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Does tonsillectomy increase the incidence of bronchitis in asthmatics as compared to sufferers of chronic Tonsillitis

Has having allergy induced asthma which can also be aggravated by intense exercise been shown to get worse after having tonsils removed in adult males? A common treatment for repeatedly getting ...
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How do the symptoms of viral tonsillitis differ from bacterial tonsillitis

How would a doctor distinguish between viral and bacterial tonsillitis? From what I can tell they have the same symptoms tender throat swollen tonsils painful swallowing fever So how exactly do ...
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Is there evidence of benefit from the syringe- or vacuum-based tonsil washing procedure in chronic tonsillitis?

I have a friend who has chronic tonsillitis. She has been offered to undergo tonsil washing (промывание лакун миндалин - Russian Wikipedia), a procedure apparently widely used in my country (Russia). ...
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Differential diagnosis of swolen tonsils with exudates

What can be the cause of painless, swollen tonsils with white spots and streaks (exudates) on them? For example, in the example picture below, what might the differential diagnosis be?
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Whatever happened to Tonsillitis?

70 or so years ago, kids all got their tonsils out. I have a family member who, when perfectly healthy, had them out (75 or more years ago) because his twin was having his out, and it would be too ...
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What are some better alternatives to HIV antibody test?

I've been having HIV symptoms for more than 4-5 months, I reran the antibody test for five times it all became negative, the doctor said that you didn't have to worry about HIV anymore as all the ...
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Tonsillitis and tonsillectomy confusion

I have read the article here, and I am confused on why the tonsils have to be removed. Are tonsils removed when they themselves incur frequent/prolonged infection? The source I stated above does not ...
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Can you get a yeast infection in your mouth from oral sex?

I recently had sex with a woman who seems to have had a yeast infection. That's what I thought, because she had lots of white dots in her vagina and my doctor told me that this is a fungus. I've seen ...
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