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very particular mom

Shavertown, PA

#42 Dec 5, 2011
Dr. Potter is an amazing pediatrician, he does not give antibiotics every time you take your child in. So if that's what you're looking for forget it. My children love him and are very comfortable with him. I've never doubted his judgement with my kids, you won't find a better doctor in the area.
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Jonesville, VA

#43 Dec 5, 2011
quack parents are problem wrote:
removing tonsils doesn't stop strep infections. Strep isn't isolated to the tonsils/throat (you just see it there most often as a symptom), it's a body infection. Now your kid will get strep and it will get BAD before you ever know it.
Bad decision.
My drs refuse to remove tonsils.
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Quit giving quack advice. Most cases tonsillectomies do help with recurrent strep infections. I guess you like your child being on antibiotics 10 to 15 days a month-every month- because they get strep over and over. That many antibiotics are worse than anything. Toothbrushes were changed, surfaces cleaned,everything to keep from getting it again,but she was catching it at school. My child had strep 9 times in less than a year and the doctor didn't want to take her tonsils out. I had to demand that they send her to an ENT. It's been a year and no strep since but those antibiotic caused problems and she got sick and had to go on 2 rounds of antibiotics because she had took so many for all the strep she had to have really strong one for a respiratory infection.
YoureANut

Knoxville, TN

#44 Dec 5, 2011
removal of tonsils does not prevent strep infections.
Period.

I guess you just enjoy putting your kid under anesthesia for the heck of it.
lol wrote:
<quoted text>Quit giving quack advice. Most cases tonsillectomies do help with recurrent strep infections. I guess you like your child being on antibiotics 10 to 15 days a month-every month- because they get strep over and over. That many antibiotics are worse than anything. Toothbrushes were changed, surfaces cleaned,everything to keep from getting it again,but she was catching it at school. My child had strep 9 times in less than a year and the doctor didn't want to take her tonsils out. I had to demand that they send her to an ENT. It's been a year and no strep since but those antibiotic caused problems and she got sick and had to go on 2 rounds of antibiotics because she had took so many for all the strep she had to have really strong one for a respiratory infection.
YoureANut

Knoxville, TN

#45 Dec 5, 2011
BUT - I will say it DOES prevent tonsillitis - which is a tonsil specific infection. Strep is not - strep is a blood infection. It can settle in the heart, kidneys, any major organ. It is not restricted to the throat. If you think otherwise, I feel for your poor kids putting up with a quack parent living with old wives tales.
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Jonesville, VA

#46 Dec 5, 2011
YoureANut wrote:
BUT - I will say it DOES prevent tonsillitis - which is a tonsil specific infection. Strep is not - strep is a blood infection. It can settle in the heart, kidneys, any major organ. It is not restricted to the throat. If you think otherwise, I feel for your poor kids putting up with a quack parent living with old wives tales.
I am talking about strep throat. You tell this to all the parents of children who no longer get strep throat every month or two after having their tonsils removed. And yes if you take them to an ENT they will tell you it will help tremendously. Are you an ENT surgeon? I probably know more about strep than you ever will. I know it is not restricted to the throat. Are you dispensing medical advise without a license? Go back and read your wiki little one.lol
BackDoorSanta

Wise, VA

#47 Dec 5, 2011
I know a good doctor in the area he goes by clarence carter and he sasifys ur medical needs. He be strokin in the back room. He not just good he is the best. You just got to grunt to get in the back room. He always carrys a few pennies for the young ones and he always gets 50 cents worth of gas to make love at the dark end of the street. And at christmas time he can be the back door santa. And he also is a vet cause he knows cows,horses,and human beings like to make love.
YoureANut

Knoxville, TN

#48 Dec 5, 2011
I hope you didnt breed.
lol wrote:
<quoted text>I am talking about strep throat. You tell this to all the parents of children who no longer get strep throat every month or two after having their tonsils removed. And yes if you take them to an ENT they will tell you it will help tremendously. Are you an ENT surgeon? I probably know more about strep than you ever will. I know it is not restricted to the throat. Are you dispensing medical advise without a license? Go back and read your wiki little one.lol
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Jonesville, VA

