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Stuffed up nose 4 a few days, started 2 drain 2day. Then tonsils & back of my mouth area, not my throat hurt & tonsil stones. My tongues swollen also?

Stuffed up nose 4 a few days, started 2 drain 2day. Then tonsils & back of my mouth area, not my throat hurt & tonsil stones. My tongues swollen also?

Postnasal: Drainage from allergies causing your throat to hurt. Drink plenty of fluids and take some antihistamines. You may need prescription nose spray. Consult with your doctor if no better or your condition worsened ...Read more

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Can you feel tonsil stones with your tongue?

Can you feel tonsil stones with your tongue?

Possible, not likely: You would need a pretty dextrous tongue to feel tonsiliths (tonsil stones). Typically the stones are whitish to yellowish in color with a foul odor. If this is a recurrent problem, tonsillectomy will prevent it from recurring.
If you have some other lump or growth in the mouth, get it check out, especially if it is changing, . ...Read more

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Does tonsil stone cause white tongue? And white tongue cause bad breath?

Does tonsil stone cause white tongue? And white tongue cause bad breath?

Possibly: White tongue may be a buildup of bacteria on your tongue. The waste from the bacteria can cause bad breath. ...Read more

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3 days ago I got my left backtooth pulled out. I saw a little yelowish bump on my tongue and it hurts. Could it be a tonsil stone on my tongue?

3 days ago I got my left backtooth pulled out. I saw a little yelowish bump on my tongue and it hurts. Could it be a tonsil stone on my tongue?

Yellowish bump: This would need to be personally examined to determine what it is and whether or not it requires treatment. It's not a good idea to venture diagnostic guesses over the internet. You can either wait two weeks to see if it complete resolves on its own or see a dentist for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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I have been getting white rashes and bumps on my tongue for years now. They hurt and they can get hard and blister. Are they tonsil stones on mytongue?

Well: This can be stones infection yeast overgrowth or hairy tongue syndrome. Recommend Healthtap visit with photographs or in person exam by primary care doctor for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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Should I see a doctor? Do I have tonsil stones? Okay so about a year ago my tongue developed white bubbles in the back. I figured it'd go away so I ignored it. Then, my tongue started to get white stuff on it, which I would scrap off but it'd come back so

Should I see a doctor? Do I have tonsil stones? Okay so about a year ago my tongue developed white bubbles in the back. I figured it'd go away so I ignored it. Then, my tongue started to get white stuff on it, which I would scrap off but it'd come back so

Depends: Tonsil stones are little white stones visible in the tonsils (located on the lateral areas of your throat). People with tonsil stones feel like there is "something annoying" stuck in their throat and are constantly trying to clear it. A film on your tongue is not unusual. Most people need to brush or scrape their tongue regularly to clean this film away. ...Read more

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Feels like something stuck in back of tongue/throat 3 weeks. No tonsil stones visible. No pain, trouble swallowing. 25 yrs. Female?

Feels like something stuck in back of tongue/throat 3 weeks. No tonsil stones visible. No pain, trouble swallowing. 25 yrs. Female?

ENT: Unfortunately if you cannot see with tongue depressor anything unusual, then the only next step that will help would be to have an exam by an ear nose throat doctor. ...Read more

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Hi. I discovered that I turn to have tonsil stones in my mouth in the mornings recently. What could be the problem? How can I treat this?

Tonsil stones: These are not stones, but rather collections of tonsil crypt epithelial debris, secretions, bacteria. You can try to gargle them out with dilute salt water gargles. You can debride them out with a curette. You can have tonsillectomy. ...Read more

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How long does 'tonsil stones' stones and if I rinse my mouth with water how long will it be till it's gone?

How long does 'tonsil stones' stones and if I rinse my mouth with water how long will it be till it's gone?

Need to see ENT Doc: ' tonsil stone ' are result of food particles lodged in the tonsil crypts, result of recurrent tonsillitis, or due to poor oral hygiene, may cause bad breath, some times need the help of the doctor to remove them. ...Read more

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I have had small tonsil stones in only one tonsil, this tons bigger than the other which also sticks out towards the front of my mouth more is this normal?

