A 38-year-old member asked:
tonsil stones contagious?
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Family Medicine 18 years experience
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Psychiatry 25 years experience
Not contagious.: Tonsil stone - tonsilloliths - collection of bacterial & cellular debris in tonsillar crypts,
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Pathology 44 years experience
No: They're mostly keratin. There's a lot of misinformation out there about them. They're easy to remove but they do come back. Get a penlight and a mirror and half-unbend a paper clip. You'll get good at it. Don't hurt yourself. A water pick is even better. If it's truly a nuisance, a otolaryngologist can laser-resurface your tonsils.
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Last updated Mar 16, 2021
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