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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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Help docs, is getting rid of tonsil stones worth the removal of the tonsils?

Help docs, is getting rid of tonsil stones worth the removal of the tonsils?

Maybe: Tonsil stones are just particles of food and mucous that have been pushed into the crypts or infolds of the tonsils during the act of swallowing. They are harmless and common. If the problem is associated with chronic pain, halitosis or infection then it may be worth it to you to undergo tonsillectomy. ...Read more

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Cheap ways of getting rid of fleas?

Cheap ways of getting rid of fleas?

Borax: Sprinkle borax on the outer parameter of your home and on all carpets. Vacuum often with a disposable vacuum bag. Dispose of bag after use. Plan lavender or marigolds around your home to repel fleas. You can also place small amounts of lavender essential oils through out the house. The original formula “dawn” dishwashing liquid detergent can be used well on your infested animals (rinse well). ...Read more

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What is the most effective way to get rid of tonsil stones other than getting my tonsils removed?

What is the most effective way to get rid of tonsil stones other than getting my tonsils removed?

Rid of Tonsil Stones: I do not recommend physically dislodging tonsil stones. Warm salt water gargles or hydrogen peroxide gargles can be beneficial in removing tonsil stones. Tonsillectomy remains the most effective way to prevent tonsilloliths and definitively treat patients with chronic bad breath (halitosis), chronic tonsillitis, persistent tonsillar swelling and chronic sore throat as a result of tonsil stones. ...Read more

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Any tips for getting rid of scars?

Any tips for getting rid of scars?

Yes: 1. Avoid getting cut 2. If #1 is not an option, you can see a specialist, such as a plastic surgeon who can evaluate your scars and discuss treatment options that may work best for your problem(s). ...Read more

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Any luck getting rid of melasma easily?

Any luck getting rid of melasma easily?

Unfortuneately not: There is no easy way to get rid of melasma. The goal is control. Combination therapy is typical. Peels, topicals and laser treatments may be used. Daily spf use cannot be overstated. Consult with a cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist that specializes in melasma and other pigment disorders. ...Read more

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What are ways of getting rid of a cough at home?

What are ways of getting rid of a cough at home?

Cough: In general, a symptom of coughing can first be addressed by over the counter measures. Cough specific syrups or tablets are readily available. Decongestant medicines can help if the cough is related to sinus drainage. Giving the cough ample time to clear is advisable but if you develop fevers, shortness of breath, chest pains, or bloody sputum, it may be time to see your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of tonsil stones?

How can I get rid of tonsil stones?

Try a Water Pik.: An oral irrigator or dental water jet device such as a Water Pik can be used to rinse out stones without traumatizing the tonsil tissues. Use the device in its gentlest setting to prevent gagging. In difficult cases, see an ENT doctor. Avoid using objects such as Q-tips or your finger to manually express stones from the tonsil, as this can cause more serious pain and predispose to infection. ...Read more

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Any tips for getting rid of black heads?

Any tips for getting rid of black heads?

Comedone extractor: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider OTC products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). Retinoids/ comedone extractor can be helpful for black heads. If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more

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Tips on getting rid of bad breath?

Tips on getting rid of bad breath?

DDS and MD: See a dentist to rule out all dental causes and if that doesn't resolve the issue or your dentist feels that you may have any number if medical issues, see your physician. ...Read more

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Any tips on getting rid of cellulite?

Any tips on getting rid of cellulite?

Cellulite?: These are some options http://www.drkulick.com/non-surgical-procedures-san-francisco/cellulite-treatment/

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What are good tips on getting rid of acne?

What are good tips on getting rid of acne?

Acne: Don't wash your face with body soap. Also don't use alcohol or comedogenic products on your face. Try to find an acne wash system like neutrogena or something with benzoyl peroxide. Following low sodium diet might help too, since acne-causing bacteria like salt. You can try to prevent spreading bacteria onto your face by not touching your face, washing your phone, etc. ...Read more

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What's usually recommended for getting rid of monster pimples?

What's usually recommended for getting rid of monster pimples?

Cystic acne: Deep "monster pimples" may prompt your physician to offer isotretinoin. You owe it to yourself to try it if the offer is made. Nothing else will work if this is true cystic acne. ...Read more

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What's a quick way of getting rid of pimples safely?

What's a quick way of getting rid of pimples safely?

Prescription Rx: Get with your personal physician now. You'll use topical benzoyl peroxide 5% 2x/day and perhaps additional medication such as a topical or systemic antibiotic. Anything else will disappoint you. This is the 21st century and you have a right to be free of acne. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of tonsil stones?

How can you get rid of tonsil stones?

Two ways: You can try to irrigate tonsils (for example with a water pik device) to clean out the crypts. The other option is to just remove the tonsils surgically. ...Read more

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What is one way of getting rid of pimple scars?

What is one way of getting rid of pimple scars?

Acne scars: One important factor is prevent new scars-get your acne under control. Find a dermatologist to tackle that with you. Most treatment to improve the appearance of acne scars use special technology to remodel the skin. The device I use to treat acne scars is called ematrix--see for info: http://www.Smacboca.Com/e-matrix-sublative-rejuvenation.Html other options include fractional lasers or subscision. ...Read more

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What are natural ways of getting rid of vaginal thrush?

What are natural ways of getting rid of vaginal thrush?

Over the counter: If you have had vaginal thrush before and are confident that is what you have again you can treat it with an over-the-counter topical cream or pessary that dissolves in the vagina. These topical treatments may cause burning or irritation. An oral anti-fungal treatment is also available over the counter. If over-the-counter medicines are not proving effective, your doctor may prescribe medication. ...Read more

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How to get rid of tonsil stones 100% without surgery?

How to get rid of tonsil stones 100% without surgery?

Tonsillar stones: You can try using a medicine dropper to suck up the stones. ...Read more