Ashford Clinic Blog | Tonsillitis
Tonsillitis. All kinds of things come to mind at the very mention of this condition strep throat, tonsillectomies...unlimited ice cream. While infection and inflammation of the tonsils occurs most commonly in children nearly all children in the United States experience at least one episode of infected or inflamed tonsils, it is also possible for an occurrence in adults as well. Here’s abrief guide to this very common condition:
What to Expect after a Tonsillectomy
If you or your child is experiencing chronic tonsillitis, it is very likely that a tonsillectomy has been recommended. This procedure involves removing the tonsils, which are masses of immune cells found in lymph glands located in the mouth. The procedure is performed in order to prevent symptoms associated with chronic tonsillitis, including recurring sore throat, abscess, upper airway obstruction causing difficulty swallowing, snoring and sleep apnea, dental malocclusion, and bad breath. Tonsillectomy is a very common outpatient procedure, particularly for children, but there are some things to know for after the procedure.