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So how do you get rid of tonsil stones?

So how do you get rid of tonsil stones?

Water pick: In a hurry? If you've got a water pick, a mirror, a penlight, and good coordination, you can probably manage them. A half-unbent paper clip may be more likely to hurt you but can work well. The "stones" are actually masses of keratin. Nobody understands why some folks get them. A ENT doctor can resurface your tonsils with a laser, or remove them -- the latter's probably not worth it. ...Read more

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Dr. Katharine Cox
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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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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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How do u get rid of tonsil stones?

ENT doc: An ENT specialist can help you get rid of this problem. If you have no symptoms, no need to treat. If you have symptoms, you may need your tonsils removed. Sometimes the stones themselves can be removed. ...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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Not sure how to get rid of tonsil stones?

Not sure how to get rid of tonsil stones?

Remove them: They eventually dislodge. If you're in a hurry, get a penlight and a mirror and half-unbend a paper clip. You'll get good at it. If it's truly a nuisance, a otolaryngologist can laser-resurface your tonsils. ...Read more

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What can I do to permanently get rid of tonsil "stones"?

What can I do to permanently get rid of tonsil "stones"?

Tonsillectomy: Tonsil stones are a very common condition caused bacterial colonization (thought to be biofilms) and debris in the crypts of your tonsils. Tonsillectomy (laser cryptolysis, subcapsular tonsillectomy, traditional tonsillectomy) is the only permanent effective treatment. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of tonsil stones without gagging?

How do I get rid of tonsil stones without gagging?

Tonsil stones: Have somebody other than yourself try to pick these out of the tonsillar crypts or folds. Many tonsil stones, especially ones that have no symptoms, do not need treatment. Some people choose to dislodge tonsil stones at home with the use of picks or swabs, but if gagging is a problem an ENT doctor may be of help. ...Read more

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How do you effectively get rid of tonsilloliths?

How do you effectively get rid of tonsilloliths?

Orajel mouthwash: Orajel or any other peroxide containing mouthwash can help. The peroxide bubbles and cleans the tonsillar crypts preventing tonsillitis formation. If this doesn't help see an ent. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of kidney stone?

How do I get rid of kidney stone?

Only one way out: There is only one natural way out. You have to pass it or have a procedure to help. Lots of fluids will help increase your urine flow rate and possibly increase the chance of passing the stone. The bigger the stone the less likely that you will be able to pass it on your own. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do you get tonsil stones out?

How do you get tonsil stones out?

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 it 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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What causes tonsil stones and how do I get rid of them?

Irrigate or surgery: Tonsil stones are actually lining of the crypts in the tonsil that build up. Larger crypts tend to predispose to this problem. Irrigation with a water pick, at a low pressure, may keep these areas free of the buildup, or tonsillectomy wi permanently resolve the problem if severe. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of tophi?

How do you get rid of tophi?

See below: Reduce the level of uric acid in your blood to a very low level, preferably lower than 4mg/dl. You should avoid foods high in purines and probably should be on urate lowering medications like allopurinol. ...Read more

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Looking for answer to how do I get rid of tonsil stones?

A health professiona: Tonsil stones are calcified debris that lodges in the nooks and crannies of some tonsils. They can be usually removed by teasing them out with an appropriate instrument. Tey tend to run in families. One way to try to prevent them would be to gargle with warm salt water after each meal. Rarely these stones can become very large and recurrent. Then the only solution would be to remove the tonsils. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of kidney stones?

How can you get rid of kidney stones?

Depends: Depends on the position, size and composition of the stones. Many non-obstructing stones in the kidney can be treated non-invasively with shock wave lithotripsy (eswl). ...Read more

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Tell me how to get rid of tonsils stones?

Gargles, waterpik: Tonsil stones are irritating and cause local inflammation and pain to the affected tonsils. Typically a conservative treatment of salt water gargles, waterpik to the affected area can dramatically improve the situation. For those who tonsil stones are unrelenting, removal of the tonsils is a curative but last resort. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of tartar?

How do you get rid of tartar?

Removed by your DDS: Tarter may not be removable by you. The formation of tarter begins when the bacteria settles on your teeth. This process organizes into plaque over a 24hr period. You can remove the plaque with a toothbrush. When not removed it mineralizes into a harder material called calculus "tarter". Your dds needs special instruments "scalers" to remove the calculus. Brushing and flossing prevents calculus. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of gallstones?

How can you get rid of gallstones?

Surgery: For most gallstones, surgery is the only solution. Since the early 1990's, gallbladder removal has become the standard of care for symptomatic gallstones. It is a very common and low risk outpatient procedure for which most people resume all activity within 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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How to get rid of tonsil stones with surgery?

How to get rid of tonsil stones with surgery?

Tonsilloliths: These are pockets of material composed mostly of calcium and other minerals/compounds such as phosphorus and magnesium, ammonia and carbonate, that form in tonsil crevices. They are of no consequence and are not considered infections. However, they can be quite malodorous, causing halitosis (bad breath) that can be considered quite offensive- hence surgery as an option to remove these things. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of ur gallbladder stones?

How can you get rid of ur gallbladder stones?

Yes. : A laparoscopic cholecystectomy (removal of the gallbladder) will rid you of those pesky stones. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of fibroids?

How do you get rid of fibroids?

Depends: Fibroids that don't cause symptoms need no treatment. If symptomatic (exs. Heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, increased urinary frequency) diet/exercise (lose body fat) easiest. Medicine next (exs. Anti-inflammatory tranexamic acid, birth control pill). If symptoms persist uterine fibroid embolization (consult interventional radiologist) or surgery (exs.Myomectomy, hysterectomy). ...Read more

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