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A 25-year-old male asked:

I've been getting a lot of tonsil stones recently. should i be concerned? i don't want to get my tonsils removed, can a better diet prevent it?

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Dr. Srinivas (bobby) Mukkamala
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 26 years experience
No worries: Aside from the irritation and bad breath there is nothing bad about them. Removal of tonsils would help but is not necessary. Using a water pik type device to wash them out is helpful. Diet won't affect it.

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Last updated Jan 16, 2017

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