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Posts Tagged ‘sore throat’

All About Tonsils

Sunday, March 27th, 2011

Over the span of my pediatric career, I literally have looked in thousands of throats and one thing that I do know: tonsils come in many shapes and sizes.  Scroll down and check out the photos I just took in my office. (more…)

Strep Throat Popping Up

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

At this time of year in a pediatric office you get to see a little of “everything” that is going around. Another illness going around right now is strep throat. Strep is a bacteria (as compared to a virus) which causes children to have a sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, fever and occasionally headaches and stomachaches. Strep is most common in the elementary school aged child. It is seasonal and more cases are seen during the winter months. (more…)

New Guidelines for Tonsillectomies

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Most children who get repeated throat infections probably don’t need surgery to remove their tonsils and would improve in time with careful monitoring, according to new clinical guidelines on tonsillectomies in children. (more…)