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How To Stop Tonsil Stones From Coming Back Every Month
Biofilm: So, these stones are a part of a chronic tonsillitis. The 'perfect' way to get rid of them is to have the tonsils out. But, most people don't want to do that so, why not try to brush the tonsils or use a waterpik (or other type of jet) to blast them? Then, you can try mouthwash with Chlorhexidine in it to kill the bacteria. Good luck! ...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
What would one or two white spots on your tonsils mean? Would it be tonsilitis, thrush, or tonsil stones? They clear up and come back.
Tonsils: Tonsils may develop small white patches that are simply dried surface secretions and have no medical concern. If there is no abnormal asymmetry of tonsils, no redness or pain then infections, such as strep or mono are unlikely. Thrush tends to cause scattered white thin exudate on the palate and cheeks or throat, and less so on the tonsils. ...Read more
Should i see a doctor? Do I have tonsil stones? Okay so about a year ago my tongue developed white bubbles in the back. I figured it'd go away so i ignored it. Then, my tongue started to get white stuff on it, which i would scrap off but it'd come back so
Depends: Tonsil stones are little white stones visible in the tonsils (located on the lateral areas of your throat). People with tonsil stones feel like there is "something annoying" stuck in their throat and are constantly trying to clear it. A film on your tongue is not unusual. Most people need to brush or scrape their tongue regularly to clean this film away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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)
Three months back i had surgery to remove my tonsil stones to cure bad breath issue which i'm suffering from past 8 yrs, bad breath is still there.
Swollen, red throat with red stops and tonsil stones. Also, congestion. Continuous tonsil stones for eight months. Should I see my ENT?
Tonsil stones: Greetings, the tonsil stone is a product of food particles that get smushed from the tongue - tonsil interaction during a swallow. I recommend trying gargling with water, massage with a wet q-tip if you are able to not gag and try to disengage the tonsil stone. If that fails, see your ENT doctor. I have taken out many in the office but some still need tonsil removal. Good Luck ...Read more
Gargles or surgery: Tonsil stones aka tonsillolithiasis are concretions of dead skin, bacteria, possibly food particles. Antibiotics help temporarily. Gargling with various rinses or water picking may help. Occasionally an otolaryngogist may cauterize the tonsils in office. The problem is resolved with tonsillectomy. ...Read more
Yes.: If these stones are a recurring problem, you certainly can have the tonsils removed. ...Read more
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