#49 Dec 5, 2011
YoureANut wrote:
I hope you didnt breed.
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The above comment just shows your true colors and maturity level. When you cannot defend your stance with intelligence, knowledge and facts,then you resort to name calling and insults.
in the know

Rose Hill, VA

#50 Dec 5, 2011
YoureANut wrote:
removal of tonsils does not prevent strep infections.
Period.
I guess you just enjoy putting your kid under anesthesia for the heck of it.
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I work for an ENT doctor and YES removing of the tonsils does prevent strep throat. Strep throat is a bacterial infection in the throat and the tonsils and by removing the tonsils, it does just that, stops strep throat infections. A child or an adult can get a viral infection in their throat which does not respond to antibiotics unlike strep throat which a bacterial infection that does respond to antibiotics. Have any questions, call any ENT doctor.
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Jonesville, VA

#51 Dec 5, 2011
YoureANut wrote:
I hope you didnt breed.
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You get a ZERO in reading comprehension also.lol
lol

Jonesville, VA

#52 Dec 5, 2011
YoureANut wrote:
BUT - I will say it DOES prevent tonsillitis - which is a tonsil specific infection. Strep is not - strep is a blood infection. It can settle in the heart, kidneys, any major organ. It is not restricted to the throat. If you think otherwise, I feel for your poor kids putting up with a quack parent living with old wives tales.
OK Mr./Ms. NUT what do you think causes tonsillitis? If you had any knowledge you would know the major cause is.......STREP THROAT. Any time you have strep throat you also have a case of tonsillitis but I guess all this makes your wittle head hurt.lol
You need to know what you're talking about before you sling the insults Little Buddy.
Honestly

Mount Juliet, TN

#54 Dec 14, 2011
Dr. Vedha, in Norton, VA. was the best pediatrician. He retired this year, though. Dr. Manatu, who was here with Vedha before and came back, is the best around, now. Far better than Sapra, too. Don't even get me started on that man & his disorganized self, misdiagnosing and all that. & it doesn't take a year to get in and out from a visit with Dr. Manatu, either. He's dedicated to taking care of the kids, even sticking around to check on them in the hospital. My cousin's little one was in the hospital with suspected Meningitis - it turned out to not be that, thankfully, and he stayed the night until they knew what they'd have to do to treat her, be it keep her there or med flight.
Honestly

Mount Juliet, TN

#55 Dec 14, 2011
& tonsillitis, is just inflammation of the tonsils.. that could be caused because your body is sick, in general, being the tonsils are a sort of filter, like the lymph nodes and catches all the infection in there.
mama of 2

Morgantown, WV

#56 Sep 26, 2012
I've been taking my daughter to Dr. Vacco since birth and I've really liked him. The nursing staff there is wonderful and I love the fact that his office has a separate waiting area for sick children. When I voiced my concerns for the MMR shot and told Dr. Vacco that I wanted to delay it awhile there was no arguing or trying to convince me otherwise he simply said thats fine. When she was just a couple weeks old and crying nonstop I called the office to see if it would be okay if I switched her formula and Dr. Vacco himself called me back. He's never giving my daughter antibiotics because she's never been really sick except for a couple of times and we just let it work through her system while providing her with medication to comfort her through it. I believe that has helped her build her immunity because *knock on wood* she is rarely ever sick. I'm sure if the illness lasted anymore than 5-7 days he would have put her on antibiotics but it has never came to that. When she was close to a year old and appeared to me to have passed out on two separate occasions he sent her to a neurologist in Kingsport just to make sure everything was okay. I'd much prefer to err on the side of caution than to just dismiss it and have something possibly serious be wrong. I'm currently pregnant and plan to have Dr. Vacco also be this childs pediatrician. I agree he's not much for small talk but I think I would rather have it that way. My daughter is three and I haven't had any bad experiences what-so-ever.

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