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Tonsil Stones Keep Coming Back
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
Sinus infection keeps coming back constant foul taste in mouth from nasal drip. Antibiotics knock it out and comes back every time?
Rinsing or surgery.: Try frequent sinus and nose rinsing with one of the over the counter kits. Also your physician should consider if you are a candidate for a long term preventive antibiotic use or refer you to an E.N.T. surgeon for considering if surgical treatment would take care of your problem. ...Read more
Yellow looking blisters in back of throat, I suffer from post nasal drip that won't go away, and tonsil stones. What are the blisters?
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
All say it could be tonsil stone/ food particles traping in tonsil so yellowish exudate comes from it.i wana know so why my right jaw lymph node swell?
Tonsil stones: These are common and if they bother you, you shouldn't have to tolerate it. If you're resourceful, you can remove these yourself with a mirror, penlight, and half-unbent paper clip, or your physician can remove them easily. An ENT can perhaps laser-resurface your tonsils -- ask. Almost every young adult has at least one palpable lymph node in the head-and-neck region, often along the jawline. ...Read more
Pushed on tonsils, lots of "tonsil cheese" came out. Swollen throat, no pain. Knots under ears & under jaw line that move.
Tonsilloliths: That's fine. "tonsil cheese", now called tonsilloliths, is actually masses of keratin that accumulates in some folks' crypts. Everybody has some palpable lymph nodes in the neck; yours may be extra big because of the stuff in your tonsils. Ask about laser resurfacing of your tonsils if this is annoying to you, or keep extracting the masses yourself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Severely swollen tonsils and lymph nodes In neck, tonsil stones, constant cough, pain, red bumps in back of throat; been going on for 6-7 months?
Tonsillitis: If this is going on for 7 months , you have chronic tonsillitis . Your glands in the neck are trying to fight the infection. Please see ENT , likely you may benefit from tonsillectomy.You may also have a Post nasal discharge and allergies which may be adding to the throat irritation and cough . Please get it evaluated. ...Read more
Feels like something stuck in back of tongue/throat 3 weeks. No tonsil stones visible.No pain, trouble swallowing. 25 yrs. Female?
Does this cheese like materall come from tonsilS for 2 months keeps coming back cause throat tightening post nasal drip need antibiotic? Clindomycin?
Runny nose sore throat sneezing orange roof of mouth, 2 pea sized bumps right back side of neck - lower left, tonsil stone, flesh bumps back of throat?
All say its tonsil stone/food particles traping from yellowish exudate in my tonsil.so why my right jaw lymph node is swell when i go this condition?
Infection: Although the food particles may be present and cause a bad odor, do not forget that you may also have inflammation in the tonsillar tissue because there are bacteria adjacent to the food particles. The jaw lymph node is swollen most likely because you have inflammation in the tonsil and the lymph node is the first immune tissue preventing the infection from spreading further. Consider removal. ...Read more
Right tonsil about 30% larger than left tonsil. Just had tonsil stones on right tonsil. Non smoker, Occasional Drinker. Could this be tonsil cancer?
Cancer unlikely: If the unilateral enlargement persists for more than a month, it would be prudent to see an ENT doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
1 swollen tonsil. Shallow lumps on back of tongue. Frequent urination with urge to go. Little comes out. Help.
Here are some ...: Frequent urination may result from UTI, incomplete emptying, inability to hold urine (OAB), or over fluid consumption, etc. So, pack up the info of the onset, degree, duration, interval, evolution, & progress of Sx over time for analysis + physicals + possible tests so to deduce possible causes for proposing Rx/care timely. Yet, what you saw in the throat may not be related with voiding Sx; check. ...Read more
My tonsils have so many crevices in them and I have been getting reoccurring tonsil stones, I also have post nasal drip. Are tonsil stones contagious?
I have one enlarged tonsil with craters and tonsil stones in it; and the other tonsil has one red bump sticking out and tonsil stones as well.
Cryptic tonsils: This is a very common problem. Most people can manage the condition by frequent gargling with listerine or hydrogen peroxide, gently brushing over the area with a soft brush, or using a water pik to dislodge them. Sometimes the tonsils may become chronically infected, painful, or swollen. Then it may be time to consider removal. You should see an otolaryngologist and discuss. ...Read more
Have this white drainage along with white puss balls that comes out of my tonsil. Infection? Tonsil stones? Been like this for awhile now.
Tonsil stones: What you are describing sounds like tonsil stones, also called tonsilloliths. Some argue that these are food debris, others argue infection. I think they are a low grade infection, which is why there is pain, sore throat and why those balls smell so horrendously awful. Can be treated with gargling, water pick, manual disimpaction (not recommended) or even tonsillectomy. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
What causes clear ...filled bumps in back of throat or near tonsil area(have no tonsils). They dont hurt.
Possibly allergies: I believe you may be referring to cobblestoning of the lining of your throat. This often will occur if a person has allergies. The little bumps are tiny areas of swelling. It is also possible that what you are seeing is normal. Many people will say that they see bumps, and they are referring to normal tissue that appears bumpy due to light reflection when trying to illuminate the area. ...Read more
37y healthy female never smoked tonsil stones x 10yr Removed lots stones when pushed on tonsil Tonsils appear swollen w/ large pockets. Tonsil cancer?
Not likely: but only an exam by a qualified doctor can tell the difference. You need to show your tonsils to a doctor. ...Read more
Normal: It may be normal to have some discharge or tonsillar exudate, that resides in crypts within the tonsils. They can be related to retained food particles that are degraded by saliva and bacteria, which can cause the foul odor. Other causes can be infection so when in doubt, check it out. ...Read more
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