Sunday, November 28, 2004


Went to the doctor after painful swelling on the neck area. Doctor said that it was a pretty bad case of tonsillitis, in fact, in condition like mine they would normally recommend surgery to get rid of it ... (ouch!) While I try to convince him that it was not that back, he decided to give me a jab and treat it with more antibiotics.

Tonsillitis (ton-sil-lie-tiss) is an inflammation of the tonsils caused by an infection. In tonsillitis, the tonsils are enlarged, red, and often coated (either partly or entirely) by a substance that is yellow, gray, or white. Tonsillitis usually occurs as part of a pharyngitis (throat infection). Tonsilitis usually begins with sudden sore throat and painful swallowing.
Sometimes, tonsillitis reoccurs, and may cause difficulty breathing. If this occurs, your doctor may recommend taking them out. This procedure of removing tonsils from the throat is called a tonsillectomy.

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