Dr. Douglas Dedo, MD

Archive for October 2018

what are tonsils

What Are Tonsils and What Are They For?

What are tonsils and what are they for? The main function of the tonsils (palatine tonsils) is to produce antibodies to fight disease-causing microorganisms, acting as great allies of the immune system. They are extremely rich in lymphocytes (cells that act to defend the body) and are located in a strategic position (between the mouth,…

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sinus infections

What Happens If I Don’t Treat My Sinus Infection?

A sinus infection, otherwise known as sinusitis, is a result of bacteria or virus that causes swelling and inflammation in the tissue that make up your sinuses. But what happens when you don’t seek medical help for your sinus infection? It gets worse You may already be experiencing the pressure, swelling, and inflammation associated with…

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