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tonsil stone stuck in my tonsil

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Remove them: Get a penlight and a mirror and half-unbend a paper clip. You'll get good at it. This works wherever the little smelly things have gotten lodged. ... Read More

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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsil stones: Greetings, the tonsil stone is a product of food particles that get smushed from the tongue - tonsil interaction during a swallow. I recommend trying ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
22 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Swollen tonsil: One tonsil larger than the other is reason for an exam. It could be a sign of a peritonsillar abscess, inflammatory or neoplastic process. It needs to ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kam
Dr. David Kam answered
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Magalie Nelson
21 years experience Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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
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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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
51 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Generally not: Generally not , but best to see your otolaryngologist if recurrent and symptomatic.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
19 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
43 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 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Russell Faust
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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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