A member asked:

I need to know if eating dairy when you have a tonsillitis infection will cause tonsil stones - hard bumps in tonsil crypts that cause bad breath?

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Sandra Eleczko answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Tonsil stones: Tonsil stones can cause bad breath. But they are not typically caused by dairy products. The white spots may be from a strep infection. If you have not seen a doctor yet, you should. Rinsing with war salt water will help a sore throat and reduce tonsil stones

Answered 1/3/2020


Dr. Arnold Malerman answered

Specializes in Orthodontics

No: Dairy products will not cause tonsil stones. Please see a specialist ENT to review the status of your tonsils and recommend the appropriate treatment.

Answered 1/4/2020



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