Your Most Common Ear, Nose & Throat Questions (Podcast 023)

And How it Relates to Obstructive Sleep Apnea

In this podcast episode, Kathy puts me on the spot by asking unscripted questions about the most common questions I get asked regarding the ear, nose and throat. I will answer:   Should large tonsils always be removed? Do tonsils grow back after surgery? Do we need tonsils? / How can you fight infections if your take […]

An Alternate Explanation For Strep Throat & Rheumatic Fever

KevinMD had a guest blogger who questioned the value of needing to treat one million strep throat infections with antibiotics to save one patient from rheumatic fever and heart disease. Typically, we only need to treat a particular strain of strep called Group A beta-hemolytic Strep (GABHS), which produces a particular type of toxin and […]

Can Tonsils Grow Back After Removal?

Tonsillectomy is one of the most common surgical procedures that’s performed today. One question that I’m often asked is, can it grow back? The answer is…it depends. Overall, once you take out all your tonsils, it’s unlikely to come back. However, if you’ve only had most or some of your tonsils removed, as long as […]