There are some important new recommendations about tonsillectomy taking out the tonsils as a treatment for recurrent strep throats. Some of us can recall a time when getting your tonsils out was one of the rites of passage of childhood. Usually a related procedure is added an adenoidectomy, .
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Tonsil Conditions. Acute tonsillitis: A bacteria or virus infects the tonsils, causing swelling and a sore throat. The tonsil may develop a gray or white coating exudate . Chronic tonsillitis: Persistent infection of the tonsils, sometimes as a result of repeated episodes of acute tonsillitis..
The connection between tonsils doing their job and strep throats is that a common cause of tonsillitis in children is a strep infection. Before we had antibiotics, removing the .
Tonsils are collections of lymphoid tissue facing into the aerodigestive tract. The set of lymphatic tissue known as Waldeyer's tonsillar ring includes the adenoid tonsil, two tubal tonsils, two palatine tonsils, and the lingual tonsil..
Tonsils and adenoids are the body's first line of defense as part of the immune system. They sample bacteria and viruses that enter the body through the mouth or nose, but they sometimes become infected..