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Tonsillectomy - What you need to know

Tonsillectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the tonsils. Tonsils are oval-shaped pads found at the backside of the throat with one on each side. Earlier, tonsillectomy was suggested when the tonsils become inflamed or infected. Currently, it is also advised as a remedy for sleep-disordered breathing. Read on to find out more

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Tonsillectomy - What you need to know

Tonsillectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the tonsils. Tonsils are oval-shaped pads found at the backside of the throat with one on each side. Earlier, tonsillectomy was suggested when the tonsils become inflamed or infected. Currently, it is also advised as a remedy for sleep-disordered breathing. Read on to find out more

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Condition

first condition

What is Tonsils?

Tonsils are small organs in the back of the throat. As part of the lymphatic system, they play an important role in the health of the body.Tonsils are part of lymphatic system.Lymphatic system helps to avoid infection and illnessview more

When to Consult a Doctor for Tonsils?

If you have swollen tonsils that last for more than 1 or 2 days, see your doctor.

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second condition

Condition

Condition one

What is Tonsils?

Tonsils are small organs in the back of the throat. As part of the lymphatic system, they play an important role in the health of the body.Tonsils are part of lymphatic system.Lymphatic system helps to avoid infection and illness

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Condition two

When to Consult a Doctor for Tonsils?

If you have swollen tonsils that last for more than 1 or 2 days, see your doctor.

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Causes

  • adenovirus
  • influenza virus
  • Epstein-Barr virus
  • herpes simplex virus

Symptoms

  • Red, swollen tonsils
  • White or yellow coating or patches on the tonsils
  • Sore throat
  • Difficult or painful swallowing
  • Fever
  • BEnlarged, tender glands (lymph nodes) in the neck

Causes

  • adenovirus
  • influenza virus
  • Epstein-Barr virus
  • herpes simplex virus

Symptoms

  • Red, swollen tonsils
  • White or yellow coating or patches on the tonsils
  • Sore throat
  • Difficult or painful swallowing
  • Fever
  • BEnlarged, tender glands (lymph nodes) in the neck

When to undergo for surgery

The tonsillitis is severe or recurrent: The doctors will recommend surgery if your tonsillitis is severe or recurring.

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Is the treatment covered under insurance?

Surgery to remove the Tonsils is usually covered by Insurance.Some Insurance companies have a waiting period of 1 year before they can avail the cashless facility.Some insurance providers can even have a shorter waiting period for around 2 -3 months.

How is the recovery after surgery?

Breathing should return to normal once swelling goes down, usually 10 to 14 days after surgery.You need to fight for at least 1-2 weeks to completely get rid of the problems/effects caused by tonsillectomy surgery. While pain medication will ease discomfort as much as possible, other symptoms are expected. They may include: 1 ) Soreness 2 ) Nausea 3 ) Lack of appetite 4 ) Fatigue and the need for sleep. Air travel in the first two weeks after surgery is not advised.5 People who have to fly regularly for work-related reasons should plan to avoid travel for at least this long.If not Air Travel can delay the recovery.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, all forms are contagious .It can spread from one person to another .

Wash hands frequently and keep the infected persons utensils away from others

Typically, the first few days following a tonsillectomy are the most uncomfortable. However, people recover from surgery differently. Some individuals may continue to have pain up to 10 days after the procedure. Your throat will be sore, and you may also have a headache or earache

Take the dosage of medication given to you on time.Take rest. Although the surgery is a very small one, it is essential that you give your body some respite after the procedure.