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What are the symptoms of tonsil stone?

What are the symptoms of tonsil stone?

Bad breath, chunks: Most commonly coughing up or spitting up whitish yellowish chunky stuff that smells bad. Sometimes a sore throat. ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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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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Effect of stopping 1 gram of penicillin V after a day upon realising you don't need it as have no symptoms except tonsil stone?

Effect of stopping 1 gram of penicillin V after a day upon realising you don't need it as have no symptoms except tonsil stone?

Shouldn't stop: This medication is used for strep throat and likely why it was given to you. As you point out a tonsil stone requires no treatment. However if you had a strep test that was positive, antibiotics are needed to lessen the chance of you getting rheumatic fever and subsequent rheumatic heart disease. Incidentally antibiotics may lessen birth control pill effectiveness, so plan accordingly. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with tonsil stones?

What are the symptoms associated with tonsil stones?

Chronic tonsillitis: Usually bad breath is the first sign other than actually having the stones come out of the tonsils such that you see them. They also have an unpleasant odor. ...Read more

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What are the obvious symptoms of having tonsil stones?

What are the obvious symptoms of having tonsil stones?

Bad breath and crud : The major symptoms of tonsil stones are bad breath and crud that comes out of your tonsils. These stones can be very uncomfortable to patients. The only sure cure is to take your tonsils out. ...Read more

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Why are my tonsil stone symptoms still present after the tonsil stones are gone?

Irritation: The tonsils are likely still irritated after the stone(s) come(s) out and there may be some symptoms like discomfort, swelling, and pain. It should go away in a few days. If the problem seems to persist, you may need to see an otolaryngologist for treatment. ...Read more

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Hi, I have been suffering from something feeling like it is stuck in my throat. I had my tonsils and adenoids removed a while ago, so I don't think that it is a tonsil stone, although from what I've read, the symptoms of a tonsil stone generally fit the f

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I have been suffering from something feeling like it is stuck in my throat. I had my tonsils and adenoids removed a while ago, so I don't think that it is a tonsil stone, although from what I've read, the symptoms of a tonsil stone generally fit the f

LPR : Laryngopharygeal reflux is when a small amount of acid comes up into the throat and irritates it. It is a common cause of dry tickle cough, chronic sore throat, lump in the the throat , post nasal drip, phlegm in the throat, and throat clearing. It is also a contributing factor to ear eustachian tube and sinus problems. It responds well to proton pump inhibitor Rx. Discuss with your ENT. ...Read more

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Symptoms: Sore throat (and tonsil stones), swollen tonsils, ear pain, sneezing, and runny nose. Also trouble sleeping and general weakness. Ideas?

Symptoms: Sore throat (and tonsil stones), swollen tonsils, ear pain, sneezing, and runny nose. Also trouble sleeping and general weakness. Ideas?

I wonder: are you using antihistamines for allergy symptoms? A side effect can be mouth dryness, which could worsen tonsil stones. These are mineralized deposits in the tonsillar crevices exacerbated by chronic nasal/throat inflammation. Warm salt water gargle may help. It may be more helpful to determine what is causing the inflammation to begin with and a virtual consult or with Allergist can help. ...Read more

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Are tonsil stones a symptom of hiv?

Are tonsil stones a symptom of hiv?

No: They are simply debris that gets trapped in tonsil crypts. ...Read more

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Right tonsil larger than left for years. Tonsil stones. No other Symptoms. Non smoker, Occasional Drinker. Im 26. Could this be tonsil cancer?

Right tonsil larger than left for years. Tonsil stones. No other Symptoms. Non smoker, Occasional Drinker. Im 26.  Could this be tonsil cancer?

No: Similar questions have been appearing for months. If you've seen as many tonsils as most of us have, you'd know that most are asymmetrical. Stop worrying. ...Read more

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I removed tonsil stones with a cotton.It is soft and how im breath is fresh.Do i need anything other?Or this can happen again?As i hve no symptoms

I removed tonsil stones with a cotton.It is soft and how im breath is fresh.Do i need anything other?Or this can happen again?As i hve no symptoms

Tonsillar crypt: Some things can get stuck in the crypts of the tonsils and are usually food particles. That is most likely what you had. Nothing else needs to be done. ...Read more

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I think i may have tonsil stones, but my throat is sore as well. Is that a common symptom?

