Updated: January 2023 Tonsil stones are common and embarrassing. This is a familiar condition among thousands of Americans, leading to chronic bad breath and tonsil pain. Tonsil stones rarely cause serious health problems, but many people wonder if they can make you sick? We’ve got all the information you need to know on what tonsil […]
two of the most common causes of throat pain are strep throat and tonsillitis. These two diseases have similar symptoms but are treated differently. Here is a side-by-side comparison of the differences as well as guidelines for care.
Yes, 2 to 4 percent of children have a form of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and ten percent snore regularly, leaving them susceptible to the same health risks and problems that occur in adults with OSA, according to the American Academy of Otolaryngology. What is sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is a disease where there is […]
If your child has chronic throat infections, it may seem like the tonsils do nothing but cause trouble. In actuality, they do have a role to play as a part of the body’s natural defense against germs. However, when your child has recurrent tonsillitis, removing the tonsils can make a dramatic improvement in his or her life. We’ve provided […]
If your child has chronic throat infections, it may seem like the tonsils do nothing but cause trouble. In actuality, they do have a role to play as a part of the body’s natural defense against germs. However, when your child has recurrent tonsillitis, removing the tonsils can make a dramatic improvement in his or […]
It’s often difficult for children to understand what tonsils are and why they may have to be removed. If your child is facing a tonsillectomy, you want to be sure he or she understands what is happening. Learning about the process will take a lot of the mystery—and fright—out of the procedure. Following are some […]
“Mom, my throat hurts.” This is a very common complaint among school-age children. Parents may wonder, is it time for antibiotics, or is this a virus that has to “run its course”? It’s difficult to determine the cause of a sore throat: It could be the result of anything from allergies to heartburn. However, two of the […]
When children have difficulty with chronic stuffy noses, continual snoring, and frequent bouts of strep throat, it may be time to “round up the usual suspects.” In this case, the “usual suspects” are frequently the tonsils. While tonsil removal (or tonsillectomy) was once considered a rite of passage, the American Academy of Otolaryngology (AAO) has […]