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Tonsil Stone Cause
Tonsil stones: Hello, it depends on how you are dislodging the tonsilliths. I recommend a forceful gargle after every meal. This should be the most atraumatic way to remove these stones. If you manipulate the tonsil tissue with a tool of some type, then bleeding commonly occurs. Be careful because scar tissue could occur that will lead to a serious infection, maybe even an abscess. Good luck. ...Read more
Tonsil stones: Tonsil stones are common. The most frequent complaints from people with them are sore throat, scratchy throat, halitosis or bad breath and recurrent throat infections. Although it is certainly possible to cause cough, your cough is probably not necessarily related. Evaluation of a cough should include listening to the lungs with a stethoscope, chest x-ray, lung function tests and larynx exam. ...Read more
Can tonsil stones cause tonsillitis? I have a tonsil stone that cannot be removed & tonsils are producing green tonsil stones. Should I worry?
Not usually: Lymph node's in the neck are associated with various parts of the mouth. The tonsils drain into the lymph nodes in the upper part of the neck on the sides not under the chin. Most often the lymph nodes under the chin enlarge because infections around the front of the mouth both inside and outside or the front teeth. ...Read more
Can tonsil stones cause a swollen lymph node? I have a swollen node in my neck on the side that has tonsil stones. It stays full of stones!
Could constant tonsil stones cause a general sick feeling (achy, headache, flu like symptoms) and chronic cough?
Can tonsil crypts (holes) from having tonsil stones cause you to bleed to death? Seeing how it is a hole in your throat. Mine hurt now and then.
Stuck: Because something is stuck deep in the throat. See ENT doc to consider tonsillectormy. ...Read more
Can tonsil stones cause a feeling of obstruction in the throat and can it make it hard to eat solid foods?
No: The presence of bacterial colonies or food particles in the crypts of the tonsillar surface erroneously called tonsil stones should not by themselves cause obstruction in the throat. However, if the tonsils are very large, then with or without these above stated problems on the surface of the tonsils, you would be obstructed and have difficulty swallowing. ...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)
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: The 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
Can a tonsil stone cause slight sore throat or that side, painful ear, slight loss of taste and globus hysteria?
Not all of them: A tonsil stone is not a stone but a collection of food particles in the crypts of the tonsillar surface. It usually does not cause pain. A slight sore throat with referred pain to the ear is possible, as well. But loss of taste and globus would not be associated with the collection of debris in the tonsil. ...Read more
Bleeding when spitting in morning I have white things in crypts often and my oral hygiene isn't the best tonsil stones causing bleeding? Abscess?
Brush teeth,dentist: Overall it seems you have hit the most important thing on the head — improved oral hygiene! The bleeding can be from gum disease although more serious dental infections can do the same. If you have pain, difficulty swallowing and fever, an abscess could be there. White things are collections of food, etc in the tonsils and are common. ...Read more
Sharp pain in small area on right side&toward back of esophagus 2 in below lymph node, not inside the throat. Could tonsil stones cause pain far down?
Not certain: I owuld suspect somrthing else. This is a hard area to see and you may need to have your physician have you see an ENT physcian to clarify the diagnosis ...Read more
Tonsil stones causing side effects include hearing loss sores in mouth coughing fits small blisters on neck chest nd backnd pressure in head nd neck?
Viral infection?: Good morning, enlarged tonsils, pressure in ears due to blockage of eustachian tubes connecting middle ear to sinuses, pressure in head, and sores in the mouth are symptoms of increased immune system activity to get rid of a viral infection, the most common being an adenovirus infection. These infections are frequent and may get resolved in due course. If the symptoms continue, please see your doc. ...Read more
I have tonsil stone holes, little pieces of skin attached to each stone hole. No longer have tonsil stones. Can this cause fatal bleeding and death?
I know I have tonsil stones. Can these cause post nasal drip and tender gland under chin? My dr. says nothing can be done but it hurts and the post
See ENT: I believe an ENT doctor will be able to help you on this. I would leave it alone if you have no symptoms but if you have a lot of discomfort from it, then something (including tonsillectomy) needs be done. ...Read more
I know I have tonsil stones. CN these cause post nasal drip and tender gland under chin? My dr. says nothing can be done but it hurts and the post n
Feeling of incomplete swallowing. Tightness in throat. Large tonsil crypts & sometimes tonsil stones. What could cause these symptoms?
Will an ENT take my tonsils out? My tonsils have always been about the size of ping-pong balls when I'm not sick, and even larger when I do get sick. They cause me major problems with strept throat and I get awful tonsil stones fairly often, causing horri
Based : Based on the history you give, you certainly would be a candidate for tonsillectomy by an ENT surgeon. You should consult a board certified ENT to determine whether tonsillectomy is truly indicated or not based on your current problems and physical exam. I hope this information helps you in your treatment of chronic tonsil problems. ...Read more
Would an infected tonsil or a stone cause a pain in the back of the neck and sore swellen, achy upper spine? And tight muscles in the upper back?
Should I refrain from giving my girlfriend oral sex while having tonsil stones? Can that cause her to get anything? No swelling, sore throat, fever, etc. Just have a couple tonsil stones.
I have tonsil stones that are causing me pain in my throat and ears. They are swollen and red. How long until I should see a doctor, if at all?
Tonsillitis: It never hurts to be sure this is not a bacterial infection that would benefit from treatment. A visit to your family doctor is not a bad idea. ...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
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