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Will penicillin stop tonsil stones?

Will penicillin stop tonsil stones?

NO: Tonsil stones are a mechanical problem which has to do with accumulation of debris in the pits (crypts) of tonsils. Antibiotics may temporarily reduce surrounding irritation or any odor associated with the stones but will not cure the problem. Usually, there is no role for antibiotics in the treatment of stones. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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 to stop tonsil stones from coming back every month?

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

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Swollen, red throat with red stops and tonsil stones. Also, congestion. Continuous tonsil stones for eight months. Should I see my ENT?

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

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What can I do to stop getting so many tonsil stones?

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

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Why do people get tonsil stones and how can i stop it? Im getting a lot

Why do people get tonsil stones and how can i stop it? Im getting a lot

Big tonsils: Probably some people have big tonsils, and there are bacteria and inflammatory responses by one's own white blood cells in the holes (crypts) on the tonsils' surfaces... thus leading to lumps of stuff we know as tonsil stones. An ENT doctor can help, but if medical treatment doesn't make things well enough for a patient's desires, the next option may be removing the tonsils. ...Read more

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I ve been coughing up tonsil stones (that's what they're called on the internet) is there any way i can stop them from developing?

I ve been coughing up tonsil stones (that's what they're called on the internet) is there any way i can stop them from developing?

Tonsilliths : Hello, the white spots in the back of your throat sound like tonsilliths. These are food particles that get stuck in the tonsil tissues. They harden and make your tonsils look like they are infected. Under these tonsil pimples is a cavity or crevice that may be inflamed and infected. Gargle with water after every meal. This helps to clear these white pimples. Also see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are tonsil stones?

Tonsilliths: They are bacterial colonies that form in tonsillar crypts. A common bacteria is actinomyces. It can give you a foreign body sensation in throat and halitosis. ...Read more

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Are tonsil stones serious?

Are tonsil stones serious?

tonsil stones: The tonsils have multiple holes that can can get filled with bacteria, mucus and food debris. Overtime the debris can harden and form the so called tonsil stones. They are not serious but they can cause throat discomfort and bad breath. ...Read more

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