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A 19-year-old male asked:

Help i have what apears to be tonsils stones but im not a big fan of surgery the qtip trick hurts what should i do, i also gargle salt water daily now?

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Dr. Mitchell Kahn
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Tonsiliths : There are a few simple things you can do. Salt water gargle will help to prevent them. You can use a Water-Pic which can be very helpful to irrigate them out. You can use a plastic ear curette (designed for removing wax from ear ) which is less uncomfortable than cotton swab. I would try to avoid surgery unless they frequently get infected.

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Last updated Feb 29, 2016

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