Tonsils and Adenoids

Tonsils are lymph-like soft tissue located on both sides of the back of the throat and Adenoids are soft tissue behind the nose. Tonsils and Adenoids help your body fight infection by producing antibodies to combat bacteria that enter through the mouth and nose.

Symptoms of Tonsils & Adenoid Problems

Tonsils and Adenoids can cause health problems when they become infected or obstruct normal breathing or nasal/sinus drainage. Recurring infections in the Tonsils can lead to Chronic Tonsillitis. 

Tonsillitis Overview

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  • Fever
  • Persistent Sore Throat
  • Redness of the Tonsil area
  • Yellow or white discharge on the Tonsils
  • Tender lymph nodes on both sides of the neck

In addition to blocking the throat, enlarged Tonsils may interfere with normal breathing, sleeping, swallowing and speaking. They may also aggravate snoring and can even cause Sleep Apnea, which involves an occasional stoppage of breathing.

Treatment of Tonsils & Adenoid Problems

Depending on symptoms and the frequency of infections, Tonsils and Adenoids are typically treated with antibiotics or removed surgically in a procedure called a Tonsillectomy/Adenoidectomy.

North Carolina EENT has offices in Cary, Durham, and Chapel Hill for treatment of Tonsils and Adenoids.

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