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Tonsils are masses of lymphoid tissue which line the mouth and opening of the throat. They are designed to trap bacteria, VIRUSES, and other harmful substances before they enter the respiratory system and the rest of the body. Because they act to reduce and fight infection, tonsils are considered to be part of the immune system.
Usually a throat infection such as tonsillitis causes no trouble and only lasts about a week
Originally posted by XXXN3O
reply to post by deadoralive
Well I have had my tonsils and my adenoids taken out.
I have not been ill for a very long time, years, probably about 5 years ago since I was last ill. The last illness I had was a sore throat actually if I remember rightly but I do smoke so I wouldnt say that was a viral illness really.
Maybe I am lucky. I have never been seriously ill apart from the one time and that was when I got the operation done.
Placebo effects are nothing to do with tablets you know, I subscribe to that belief and beliefs can be a powerful thing indeed.
[edit on 13-8-2009 by XXXN3O]
Originally posted by Happyfeet
Tons of gook turning into tonsil tooth is my only throat problem.