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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
18 years experience Family Medicine
No easy way...: The only way to get rid of the stones for sure is to get rid of the tonsils. This is rarely necessary though. These stones often come from post-nasa ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Rohde
34 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Reduce inflammation: Tonsillar stones are result of chronic inflammation from various causes. Viral infections, common are undiagnosed food allergens that rev up immune sy ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Lane
43 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes, remove tonsils: sorry you're having so much trouble with tonsil stones but tonsillectomy is the best way to eradicate the problem.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not sure: There isn't a defined number of abnormal stones. What is important are the symptoms. If they cause pain, bad breath, or are associated with infectio ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsil Stones: Recurrent tonsil stones or tonsiloliths are a reason for removal of tonsils. Consult with your ear nose and throat specialist to answer questions you ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Options: Several options for treating tonsil stones exist and surgery is certainly one of them. Best to discuss with a Surgeon who would perform the procedure ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Tonsil stone: A tonsil stone is usually a white or yellowish mass that is hard and has embedded in the tonsil. If small, it could look like a fleck. It could cause ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsil stones: Tonsils have superficial cavities which fill up with epithelial debris, secretions and possibly small bits of food
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
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
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
None really: It is not a medical problem, more of a physical one. Medications, herbs, mouthwashes generally don't help. If the tonsils have the deep crypts whic ... Read More
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