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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 »
Succumbing to Western Medicine: Peritonsillar Abscess by Jennifer Lance Patient Expert Posted Mon 28 Jun 2010 12:00am I am an avid, natural healer; however, there are times in my life when I have been humbled, in dire need of, and thankful for western medicine. This past week has been one of those times, as a week long annoying sore throat turned into an abscess on my tonsil causing excruciating pain, inability to swallow, and began to constrict my airway. ... Read on »
Closure by Diane M. Patient Expert Posted Sun 14 Sep 2008 1:34pm Because I was thrown so far off course with K2's tonsil the last couple days, I'm abandoning my blog plan for the day and just letting this one flow. So last you heard, we were getting cleaned up and heading for the doctor yesterday afternoon. No... I posted a comment to say I'd seen the tonsil. Girlfriend could open her mouth far enough. OM ... Read on »
Strep Throat (Group A Streptococci Infections) by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:24pm 3 Comments Signs and Symptoms Approximately 15% of children who have a sore throat and fever are infected by Group A streptococci. When Group A streptococci infect the throat, they cause pharyngitis, which is a painful inflammation of the throat (pharynx). Swallowing may become so painful that the child has difficulty eating. A child with strep phary ... Read on »
Primal Blueprint Success Story: Former Marathoner Beating Diabetes by Mark S. Healthy Living Professional Posted Sat 20 Jun 2009 10:00pm Thanks to active forum member and fellow Primal Blueprinter, DiabetesCanKissMyButt. Let it be an inspiration to anyone who is living a similar story. Follow DiabetesCanKissMyButt as she journals her Primal progress in the forum boards. ____________________________ I used to be a long distance runner and a vegetarian. I was the epitome o ... Read on »
Flu Shots and a Tonsillar Abscess by Kate .. Registered Nurse Posted Sun 30 Nov 2008 8:03am I have been giving flu shots out the wazoo lately and have had some rather interesting responses in various situations. First, there was the man who didn’t want to take his shirt sleeve off because it wouldn’t roll up and asked me if I could just give the shot through the sleeve.  Next, there have been numerous people who have said “Now, I ... Read on »
Flu Shots and a Tonsillar Abscess by Kate .. Registered Nurse Posted Sun 30 Nov 2008 10:23am I have been giving flu shots out the wazoo lately and have had some rather interesting responses in various situations. First, there was the man who didn’t want to take his shirt sleeve off because it wouldn’t roll up and asked me if I could just give the shot through the sleeve.  Next, there have been numerous people who have said “Now, I ... Read on »
A little perspective by Diane M. Patient Expert Posted Sun 14 Sep 2008 1:29pm Generally I'm pretty good about maintaining my momentum in posting... I tend to keep things moving forward with only an occasional backwards glance to make sure my hair isn't on fire! And while that works most of the time, I really need to go back and pick up some threads I've left hanging... otherwise next week isn't going to make much sense t ... Read on »
Girl Interrupted by Diane M. Patient Expert Posted Sun 14 Sep 2008 1:34pm We interrupt our regularly scheduled programing .... well, because we can. We're Editor-in-chief! I pretty much had the remaining posts this week planned, but I love the spontaneity of throwing the plans in the air and going with what's happening. First of all, the disclaimers: I'm running on not very much sleep My lungs are extremely c ... 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 »