I think i may have tonsil stones, but my throat is sore as well. Is that a common symptom?

Yes : Tonsillitis may cause tonsil stones which resolve as does the tonsillitis. Tonsil stones can be chronic and usually cause bad breath and sometimes either soreness or a sensation something is stuck in the throat. ...Read more

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Can tonsil stones irritate my tonsil to the point of bleeding? I have no pains or other symptoms I wake up sometimes and spit blood out

Can tonsil stones irritate my tonsil to the point of bleeding? I have no pains or other symptoms I wake up sometimes and spit blood out

Talk with your doc: It's possible for this to happen but it's also possible something else may be causing enough blood to collect in your mouth that you have to spit up. It could be something mild like a bloody nose or something more concerning in your mouth or chest. Please talk with your doc. Be well. ...Read more

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Recently had several tonsil stones and swollen tonsils. Is tonsillectomy recommended for 29 y/o with these symptoms, or is that not necessary?

Recently had several tonsil stones and swollen tonsils. Is tonsillectomy recommended for 29 y/o with these symptoms, or is that not necessary?

Keep your tonsils: Tonsils exist for a purpose. They are huge lymph nodes stationed where they are as this is one way bacteria get into the body, through the mouth. Makes sense. It was fashionable to take them out for sore throat not so long ago. Doesn't work. The throat that remains gets sore. There are very few indications for tonsillectomy. Only consider it if recommended by an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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I have one swollen tonsil, and my ear hurts but no other symptoms. It feels like I have something stuck in my tonsil, but i don't see tonsil stones.?

I have one swollen tonsil, and my ear hurts but no other symptoms. It feels like I have something stuck in my tonsil, but i don't see tonsil stones.?

Swollen tonsil: One tonsil larger than the other is reason for an exam. It could be a sign of a peritonsillar abscess, inflammatory or neoplastic process. It needs to be evaluated, followed and possibly biopsied drained or removed. ...Read more

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Could constant tonsil stones cause a general sick feeling (achy, headache, flu like symptoms) and chronic cough?

Could constant tonsil stones cause a general sick feeling (achy, headache, flu like symptoms) and chronic cough?

Depends size: I could imagine. It really depends the size. I wonder how crowded your pharynx is. There also may be postnasal drip causing cough. Have it checked by your doc. ...Read more

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Could tonsil stones cause sore burning throat, could they cause other symptoms, systemic or flu ish symptoms. How to remove them safely and permanentl?

Could tonsil stones cause sore burning throat, could they cause other symptoms, systemic or flu ish symptoms. How to remove them safely and permanentl?

Tonsil stones: Best removal: the Hydro Pulse ™ Nasal/Sinus irrigator - www.hydromedonline.com comes with a special threat attachment designed for tonsil stones. The pulsing irrigation easily cleans out the crypts of the unwanted material. Also used to prevent/treat any sore throat. Since the stones may be the result of drainage from the nose/sinuses, the same unit clears that too. ...Read more

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Symptoms: Cough, Runny Nose, Sore Throat, Green Mucus, Holes in tonsils, Vomitting. What could this be? My boyfriend believes they are tonsil stones, but he hasn't had the symptoms and he doesn't want to go to the doctor. I believe it's tonsillitis.

Symptoms: Cough, Runny Nose, Sore Throat, Green Mucus, Holes in tonsils, Vomitting. What could this be? My boyfriend believes they are tonsil stones, but he hasn't had the symptoms and he doesn't want to go to the doctor. I believe it's tonsillitis.

Dr. can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold virus, influenza (Tamiflu may be needed), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, is with moderate or high fever, or with much coughing or worrisome symptoms. Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can lessen pain. ...Read more