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Here are texts about diseases and disorders of the throat, such as throat flux and enlarged throat tonsils.

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Enlarged neck tonsils in children

The tonsils are part of the body's immune system and sit on either side of the pharynx. The tonsils are larger in children than in adults. Sometimes the tonsils become so big that the child gets difficult to breathe, gets cumbersome or difficult to sleep. Then the tonsils may need to be removed.

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Throat Flux

Throat flu is an infection of the tonsils that can be due to viruses or bacteria. The most common bacterium is streptococcus group A. It causes sore throat when you swallow and you may have fever if you have throat flux. The infection can go away by itself, but sometimes you need treatment.

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Sore Throat

Having a sore throat is common. It can be due to many different things, such as a common cold, an infection with bacteria or that you have been screaming or singing loudly. Usually sore throat goes away by itself but sometimes you may need treatment.