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Can You Get Tonsil Stones In Your Throat
Possible, not likely: You would need a pretty dextrous tongue to feel tonsiliths (tonsil stones). Typically the stones are whitish to yellowish in color with a foul odor. If this is a recurrent problem, tonsillectomy will prevent it from recurring. If you have some other lump or growth in the mouth, get it check out, especially if it is changing, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Control them: This is a very common problem. Most people can manage the condition by frequent gargling with listerine or hydrogen peroxide, gently brushing over the area with a soft brush, or using a water pik to dislodge them. Sometimes the tonsils may become chronically infected, painful, or swollen. Then it may be time to consider removal. If you use good hygiene, you may be able to control them adequately. ...Read more
Yes, If you can...: Find a surgeon who'll do it. Most surgeons i know do not like to remove tonsils on adult males unless there is a clear indication because the risks of bleeding are higher. I would start you on Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) oral rinse for at least a couple of months before entertaining the possibility. ...Read more
I need to know if eating dairy when you have a tonsillitis infection will cause tonsil stones - hard bumps in tonsil crypts that cause bad breath?
If u have tonsil pockets that always collects food,r u more likely to get a tonsil infection and get tonsillectomy?
Yes: If you have pockets in your tonsils that fill with debris, they will often trap bacteria. Practice good oral hygiene and be treated when necessary. If you have recurrent strep tonsillitis , they may need removal. Follow up with your PCP and ENT. All the best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
Herpes simplex: This would be rather unusual. Coxsackie virus will produce a condition known as herpangina which involves the fauces and pharynx and looks very much like the blisters of herpes simplex. Imagine also that you could get herpetic lesions if you performed deep oral penetration of the penis of a man infected with this virus, but not very common. ...Read more
How to tell if you need your tonsils removed? My tonsils are so big you can't see down my throat and I'm sure I'm getting tonsillitis
Tx: Try adding 2 tsp of slippery elm bark to 1 cup of hot water (steep for at least 5 minutes in a covered teapot). Drink this as needed to relieve pain or a few times per day. Slippery elm bark lozenges are another option. Boil freshly sliced, peeled ginger root in water until the tea is tan. Add 3 tbsp of honey. Sip to help relieve sore throat pain and to accelerate healing of laryngitis. ...Read more
Can you get tonsil stones under your tonsils beside the back of the tounge? As well as the tonsils themselves, and how do know if they arnt visible
Rule out tonsillitis: LINGULAR TONSILS under the tongue can become inflamed =tonsillitis and can cause halitosis. You need exam and have a throat culture. If that is negative then blood work needs to be done to evaluate for other issues, especially H. pylori. It is the ulcer causing bacteria that can cause halitosis as well . Make sure to brush and floss teeth 3x/dy. Also use a specially designed tongue scraper ...Read more
Technically....: Yes. However, that seems quite severe- your question implies either you have had tonsil stones that have been somehow removed, or you are concerned about having them form without initially having them. Discuss it thoroughly with your pcp or surgeon, to weigh the benefits vs the risks. ...Read more
Somedays i get pain on one side of throat start in the morning and it disappears after 6hour (once per month) and i have tonsil stones what's the prob?
My throat is too sensitive I offen get tonsil stones n pain too I m non smoker/drinker, My tonsils r small I dont eat spicy. Y I've always throat prob?
Is it normal to have holes on your tonsils?100% sure it is not tonsil stones.Frequent throat pains,no redness on them,Will I have to get them Removed?
So if my tonsils are removed and i'm still having tonsil stones coming from my throat where are they coming from and what can I do to get rid of them?
Tonsil stones: They may be coming from residual tonsil tissue that was not removed, or possibly from the lingual (tongue) component of tonsillar tissue that is not removed in a standard tonsillectomy. I would recommend you see an ENT who can evaluate you for residual tonsillar tissue and perform endoscopy to look at the base of the tongue. ...Read more
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
Every now n then tonsil stones gets stuck to d left side of my throat.I hate the metallic taste n it is hard to get out.How cn I get rid of this 4gud?
See ENT: Tonsil stone is very common condition. Many small tonsil stones do not cause any noticeable symptoms. The larger stones can have a major symptoms like a bad breath, sore throat and earache. No symptoms no special treatment is required. If concerned see ENT for evaluation and treatment if needed. Hope it helps. ...Read more
I have a small lump filled with yellow liquids in my throat. I often get tonsil stones i was wondering if they were related or what it could be?
See your doctor: Pain that severe needs to be worked up by your doctor in person. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination and possibly order some tests to see what's wrong with you. ...Read more
I think i have post nasal drip and i'm not sure what to do .. help?
- i get a lot of tonsil stones and have lots of phlegm in the back of my throat
Time to see ENT: You need to consult an ENT doctor . ...Read more
Tonsils look like chewed gum? They're the same size just asymmetrical and have small red veins all over them and back of throat. I get tonsil stones
Tonsils: Cannot diagnose you without more history and an exam. Go and show these to your PCP. Good luck. ...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 : 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I always get tonsil stones on my throat, sometimes big sometimes small. How to treat this? Dentist or ENT?
Am I starting to get tonsil stones? I coughed up a small green phlegm like thing out of the back of my throat. My throat is sore. My throat is discolo
Do I have tonsil stones? Spotted tiny white spots, I get bad breath, a sore throat and thick mucus in my throat where I constantly have to clear it.
Tiny white spots: Probably not tonsil stones. However, any white lesions in the mouth/throat of longer than 2 weeks duration should be investigated. If white spots on tonsils or back of throat, see your General Physician for exam and to evaluate mucous. If white spots in oral cavity see your Dentist to evaluate and to address your bad breath. You may have to see both. ...Read more
Every morning i wake up with sore throat if i sleep under fast cieling fan and after 2 weeks i get tonsil stones.Is it beacause of pollen allergy ?
Tired, mild body aches and a mild sore throat. Oval, pea-sized red lump in my right tonsil. Slightly bloody and has some white. Slightly painful when touched. I do get tonsil stones regularly. Should I have it checked now or watch it for a few days?
I get hoarse voice and need to clear my voice constantly.This has been bothering me for years(also mucus in the throat, tonsil stones.treatment?
Depends on cause: Chronic vocal cord irritation can be caused from mucus dripping down from above (allergies, sinus issues: treated with nasal steroid, avoidance of allergens), from stomach acid coming up from below (reflux: treated with antacid i.e. ranitidine), or from the vocal cord itself which may have a nodule or polyp (Only an otolaryngologist can investigate and treat this cause with a minor procedure). ...Read more
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