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What herbs cure tonsil stones?

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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
None really: It is not a medical problem, more of a physical one. Medications, herbs, mouthwashes generally don't help. If the tonsils have the deep crypts which trap food debris, tonsil stones will form. They can be removed cleaned out, but usually recur. If tonsil stones are a severe and chronic problem, tonsillectomy will cure the issues. See your local ent. Best wishes.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
You may be able to remove them using a penlight, a mirror, and a half-unbent paper clip. They'll re-form. An ENT doctor may be able to resurface your tonsils using a laser.
Jul 7, 2015
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
A water pick works even better if you have one.
Jul 7, 2015
Dr. Fred Harvey
Geriatrics 38 years experience
None that I know: I see these in heavy meat and dairy users. I am suspicious of dairy sensitivity.
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Last updated Jul 21, 2018

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