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How can I get rid of my constant tonsil stones?

How can I get rid of my constant tonsil stones?

Two ways: One way it so squeeze out the tonsils on a periodic basis. The other is a tonsillectomy. ...Read more

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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Tonsil Stones (Definition)

Tonsil stones are white or yellow globs of foul-smelling mucus and bacteria that collect in the tonsils near the back of the throat. Tonsil stones are not dangerous, but ...Read more


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Frequent sinus infections and nearly constant tonsil stones. Does that mean anything?

Frequent sinus infections and nearly constant tonsil stones. Does that mean anything?

Not related: Frequent sinus infections and constant tonsil stones are not related. One does not lead to the other. See an ENT for examination and discussion of treatment options. ...Read more

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Could constant tonsil stones cause a general sick feeling (achy, headache, flu like symptoms) and chronic cough?

Could constant tonsil stones cause a general sick feeling (achy, headache, flu like symptoms) and chronic cough?

Depends size: I could imagine. It really depends the size. I wonder how crowded your pharynx is. There also may be postnasal drip causing cough. Have it checked by your doc. ...Read more

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I'm 16 and constantly getting large tonsil stones. Every time I remove them my crypts seem to get larger. What should I do beside removing tonsils?

Not much: If you have a bad taste in the mouth and a bad odor to your breath, tonsillectomy will cure the problem. I do not think you can do anything to make the crypts of the tonsils smaller. This problem is certainly an indication for tonsillectomy. Consult an ENT surgeon for an opinion. ...Read more

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Had tonsils removed this year in may, b/c constantly getting sick..had tonsil stones and pharyngitis.. still I am getting sick. what is the problem?

Had tonsils removed this year in may, b/c constantly getting sick..had tonsil stones and pharyngitis.. still I am getting sick. what is the problem?

Simple: You got the trap/filter ( tonsil ) removed.......but the other factors which are responsible for recurrent respiratory infection remained intact.....need to modify them. ...Read more

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Severely swollen tonsils and lymph nodes In neck, tonsil stones, constant cough, pain, red bumps in back of throat; been going on for 6-7 months?

Severely swollen tonsils and lymph nodes In neck, tonsil stones, constant cough, pain, red bumps in back of throat; been going on for 6-7 months?

Tonsillitis: If this is going on for 7 months , you have chronic tonsillitis . Your glands in the neck are trying to fight the infection. Please see ENT , likely you may benefit from tonsillectomy.You may also have a Post nasal discharge and allergies which may be adding to the throat irritation and cough . Please get it evaluated. ...Read more

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When tonsil stones come up constantly, is that a good reason for having a tonsillectomy?

When tonsil stones come up constantly, is that a good reason for having a tonsillectomy?

Tonsil Stones: Recurrent tonsil stones or tonsiloliths are a reason for removal of tonsils. Consult with your ear nose and throat specialist to answer questions you may have about the procedure. ...Read more

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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)

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)

Yes: Yes they can. You need to consult with an ENT doctor about your tonsils. Sometimes a course of an antibiotic like Clindamycin can be helpful in changing the bacteria of your tonsils and decreasing the odor and taste. Sometimes we have to remove the tonsils. ...Read more

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What are tonsil stones?

Tonsilliths: They are bacterial colonies that form in tonsillar crypts. A common bacteria is actinomyces. It can give you a foreign body sensation in throat and halitosis. ...Read more

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Are tonsil stones serious?

Are tonsil stones serious?

tonsil stones: The tonsils have multiple holes that can can get filled with bacteria, mucus and food debris. Overtime the debris can harden and form the so called tonsil stones. They are not serious but they can cause throat discomfort and bad breath. ...Read more

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