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Is it true that gargling with salt water helps with tonsil stones

A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Russell Faust
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Tonsil "stones" are concretions of microscopic food particles, sloughing mucosa cells from the lining of the oral cavity, and bacteria (usually in the ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Culviner
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Probably not: This is a very common problem. Most people can manage the condition by frequent gargling with listerine or hydrogen peroxide, gently brushing over the ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Get to a doctor: You have an infection that is producing pus. This ned's to be treated by a doctor.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
TONSILLITIS: If strep you need antibiotic x 10 days. Sx will go away 1-2 days.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsil stones: Hello, tonsils live in the back of your throat and with every swallow of food, some particles may become trapped within the crypts of your tonsils. Yo ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Ineffective: Mouthwash doesn't eliminate bad breath. Need to find the cause. May be other tonsil problem, gerd, periodontal disease, etc. When you brush teeth, ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsil Stones: Hello, I do recommend gargling with water to help eliminate the debris which builds within the tonsil crypts. Since there is a change with possible bl ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kahn
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Tonsiliths : There are a few simple things you can do. Salt water gargle will help to prevent them. You can use a Water-Pic which can be very helpful to irrigate t ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Tonsil stones: Gargling with warm salt water or other washes may or may not dislodge tonsillar stones. I don't recommend it, but scraping with a cotton swab or your ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
29 years experience Family Medicine
It should.: Gargling with warm salt water or an antiseptic mouthwash multiple times each day should help. If it persists, see your doctor.
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