I have had small tonsil stones in only one tonsil, this tons bigger than the other which also sticks out towards the front of my mouth more is this normal?

Yes: A small amount of asymmetry in paired organs is quite common and is normal.
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Hi drs, I hve kissed my gf deeply (mouth).I hve hep b.Is there any chance of transmission. I'm very much afraid. I hve tonsil stones too.

Hi drs, I hve kissed my gf deeply (mouth).I hve hep b.Is there any chance of transmission. I'm very much afraid. I hve tonsil stones too.

Heb Transmission: Hepatitis b can be transmitter by sweat and saliva in addition to sexual transmission.
Tonsil stones, also known as tonsilliths are unrelated. It is a recurrent condition related to the shape of one's tonsils and the likelihood of a fragment of food being stuck in a groove of the tonsil tissue. Gargle after eating to reduce the risk and reduce bad breath. ...Read more

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I have white spots on my lungs and weird veins growing in my mouth and I have tonsil stones is this a type of mouth cancer?

I have white spots on my lungs and weird veins growing in my mouth and I have tonsil stones is this a type of mouth cancer?

Hard to say: Those problems could be unrelated, holly. Tonsillolith of tonsil stone is pretty common condition and that can give you problems with bad breath -but not cancer. Veins growing in your mouth could be a superficial blood vessels on the inner lining of your cheek -and that could be normal as well. But, I think you should see your doctor and discuss with him/her your concern and go from there. ...Read more

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I have two recurring ulcer/blisters and inflamed taste buds dull ear ache and regular tonsil stones all on one side of my mouth. Thoughts?

I have two recurring ulcer/blisters and inflamed taste buds dull ear ache and regular tonsil stones all on one side of my mouth. Thoughts?

Yes: MANY possibilities, but rather than guessing I would recommend that you see a Dentist, Oral Surgeon, Physician, or ENT, for examination, correct diagnosis, and treatment plan. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat and cough followed by blister- looking lumps and red spots on tongue, tonsil stones and yellow patches around tonsils and throat.

I have a sore throat and cough followed by blister- looking lumps and red spots on tongue, tonsil stones and yellow patches around tonsils and throat.

Sounds infectious: With your symptoms you describe, you should be evaluated by a health care provider to determine if you have an infection that may require prescription medication. Good luck. ...Read more

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If you go a prolonged period (i.e., 6+ months) of seeing tonsil stones increase gradually, what's happening?

Tonsillar crypts: May occur as a result of infections or anatomical variations. ENT evaluation is necessary for actual stone formation. ...Read more

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Are tonsil stones serious?

Are tonsil stones serious?

Tonsil stones: The tonsils have multiple holes that can can get filled with bacteria, mucus and food debris. Overtime the debris can harden and form the so called tonsil stones. They are not serious but they can cause throat discomfort and bad breath. ...Read more

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Are tonsil stones dangerous?

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

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How are tonsil stones removed?

How are tonsil stones removed?

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

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How are tonsil stones started?

Cryptic tonsils: The first thing that starts are tonsils that have deep pockets or crypts. Food, debris, and bacteria get trapped in the crypts and form the "tonsil stones.". ...Read more

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How can tonsil stones be recognized?

Just look: With the right light and a goo mirror, tonsil "stones" can be seen by opening your mouth and looking in the mirror. They are usually whitish nodules that fill little pits - "crypts" - in the surface of the tonsil. ...Read more

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What disintegrates tonsil stones quickly?

Just remove them: Nothing disintegrates them. Just a little dexterity is all that's required to get rid of them once they're big enough, though they will form again. Get a penlight and a mirror and half-unbend a paper clip. You'll get good at it. Don't hurt yourself. A water pick is even better. If it's truly a nuisance, a otolaryngologist can laser-resurface your tonsils. ...Read more

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How an I determine whether I have tonsil stones or not?

White spots: Look for white spots on your tonsils. These can be present even if you don't have a sore throat and may represent curd-like debris (tonsil stones) that gets caught in the tiny crypts of your tonsils. Bad breath and chronic low-grade soreness can also be caused by the this debris. You can gently touch your tonsils with a long q-tip: sometimes debris will come out. ...Read more

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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