Sounds pretty logical. When you have strep or a garden-variety sore throat, after you’re feeling better you should toss your toothbrush and buy a new one. A fresh tool will have no germs. It came from a sterile environment. So you won’t re-infect yourself. In a word: Horsefeathers. And the Pediatric Academic Society has released […]
Are More People Getting Their Tonsils Removed?
Just because you’d like to have a long-term diet of eating ice cream is no excuse for getting your tonsils removed. Trust us, there are better reasons. This type of procedure has been going on long before the soft desert was invented. As a matter of fact, people getting their tonsils snipped has been happening […]
After the Tonsils Are Removed: Codeine for Children
It’s going to be a pain in the neck if your child has a tonsillectomy. Both for the patient, but likewise the parent. The popsicles and Jell-O are a plus. There’s a slight risk during the operation. Pretty low, though (as long as it’s not performed in a back alley). Problems that can arise after […]
What’s the Difference Between Strep, a Sore Throat and Tonsillitis?
Could the simple answer be: They’re all spelled differently? If you answered that, you have a keen grasp of the obvious. So, What’s The Difference? Lots of people use the terms, thinking they mean the same. They’re not. Bottom lines: When you or your child has strep throat, they have an infection which comes to […]
Got a Sore Throat?
In a majority of sore throat cases, the problem comes-and-goes when you’re getting a cold or the flu. Sure, there are serious things which may happen if you get a sore throat with great frequency. If that’s the case, the ENT Center of Austin can diagnose this regular, repeated occurrence and offer help. However, for […]