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Can Tonsil Stones Cause Strep Throat
Have it evaluated: You don't separate these on the basis of a single symptom or symptoms. You get sick enough to go in and have it evaluated. If you are not feeling sick, don't bother. If you are, it is worth the visit. ...Read more
Strep throat and wanted 2 know how long it'll take to swallow comfortably again & are dairy products ok 2 eat? How to remove tonsil stones as well?
Strep throat: 19 year old lady with strep throat. Please see your physician ASAP for a rapid strep and antibiotics. 90% of sore throat is caused by a virus but if you have a lot of pain with swallowing you should be evaluated. If strep throat is not treated with the appropriate antibiotics, it can lead to serious sequelae like Scarlet Fever and Rheumatic Fever. Please see your MD &ENT specialist. Thank you. ...Read more
I had been treated for strep throat 4wks ago but still have pain and headaches and have coughed up bloody mucus and noticed tonsil stones. HELP?
I've read that many Doctors won't perform tonsillectomies anymore. I have tonsil stones, and often get strep throat. Can I ask for a tonsillectomy?
Doctor's evaluation: Tonsillectomies are still performed but much less indicated than before, especially after childhood period, having malignancy in a tonsil for example, or more than 6 or seven documented tonsillitis per year are good indications for surgery among other rare indications, having tonsillar stones alone might not be an absolute indication, check with your doctor/ENT surgeon, ...Read more
Hi. I got my tonsils removed over a year ago due to chronic strep throat and frequent tonsil stones. Since my tonsillectomy, I often develop a sore throat, white patches, and pain in the areas where my tonsils used to be. Could there possibly be residual
Tonsillectomy: Taking the tonsils out doesn't mean you won't develop sore throat any more, on the contrary, an important organ which helps contain infection now is removed, main reason is that tonsils become useless and themselves are harmful if left where they are, there are other tonsils at a lower level called lingual tonsils, smaller in size, can get infected too, but to a lesser degree, see ur doctor ...Read more
I have a white line on the flat part of my tonsil. Earlier this year I had a severe case of strep, since then I have had unusually frequent and painful cases of sore throat. I discovered recently that the causes may have been from large tonsil stones, whi
Tonsils: Your question was cut off. Tonsils can get "tonsilar Crypts" in them, which is like 'craters in the moon." These are places where food can get stuck, cause "stones" and bad breath, etc. If you are getting chronic discomfort and white areas, it is best to see an ENT (Ear nose and throat) specialist to evaluate you and treat you best. Best wishes. ...Read more
In a year I got strep throat. Year after I got a tonsil stone went away on its own. And this time I got more stones. Why is this happening?
Cryptic tonsils are usually enlarged
the spaces fill up with food debris
and form stones. You can remove them
by shooting the jet of a water pik at them. ...Read more
Can tonsil crypts (holes) from having tonsil stones cause you to bleed to death? Seeing how it is a hole in your throat. Mine hurt now and then.
Stuck: Because something is stuck deep in the throat. See ENT doc to consider tonsillectormy. ...Read more
Can tonsil stones cause a feeling of obstruction in the throat and can it make it hard to eat solid foods?
No: The presence of bacterial colonies or food particles in the crypts of the tonsillar surface erroneously called tonsil stones should not by themselves cause obstruction in the throat. However, if the tonsils are very large, then with or without these above stated problems on the surface of the tonsils, you would be obstructed and have difficulty swallowing. ...Read more
Can tonsil stones cause a dirt-type taste in the back of your throat more so when swallowing for 1+ years constantly? (just about every day)
Cause? Severe throat pain on the left side only when I 'grind' my throat/swallow. I've had tonsil stones for years, seems unrelated. &just got over cold
Could tonsil stones cause sore burning throat, could they cause other symptoms, systemic or flu ish symptoms. How to remove them safely and permanentl?
Tonsil stones: Best removal: the Hydro Pulse ™ Nasal/Sinus irrigator - www. Hydromedonline. Com comes with a special threat attachment designed for tonsil stones. The pulsing irrigation easily cleans out the crypts of the unwanted material. Also used to prevent/treat any sore throat. Since the stones may be the result of drainage from the nose/sinuses, the same unit clears that too. ...Read more
Will an ENT take my tonsils out? My tonsils have always been about the size of ping-pong balls when I'm not sick, and even larger when I do get sick. They cause me major problems with strept throat and I get awful tonsil stones fairly often, causing horri
Based on the history you give, you certainly would be a candidate for tonsillectomy by an ENT surgeon. You should consult a board certified ENT to determine whether tonsillectomy is truly indicated or not based on your current problems and physical exam.
I hope this information helps you in your treatment of chronic tonsil problems. ...Read more
Should I refrain from giving my girlfriend oral sex while having tonsil stones? Can that cause her to get anything? No swelling, sore throat, fever, etc. Just have a couple tonsil stones.
Can tonsil stones cause a swollen lymph node? I have a swollen node in my neck on the side that has tonsil stones. It stays full of stones!
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