Medical Questions > Conditions and Diseases > Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders Forum

i don't want my tonsils to be removed.What should i do?

User Profile
I am having infected tonsils from over a month,and i am regularly on my medications,but still my throat is not getting better.Doctor has suggested to remove the tonsils,but i don't want my tonsils to be removed.What should i do?(Also i had Tuberculosis 3 yrs back,and there is a swollen gland in my throat since then ,which i think causes this.)
Also can this infection spread to some other parts?


Did you find this post helpful?
|

User Profile
replied December 1st, 2013
Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders Answer A45225
Hi, and thanks for your query on eHealth forum!

Actually the chronic tonsillitis could be causing the swollen gland. Also, since you have recurrent tonsillitis, please rule out allergy and gastric reflux as the cause of inflammation. If the swollen tonsil is not accompanied by fever, then it is unlikely to be infective. If there is recurrent fever, sore throat and swollen tonsil, then removing the tonsil may help.

Otherwise taking care of your throat: doing gargles daily with warm water, avoiding too cold/sour and sticky things at night and eating healthy may help educe the incidences. Please discuss this with an ENT specialist and take a second opinion before opting for the operation. Hope this helps. Take care!


|
Did you find this post helpful?
This question has been answered by the doctor. This topic is now open for public discussion, however no comments below this point will be answered by a doctor.
Must Read
Do you know the three main reasons we cough? Learn common causes of cough and when coughing might indicate a more serious health problem....
Coughing is normal. But what can cause more troublesome coughs? Learn more about possible causes of cough here....
When should you see a doctor about cough symptoms? When are symptoms a sign of further complications? Learn about cough symptoms basics here....
DISCLAIMER: "Ask a Doctor" questions are answered by certified physicians and other medical professionals. For more information about experts participating in the "Ask a Doctor" Network, please visit our medical experts page. You may also visit our Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders , for moderated patient to patient support and information.

The information provided on eHealth Forum is designed to improve, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own physician. Personal consultation(s) with a qualified medical professional is the proper means for diagnosing any medical condition.