How to use Tonsils in a sentence
He had woken the morning after a doctor had excised tonsils from his sixyear-old throat.
The tonsils normally help to prevent infections.
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I've got tonsils streaming gunge again, which i am trying not to panic about.
Tonsillectomy-A surgical procedure to remove the tonsils.Advertisement
A low, thick palate or enlarged adenoids or tonsils can obstruct airflow and increase snoring.
Enlarged adenoids or tonsils are common causes of snoring in children.
Removing enlarged adenoids or tonsils can clear the airway.
Surgery for sleep apnea may include removing tonsils and/or adenoids, which can block the airway passage.
The lymph system includes the spleen (an organ in the upper abdomen), the thymus (a small organ beneath the breastbone), and the tonsils (an organ in the throat).Advertisement
About one of five people with GAS infection develops a sore, inflamed throat and pus on the tonsils (strep throat).
These viruses cause an inflammation in the throat and occasionally the tonsils (tonsillitis).
In addition to a sore throat, symptoms that accompany an adenovirus infection include cough, runny nose, white bumps on the tonsils and throat, mild diarrhea, vomiting, and a rash.
In rare cases of mononucleosis, breathing may be obstructed because of swollen tonsils, adenoids, and lymph glands.
Its most striking feature is the formation of a grayish membrane covering the tonsils and upper part of the throat.Advertisement
Although doctors in the past sometimes removed the child's tonsils or adenoids to treat recurrent otitis media with effusion, this practice is not recommended as of the early 2000s.
The tonsils and the back of the throat may appear red, swollen, and streaked with pus.
With the tongue depressed and the child saying "ah," the care provider wipes the back of the throat and the tonsils with the sterile swab, applying it to any area that appears either very red or is discharging pus.
Cortisone anti-inflammatory medications are also occasionally prescribed for the treatment of severely swollen tonsils or throat tissues.
Tonsillitis is an infection and swelling of the tonsils, which are oval-shaped masses of lymph gland tissue located on both sides of the back of the throat.Advertisement
The tonsils also stimulate the immune system to produce antibodies that help fight infections.
Tonsillitis is caused by viruses or bacteria that make the tonsils swell and become inflamed.
When a doctor or nurse looks into the mouth with a flashlight, the tonsils may appear swollen and red.
The doctor examines the eyes, ears, nose, and throat, looking at the tonsils for signs of swelling, redness, or discharge.
A throat culture is performed by wiping a cotton swab across the tonsils and back of the throat and sending the swab to a laboratory for culturing.Advertisement
In some cases, the doctor may order blood tests for mononucleosis, since about one third of patients with mononucleosis develop streptococcal infections of the tonsils.
If the child has several episodes of severe tonsillitis, the doctor may recommend a tonsillectomy, which is the surgical removal of the tonsils.
A tonsillectomy is performed if the patient has recurrent sore throats or throat infections, or if the tonsils have become so swollen that the patient has trouble breathing or swallowing.
Tonsils-Common name for the palatine tonsils, which are lymph masses in the back of the mouth, on either side of the tongue.
Tonsils act like filters to trap bacteria and viruses.Advertisement
Other early symptoms may include enlarged tonsils; swelling of the liver and spleen; enlarged lymph nodes; or opportunistic infections.
The tonsils may also become infected (tonsillitis).
The tonsils look swollen and are bright red, with white or yellow patches of pus on them.
A few patients develop symptoms of inflammation in the liver (hepatitis), gallbladder, lungs, or tonsils.
The endoderm forms the lining of lungs, bladder, digestive tract, tongue, tonsils, and other organs.Advertisement
Children with XLA often have small tonsils and lymph nodes and may develop chronic skin infections.
In Type I malformation, the lower portions of the cerebellum, known as the cerebellar tonsils, protrude through the opening in the skull known as the foramen magnum and into the spinal cord canal.
Penicillins are useful against infections in many parts of the body, including the mouth and throat, skin and soft tissue, tonsils, heart, lungs, and ears.
Adenoids-Common name for the pharyngeal tonsils, which are lymph masses in the wall of the air passageway (pharynx) just behind the nose.
The intoxication destroys healthy tissue in the upper area of the throat around the tonsils or in open wounds in the skin.Advertisement
The tonsils below are clearly visible behind the back teeth; the adenoids lie just above them and are hidden from view by the palate.
Each subsequent infection leaves behind a larger set of tonsils and adenoids.
Symptoms include painful, bright red, often ulcerated tonsils, enlargement of lymph nodes (glands) beneath the jaw, fever, and general discomfort.
Extremely large tonsils can impair breathing and swallowing, although that is quite rare.
A simple depression of the tongue allows an adequate view of the tonsils.Advertisement
Enlarged tonsils may have deep pockets (crypts) containing dead tissue (necrotic debris).
It used to be standard practice to remove tonsils and/or adenoids after a few episodes of acute throat or ear infection.
For instance, children without tonsils and adenoids produce only half the immunity to oral polio vaccine.
There are many botanical/herbal remedies that can be used alone or in formulas to locally assist the tonsils and adenoids in their immune function at the opening of the oral cavity and to tone these glands.
Keeping the eustachian tubes open is an important contribution to optimal function in the tonsils and adenoids.Advertisement
If children frequently suffer from ear inflammation caused by enlarged adenoids or tonsils, they may be removed surgically.
Historically, that has led to such things as fashions in, say, the removal of children's tonsils, or in grommets.
There are a number of different methods that your surgeon can use to remove the tonsils.
Dora has had an operation and had tonsils and adenoids removed.
The fresh juice or compote was used as a gargle for hoarseness, sore throat and inflamed tonsils, .
A sore throat with swollen tonsils that are heavily covered by a white coating.
Enlarged tonsils which are not causing problems do not require removal.
Over the last few months his child has developed large tonsils.
Swollen adenoids are often associated with tonsillitis (infected tonsils) and are usually removed as part of an operation to remove the tonsils.
A chronically snoring child should be examined for problems with his or her tonsils and adenoids.
Historically, that has led to such things as fashions in, say, the removal of children 's tonsils, or in grommets.
No advising Marc to have his tonsils taken out.
I 've got tonsils streaming gunge again, which i am trying not to panic about.
In the view of these findings The Health Protection Agency is undertaking a larger study of 100,000 tonsils in order to refine this figure.
The doctor always tells me to say "ahh" so he can check my tonsils.
When taking the juice form, the throat and tonsils are soothed making it easier to swallow without pain.
Up to that point I have never been a patient, except for tonsils when I was a kid.
It will reduce the size of the tonsils, improving airflow.
In young children, for example, obstructive sleep apnea may be treated by removing the tonsils, thus removing the soft tissue that collapses and causes the sleep apnea.
Surgeons may remove excess tissue from the nasal passages, tonsils or throat area depending on the patient's specific needs.
Children with sleep apnea may need to have their tonsils and adenoids removed.
Hypertrophy, or enlargement, of the cells of the adenoids and tonsils can cause them to protrude into and obstruct the airway, which then leads to snoring.
In addition, if you have enlarged tissues in the back of your throat or enlarged tonsils, this may lead to a narrowing of the tonsils.
Sometimes, the tonsils will have white or yellow spots or flecks.