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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
How can I prevent getting tonsil stones? My left tonsil is much larger than my right which starts to form stones. (Right side doesn't get stones)
Tonsillectomy: Remove tonsil. See ENT doc for assessment. ...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
How do I prevent myself from/stop getting tonsil stones? I have small ones almost every day and I push them out with a qtip.
Tonsillectomy: Only solution is to remove tonsils. Discuss this with an ENT doc. ...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
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
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