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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. James Chapman
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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