San Jose, CA
A 22-year-old female asked:
Whats the difference between tonsil stones and a throat infection?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Tonsil stones: Tonsil stones are not an infection but remnants of various debris that end up in the tiny pockets of the tonsil. Tonsil stones are not true stones, are tiny whitish objects and require no treatment or removal. Throat infections may be of viral or bacterial origin and can involve the pharynx or the tonsils.
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