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Do I Need To Get My Tonsils Removed To Prevent Tonsil Stones From Forming
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
I've been getting a lot of tonsil stones recently. Should i be concerned? I don't want to get my tonsils removed, can a better diet prevent it?
Cryptic Tonsils: you get stones or particles in the tonsils because you have what are called cryptic tonsils. They have folds and holes in them that food particles get stuck in. You can gargle deeply or use a water pick to help get the particles out, but ultimately the treatment is to remove the tonsils. This is done if they are constantly or recurrently inflamed or infected, if one has severe bad breath ...Read more
Tonsil stones.: Tonsils are filled with nooks and crannies where bacteria and dead cells and mucous become trapped. The debris becomes concentrated in white formations that occur in the pockets and tonsil stones, or tonsilloliths, are formed when this trapped debris calcifies. This tends to happen most often in people who have chronic inflammations like sinusitis. Cannot prevent them except tonsillectomy. ...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
Im 24. Never had tonsil stones before. Now getting them at least once a month. No diet or lifestyle changes. Why am i getting them now? Prevention?
Help on the way: Tonsil stones can be a nuisance but they can be prevented. Be sure you are on a clean, plant-based diet and minimize dairy. Take probiotics designed for oral microbiome. Gargle after meals with warm, salt water plus lemon juice. Keep yourself well hydrated to keep the back of your throat flushed. Maintain great oral hygiene: brush after meals. This should be effective with consistency. Good luck. ...Read more
I have been having tonsil stones for about a year and can't seem to find a way to prevent them or make them go away. Any ideas?
Tonsiliths : Use a water pik. Get at the drugstore or costco if that does not work, tonsillectomy. ...Read more
If you eat dairy while you have tonsillitis does this put you at risk for developing tonsil stones? Does gargling salt water prevent this?
Probably not: 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. You should see an otolaryngologist and discuss. ...Read more
I have tonsil stones. i managed to remove it using my finger but after 3 days i have it again. can you tell me the best cure and prevention. thank you?
See below: Tonsil stones(tonsilloliths) form in patients with a history of recurrent tonsillitis or who have ongoing inflammation of the tonsils.Small stones are asymptomatic.Larger ones can cause pain,halitosis,bad taste,difficulty swallowing and earache. Small stones can be removed with a toothpick,oral irrigation or vigorous gargling.Tonsillectomy is only cure>http://bit.ly/1Daq0LN..http://bit.ly/1hKZ4wy ...Read more
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