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How to get rid of tonsils stones if strong gag reflex? best way to prevent tonsils stones?

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Dr. Ew Schnyder
Specializes in Family Medicine
Normal finding: Tonsils stones, or tonsilliths, are common findings and are not associated with a disease process. If removed, they tend to recur and are the result of deposits of food debris. There are no specific treatments, but gargling with mouthwash or warm salt water may help dislodge them and prevent recurrence. Hope that helps.
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
They are normal: And really don't need to vibe removed do they bother you because you know they are there ? Your tonsils have craters called crypts and the collects debris if you really want it out see anEnT. There is no Prevention. Due to your anatomy

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