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Symptoms Of Tonsil Stones
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
My left tonsil has these slits in them and my ear aches a bit but I haven't noticed any of the symptoms of the tonsil stones could it be somethinelse?
Tonsils: Have them assessed by ENT. They should be able to help with a diagnosis. All the best. ...Read more
Pregnant. Woke up with sore throat. It looks red but only one tonsil is swollen. No other symptoms. A tonsil stone came out yesterday. What do I do?
Call Doctor: You have a throat infection. It very well could be strep. Please contact your family doctor. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Right tonsil larger than left for years. Tonsil stones. No other Symptoms. Non smoker, Occasional Drinker. I'm 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
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
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
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
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.?
Could constant tonsil stones cause a general sick feeling (achy, headache, flu like symptoms) and chronic cough?
Feeling of incomplete swallowing. Tightness in throat. Large tonsil crypts & sometimes tonsil stones. What could cause these symptoms?
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
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
Right tonsil swollen for months. No sore throat or any sick symptoms. 500 mg naproxen x2 a day did nothing at all. Mucus bad breath and tonsil stones?
ENT.: Chronic conditions like yours, should be evaluated by the specialist ENT doctor. Most probably you will have to take antibiotics. ...Read more
No: They're masses of keratin -- there's a propagated error on the internet giving a different composition. Get a penlight and a mirror and half-unbend a paper clip. You'll get good at it. Water pick is even better. If it's truly a nuisance, a otolaryngologist can laser-resurface your tonsils. ...Read more
Eating: Tonsil stones (i.e. Tonsilliths) are collections of food and debris which get trapped in the tonsils. This material gets infected usually becomes foul smelling. Some tonsils have more nooks and crannies in which to collect this debris, which makes the stones larger and/or more numerous. If removed, tonsilliths usually will recur. If severe, tonsillectomy will cure the problem. Best wishes. ...Read more
Take them out: If you don't have a water pick, get a penlight and a mirror and half-unbend a paper clip. You'll get good at it. Injury / infection risk is minor. If it's truly a nuisance, a otolaryngologist can laser-resurface your tonsils. ...Read more
Various ways: I have known patients who were bothered by their "tonsil stones" who used a tooth-pick to clean out the tonsil stones; others reported that they used a "water pik" with great success. Try also daily gargling with salt water (saline) containing manuka honey - "nature's antibiotic". ...Read more
None really: It is not a medical problem, more of a physical one. Medications, herbs, mouthwashes generally don't help. If the tonsils have the deep crypts which trap food debris, tonsil stones will form. They can be removed cleaned out, but usually recur. If tonsil stones are a severe and chronic problem, tonsillectomy will cure the issues. See your local ent. Best wishes. ...Read more