Diseases & conditions A-Z List
Diseases & Conditions A-Z List - «T»:
Toilet bowl cleaners and deodorizers poisoning
Toilet bowl cleaners and deodorizers are substances used to clean and remove odors from toilets. Poisoning may occur when someone swallows toilet bowl cleaner or deodorizer.
This is for information only and not for use in the treatment or management of an actual poison exposure. If you have an expos...
People with a wide variety of physical and mental impairments may require some modification of the physical environment to improve safe access to the toilet. Bathrooms should be modified to compensate for the person's altered mobility.
Handrails should be placed near the toilet to assist the person ...
Tolmetin is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to help relieve pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness due to certain types of arthritis.
Tolmetin overdose occurs when someone accidentally or intentionally takes more than the normal or recommended amount of this medication.
A tongue biopsy is surgery to remove a piece of the tongue for examination under a microscope.
How the Test is Performed
A tongue biopsy can be done using a needle. After numbing the area, the health care provider gently sticks the needle into the tongue and removes a tiny piece of tissue.
Tongue problems include pain, swelling, or a change in how the tongue looks.
The tongue is mainly composed of muscles. It is covered with a mucous membrane. Small bumps (papillae) cover the upper surface of the tongue. Between the papillae are the taste buds, which allow you to taste...
Tongue tie is the improper positioning of tongue tissue in the mouth, which restricts the tongue's free movement.
Tongue tie occurs when the tissue on the underside of the front of the tongue is positioned too far forward on the tongue, making it difficult to move the tongue. This tissue is ...
Tonometry is a test to measure the pressure inside your eyes. The test is used to screen for glaucoma.
How the Test is Performed
There are several methods of testing for glaucoma.
The most accurate method measures the force needed to flatten a certain area of the cornea.
The surface of the eye is ...
Tonsil and adenoid removal - discharge
Your child had surgery to remove the adenoid glands from their throat. These glands are located between the airway you breathe into through your nose and the back of your throat. Often, adenoid removal is done at the same time as a tonsillectomy, surgery to remove the tonsils.
What to Expect at Hom...
Tonsil removal - what to ask your doctor
Your child may have throat infections and need tonsillectomy, surgery to take out the tonsils. These glands are located at the back of the throat. Tonsillectomy may be done at the same time as adenoid removal, surgery to remove the adenoids. These glands are located above the tonsils, in the back of...
Tonsillectomies and children
Today, many parents wonder if it is wise for children to have the tonsils taken out. Tonsillectomy may be recommended if your child has any of the following:
Obstructed breathing during sleep
Throat infections or throat abscesses that keep returning
In most cases, inflammatio...
Tonsillectomy is surgery to remove the tonsils. These glands are at the back of your throat. Often, tonsillectomy is done at the same time as adenoidectomy, surgery to remove the adenoid glands.
Your child will be given general anesthesia before surgery. They will be asleep and pain fr...
Tonsillitis is inflammation (swelling) of the tonsils.
The tonsils are lymph nodes in the back of the mouth and top of the throat. They normally help to filter out bacteria and other microorganisms to prevent infection in the body.
They may become so ...
Tooth - abnormal colors
Abnormal tooth color is any color other than the white to yellowish-white of normal teeth.
Many different things can cause tooth discoloration. The change in color may affect the entire tooth, or just appear as spots or lines in the tooth enamel.
Your genes influence your tooth color...
Tooth - abnormal shape
An abnormally shaped tooth is any tooth that has an irregular shape.
The appearance of normal teeth varies, especially the molars. Abnormally shaped teeth can result from many different conditions. Specific diseases can have a profound effect on tooth shape, tooth color, time of appe...
A tooth abscess is a collection of infected material (pus) resulting from a bacterial infection in the center of a tooth.
A tooth abscess is a complication of tooth decay. It may also result from trauma to the tooth, such as when a tooth is broken or chipped. Openings in the tooth enamel all...