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Tonsil stones in in one tonsil

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Maybe: Tonsil stone color can be affected by the types of foods you eat or the liquids that you drink.

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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Tonsiliths: The mechanism by which these calculi form is debatable. They appear to result from accumulation of material retained within the tonsillar crypts, alon... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Tonsiloliths: Tonsillitis are not harmful. If you do not have pain or sore throat along with the tonsilolith everything is fine. They sometimes appear more on one... Read More
Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Not dangerous: Tonsil stones can be uncomfortable and can cause bad breath but they are not dangerous. You can removed them with a qtip or water pick. They form in s... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jodi Ritsch
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Not to worry: The place where the stones were is not really a hole but a place where drainage can gather to form a stone. Drinking water and gargling can help prev... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brij Gupta
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Tonsilloliths: these are not uncommon. Most of the time the food particles lodges inthe crypts and then calcifies. If no symptoms nothing to do .but if sym like pain... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Tonsillar "stones": This can be picked out with a probe or just left alone.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
It is perfectly normal for tonsils to be asymmetric. No need to worry if you don’t have any symptoms.
A female asked:
Dr. John Feola
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
R/O CRYPT TRAPPING: YES: Tonsilar crypt trapping can cause chronic tonsillitis you need to have throat cultured and a full panel of blood work. Empiric antibiotics Also... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Culviner
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Tonsil stones : 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 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Tonsillectomy: Only solution is to remove tonsils. Discuss this with an ENT doc.

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