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Constant tonsil stones

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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38 years experience
Simple: You got the trap/filter ( tonsil ) removed.......but the other factors which are responsible for recurrent respiratory infection remained intact.....n... Read More

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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sarandeep Makkar
Specializes in Family Medicine
Tonsillitis: If this is going on for 7 months , you have chronic tonsillitis . Your glands in the neck are trying to fight the infection. Please see ENT , likely y... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
No: singulair won't, and claritin would partially help, you may very well have chronic sinusitis and may need an antibiotic, / more medicines to control y... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Yes: Yes they can. You need to consult with an ENT doctor about your tonsils. Sometimes a course of an antibiotic like Clindamycin can be helpful in changi... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kam
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Tonsilliths: They are bacterial colonies that form in tonsillar crypts. A common bacteria is actinomyces. It can give you a foreign body sensation in throat and h... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Magalie Nelson
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery - Pediatric 22 years experience
tonsil stones: The tonsils have multiple holes that can can get filled with bacteria, mucus and food debris. Overtime the debris can harden and form the so called t... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Eating: Tonsil stones (i.e. Tonsilliths) are collections of food and debris which get trapped in the tonsils. This material gets infected usually becomes fou... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
No! Offensive? Yes!: Tonsil stones are offensive due to odor. They may cause discomfort and possibly and infection could result from them. Mostly it is odor and cosmetic... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Russell Faust
Dr. Russell Faustanswered
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Various ways: I have known patients who were bothered by their "tonsil stones" who used a tooth-pick to clean out the tonsil stones; others reported that they used ... Read More
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