A 25-year-old female asked:
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hiya. tonsil stones. tried manual pus removal and salt water/mouthwash gargles but my tonsil is still very swollen and producing pus. what can i do?

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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.
Answered on Nov 1, 2015
Dr. Dale Tylor
18 years experience Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Pressure wash: Try a water pik ("water flosser") to pressure wash out the tonsils. It generally helps. If not, you may need to see your doctor.
Answered on Aug 13, 2018
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Dr. Jeffrey Levine
30 years experience Family Medicine
Oral irrigators (eg, Waterpik) have worked best for my patients with tonsil stones (tonsiloliths)
Aug 7, 2014

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