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why do I keep getting tonsil stones

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moji Ariyo
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Tonsil stones: There is a lot of info about tonsil stones and tonsillectomy at this link below: http://www.Healthguidehq.Com/know-before-removing-tonsil-stones.Html ... Read More
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Dr. Susana Sixto-rodriguez
24 years experience Family Medicine
Cryptic Tonsils: What you are describing are called cryptic tonsils and there is nothing you need to do for it other than gargle after meals to keep them clean unless ... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Cryptic Tonsils: you get stones or particles in the tonsils because you have what are called cryptic tonsils.They have folds and holes in them that food particles get ... 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Costello
21 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Cryptic tonsils: As some people get older, their tonsils lose their smooth surface and become pitted or cryptic. The purpose of the tonsils is to sample debris (food ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nader Kalantar
14 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Try a Water Pik.: An oral irrigator or dental water jet device such as a Water Pik can be used to rinse out stones without traumatizing the tonsil tissues. Use it in it ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Rosenthal
17 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Crypts: You probably have large tonsil crypts (or pockets) where debris accumulates. Consider using salt water gargles or an alcohol free mouth wash. There ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
17 years experience Psychiatry
Tonsilloliths or : tonsil stones can form in the nooks of the tonsils, esp. when these r exaggerated w/ tonsillitis. These nooks can then become attractive homes to bac ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Big tonsils: Probably some people have big tonsils, and there are bacteria and inflammatory responses by one's own white blood cells in the holes (crypts) on the t ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
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
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus Appel
18 years experience Family Medicine
Very common: food and bacteria get trapped in the folds of your tonsils. sometimes you can dislodge them by pressing against the side with your finger or brushing ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Richards
23 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not typically: Tonsil stones form when mucus and food debris get stuck in crypts of tonsils, typically shouldn't occur if tonsils completely removed.
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