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Thank you to
Keren, for sharing her story [Don’t
Discount Tonsillectomy]. I have searched for a long time for info on
tonsillectomy. I, too, have suffered with pustular psoriasis for 9 years,
until a doctor from Edmonton suggested the procedure.
It has managed to clear up my psoriasis a great deal, though it has
not stopped completely. The
outbreaks are not nearly as bad, I would say a 60% improvement at least,
and there has been no improvement for the arthritis — but you can't have
So, I say to
anyone considering tonsillectomy, “Go for it.”
you for sharing. –Maggie B.
Response: Thanks, Maggie.
It’s always nice to know — when it comes to health issues —
that one’s experience is not unique.
perhaps-too-obvious connection between tonsillectomy and guttate P is the
presumed function of the tonsils as a “catcher organ” for infection.
Strep infection is linked to outbreaks of guttate P, and to the
degree removing one’s tonsils may halt continuous re-infection by strep,
obviously a diminishment in guttate P outbreaks would be expected.
Pustular P is something different, and I’m unaware of so direct a connection between it and the kinds of infections that inflame our tonsils. But my lack of awareness means nothing. Especially in light of corroborating evidence. At the very least, patients who experience P outbreaks concurrent to, or after infections may ask their derms or GPs to examine their tonsils during the infection. If their tonsils are inflamed — well, they should have the option, as you say, to “Go for it.” -Ed