Read on »
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 »
Latest results of HPA study on vCJD-related abnormal prion proteins in extracted tonsils by Terry S. Patient Expert Posted Sun 24 May 2009 11:25pm Latest results of HPA study on vCJD-related abnormal prion proteins in extracted tonsils In 2004, the Health Protection Agency launched the National Anonymous Tissue Archive (NATA) to determine prevalence of asymptomatic vCJD in the population by looking for the prion protein associated with vCJD in extracted tonsils. The tonsils are one of th ... Read on »
Tonsillectomies, Tonsils And Strep Throat by Mandy .. Patient Expert Posted Mon 25 Aug 2008 7:26pm 1 Comment It is strep throat season and long gone are the days when doctors scheduled Tonsillectomies on a regular basis. Being a mother of three children, I have seen my fill of Strep Throat. My oldest and my youngest were the main ones to get strep. My oldest (daughter) had it constantly when she was little as young as two years. The first time ... 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 »