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Why Do Tonsil Stones Smell So Bad
Cryptic tonsils: As some people get older, their tonsils lose their smooth surface and become pitted or cryptic. The purpose of the tonsils is to sample debris (food as well as cellular debris) to help determine if is dangerous or not to the body. It then compacts the debris and gets rid of it. This happens in every person with tonsils. However, if the tonsils are cryptic, the debris is larger and noticeable. ...Read more
How do I remove tonsil stones i keep nearly throwing up when trying too! there disgusting smelly things!
Tonsil stone: There's no effective way of doing so. They represent the lining of your tonsillar crypts that is building up in the crevices of the tonsils. Some have those while others don't. Try salt water gargles, but cannot promise they will be effective. The best way would be to realize they are harmless and employ other ways to freshen your breath. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tonsil smell: Greetings, A tonsil stone is debris and a product of food particles that get smushed from the tongue - tonsil interaction during a swallow. They can cause a bad smell and bad breath. I recommend trying gargling with water after every meal. If that fails, see your ENT doctor. ...Read more
I get this puss balls & liquid daily in my tonsil. Tonsil stones i believe? Is there anything i can do to prevent or make it less occur? Bad tast.
Surgery: See ENT .If antibiotics fail to help you may need to have the tonsils surgically removed. ...Read more
Tonsiliths: The condition you refer to is known as tonsiliths, it is caused when a patient has "cryptic" tonsils. Large crypts in tonsil and not smooth look like craters. The cellular debri in the mouth collect here and if present for a perios of time the the debri drys out causing hard "stones" gargle with listerine or salt water gargle routinely to wash the cellular material out doesn;t cure but helps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Remove them: Get a penlight and a mirror and half-unbend a paper clip. You'll get good at it. This works wherever the little smelly things have gotten lodged. If it's truly a nuisance, a otolaryngologist can laser-resurface your tonsils. ...Read more
Really bad breath because of my tonsils I have a lot of tonsils stones i don't know how to get rid of the smell brushing teeth and mints not helping?
Prevention is key: To prevent bad breath and tonsil stones in the future, you must use dental floss, oxygenating toothpaste and mouthwash and a tongue cleaner to effectively neutralize the anaerobic bacteria from the very back of the tongue. This procedure three times a day will prevent tonsil stones from forming again. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I havetonsil stones constantly and it's so nasty I have cough them everyday,I only see them down the throat ,when I swallow my saliva it taste so bad?
Concretions: or "tonsil stones" are the end resul of multiple tonsil infections (the Pus stays in craters which develop on the tonsils) The pus ultimately dries out and "hardened concretions remain TIME FOR A T & A ( Tonsil and adenoid removal) See an ENT (Ear Nose Throat) Specialist!!!! ...Read more
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I was born without tonsils but occasionally I spit out these things that I can describe as tonsil stones, they also smell bad. Please help.
You may be right: Tonsil stones exist and range from smelly, cheesy to actual stones. You may have small tonsils, but almost everyone has some tonsillar tissue. These so called concretions are not really worrisome, but can be annoying. The pic is from: http://www.therabreath.com/tonsil-stones-treatment.html One theory for treatment is a clean oral cavity with brushing often and maybe mild whiteners with peroxide. ...Read more
Is it possible to have horrible taste in mouth, but not bad breath? I constantly have bad taste , brush teeth ,tounge,floss constantly.
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