Tonsil & Adenoid Irregularities
A sore throat and difficulty swallowing may be symptoms of tonsillitis, an inflammation of the tonsils, two oval-shaped pads of tissue at the back of the throat. Most cases are caused by infection with a common virus but a bacterial infection may also be the culprit. Appropriate treatment depends on the cause, so it is important to get a prompt and accurate diagnosis. There are both surgical and non-surgical options, depending on the diagnosis.
Enlarged adenoids, swelling of the lymph tissue found in the airway between your nose and the back of your throat, may be a natural condition or it may be associated with frequent sinus and/or ear infections or fluid behind the ears. Antibiotics are often the answer or conditions may require surgery. Dr. Nancy Becker and her team specialize in diagnosis and treatment and will partner with you to determine the appropriate treatment needed.