Children can get strep throat after having their tonsils removed, says the Mayo Clinic. Some children who suffer from recurrent strep throat do experience a significant reduction in the frequency and severity of strep throat infections after removal of the tonsils.Continue Reading
Children who suffer from six or more severe strep infections in a year may benefit from tonsil removal, says the Mayo Clinic. However, because most children simply stop having recurrent strep infections as they get older, the risks of tonsil removal should be carefully weighed against any possible benefit.
Strep throat is caused by an infection with group A streptococcus bacteria.Learn more about Conditions & Diseases
Doctors may remove a patient's tonsils due to recurring tonsillitis, enlarged tonsils and bleeding of the tonsils, according to Mayo Clinic. Patients who have recurring strep throat episodes that do not respond to antibiotics may also undergo tonsil removal, says WebMD. Other diseases, such as tonsil stones and cancer, may necessitate a tonsillectomy, reports the Ear, Nose & Throat Associates.Full Answer >
Natural treatments for hoarseness include breathing in moist air with a humidifier or steam from a hot shower, resting the voice and moistening the throat by sucking on lozenges, chewing gum or gargling with salt water, according to Mayo Clinic. People with hoarseness should avoid whispering and talking loudly.Full Answer >
Symptoms of chronic sinusitis include nasal blockage, colored nasal discharge, drainage of a thick discharge down the throat, and diminished sense of taste or smell, explains Mayo Clinic. Additional symptoms include swelling and tenderness in parts of the head, cough that worsens at night, nausea, and fatigue.Full Answer >
The first sign of an HIV infection is often a flu-like illness that produces symptoms such as muscle aches, fever, diarrhea, headaches, sore throat and chills, explains Mayo Clinic. As the infection progresses to AIDS, symptoms such as shaking chills, night sweats, chronic fever and a cough may occur.Full Answer >