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A 32-year-old female asked:

I've had a sore tonsil that goes away with salt water it looks different then the other tonsil and i keep getting tonsil stones? any idea why?

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Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Tonsil stones: Hello, tonsils live in the back of your throat and with every swallow of food, some particles may become trapped within the crypts of your tonsils. You are already gargling with water after meals which is helping. The only cure is a tonsillectomy. If one side is significantly larger than the other, that is another reason for ENT evaluation. Good luck.

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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