Nose & Throat

The nose, sinuses and throat are the first parts of the respiratory tract, where air enters the body to begin the breathing process. They can be affected by allergic conditions such as allergic rhinitis or other infections such as sinusitis, tonsillitis and simple reactions such as sneezing. Medications and other treatments may be used for nose and throat problems.

Tonsillitis

Tonsillitis – Causes, Signs and symptoms

Summary Tonsillitis is a common occurrence during childhood. It occurs when the tonsils become inflamed as the body’s immune system attempts to fight off invading viruses or bacteria. Symptoms of tonsillitis include red, swollen tonsils that can be painful and make swallowing difficult. The tonsils may have whitish spots or white covering on them. Most …

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Tonsillectomy

Tonsillectomy

Summary A tonsillectomy is a procedure to surgically remove the tonsils. Most often, it is performed on children who experience repeated infection and inflammation of the tonsils (tonsillitis), or who have trouble breathing due to airway obstruction. However, people of any age may undergo a tonsillectomy. The tonsils are made up of two masses of …

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Strep Throat Children

Strep Throat & Children – Causes, Signs and symptoms

Summary Strep throat is an infection caused by group A streptococci bacteria. These bacteria can cause inflammation and infection in a variety of areas throughout the body, including the respiratory system, skin and vital organs. A strep throat infection can be transmitted by kissing, coughing, sneezing or touching contaminated surfaces. Symptoms usually appear within five …

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Strep Throat

Strep Throat – Causes, Signs and symptoms

Summary Strep throat is an infection of the throat caused by group A streptococci bacteria. These bacteria can cause inflammation and infection in a variety of areas throughout the body, including the respiratory system, skin and vital organs. In addition, damage to the heart valves (in rheumatic fever) and kidneys (glomerulonephritis) sometimes occurs. A strep …

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Steroid Nasal Sprays

Steroid Nasal Sprays

Also called: Flunisolide, Beclomethasone, Fluticasone, Mometasone, Triamcinolone Summary Steroid nasal sprays are a first-line treatment for inflammation, congestion, itching and swelling related to sinusitis and allergies, particularly allergic rhinitis. These medications prevent symptoms of an allergic reaction by inhibiting the chemical process that leads to inflammation. They also may be effective at preventing the regrowth of …

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