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There is a great deal of both overlap and variability in the symptoms associated with pharyngitis. Many causes can include visible swelling of the tonsils and tonsillar exudate, and so can be classified as tonsillitis. The usual clinical question here is "should I treat this sore throat with antibiotics," which depends on symptoms, signs, history, and ...


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The yeast (fungus) that causes thrush or yeast infection in both men and women are of the genus Candida. These fungi can be found as normal flora on skin however outgrowth results in yeast infection. Candida albicans, which is most likely the strain of thrush you saw on the lady, can be transmitted by both sex and oral sex. Most likely your mucosal immune ...


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In the picture you provided, the tonsils are enlarged and they appear to be cryptic (that is, they have little "caves" where food and bacteria can get trapped and grow.) Cryptic tonsils are common, painless, a common cause of bad breath, and a source of "tonsilliths/tonsilloliths" or tonsil stones. Below is a picture of a tonsils with tonsilliths. Exudates ...


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There is an excellent wikipedia page about the the procedure called tonsillectomy: "Although tonsillectomy is performed less frequently than in the 1950s, it remains one of the most common surgical procedures in children in the United States and many other western countries." That WP page is amply sourced with research papers, the following box is just a ...


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Never heard of it and doubt that irrigation of infected tissue would help. It's also not a listed treatment on the USA ent site http://www.entnet.org/content/tonsillitis


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