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How to get rid of tonsil stones 100% without surgery?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Tonsillar stones: You can try using a medicine dropper to suck up the stones.

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How to get rid of tonsil stones with surgery?

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Dr. John Leander Po
Infectious Disease 18 years experience
Tonsilloliths: These are pockets of material composed mostly of calcium and other minerals/compounds such as phosphorus and magnesium, ammonia and carbonate, that form in tonsil crevices. They are of no consequence and are not considered infections. However, they can be quite malodorous, causing halitosis (bad breath) that can be considered quite offensive- hence surgery as an option to remove these things.
A 42-year-old member asked:

How do I get rid of tonsil stones without gagging?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Tonsil stones: Have somebody other than yourself try to pick these out of the tonsillar crypts or folds. Many tonsil stones, especially ones that have no symptoms, do not need treatment. Some people choose to dislodge tonsil stones at home with the use of picks or swabs, but if gagging is a problem an ENT doctor may be of help.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Is there a natural way to get rid of tonsil stones?

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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 60 years experience
Not completely: Tonsil stones are a misnomer for either food particles or bacterial colonies in the crypts (indentations) in the palatine (throat tonsils). Using a q-tip can help but often results in bleeding and more pain. If the tonsilloliths cause a bad odor that affects your quality of life, tonsillectomy will cure you.
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Looking for answer to how do I get rid of tonsil stones?

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Dr. Robert Didier
General Practice 50 years experience
A health professiona: Tonsil stones are calcified debris that lodges in the nooks and crannies of some tonsils. They can be usually removed by teasing them out with an appropriate instrument. Tey tend to run in families. One way to try to prevent them would be to gargle with warm salt water after each meal. Rarely these stones can become very large and recurrent. Then the only solution would be to remove the tonsils.
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A 33-year-old male asked:

What are the medical options to get rid of tonsil stones?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Tonsil stones: Tonsil stones can be removed manually or you can gargle with salt water. Medical procedures include Laser tonsil cryptolysis (laser removal of crypts in tonsils), Coblation cryptolysis- (reduces tonsil crypts using radio waves) & Tonsillectomy (removal of tonsils).

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