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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 »
Fragrance study and tonsil removal by Diane M. Patient Expert Posted Sun 14 Sep 2008 1:28pm I know, I know... completely unrelated. But I'm too tired from playing with K2 all night to string things together nicely. There are pictures of the tonsil/adenoid surgery on the left side under "pages". I created a separate page for those that don't want to see it. The first few pictures are surgical prep and very clean. There is one pictur ... Read on »
Tonsils by Lisa .. Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Dec 2008 3:06am The girls are scheduled to have their tonsils (adenoids) removed this Friday morning. They had the blood work done last week and that was really enough of ordeal. We had not told them where we were going because we never would have been able to get them in the car. Katie was suspicious as soon as we arrived in the hospital parking lot. She ... Read on »
More Tonsil Woes... by Sarah Patient Expert Posted Thu 15 Jan 2009 11:47pm The last 4 days Violet has not been herself. Her walking especially has been really bad. Walking to one side, crab like and she has been tighter in her right foot and leg (hemi side). Today she started vomiting and saying she was choking. Took her to the Doctor and he first wanted to rule out any shunt malfunction. Checked her other neurol ... Read on »
Health Tips for Tonsillitis, Back Pain and Anaemia by Niyaprakash Patient Expert Posted Sun 15 Mar 2009 3:36pm Recovery Diet for Tonsillitis After the acute symptoms of tonsillitis are over, the patient should adopt an all-fruit diet for further three or four days. In this regimen, three meals of fresh, juicy fruits such as apples, grapes, grapefruit, oranges, pears, pineapple, peaches and melon may be taken. The juice of fresh pineapple is ... 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »