Doctor insights on:
Tonsil Stones White Tongue
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
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
I often get tonsil stones & I try to knock them off but it requires me to stick my tongue out to see them & tonight I saw my epiglotis, why?
Normal variant: It’s normal for some people to be able to see their epiglottis when you stick out your tongue ...Read more
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?
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
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
Thick purple veins under tongue? With sores in the very back on side of tongue like almost to throat. And I stay having tonsil stones. And I do brush
Question cut off: Please resubmit with actual question for info being sought. Thanx. ...Read more
I've got mouth sores. I've had continuous tonsil stones and ulcers on my tongue; thrush recently, no meds, no cough, no sore throat. Thoughts?
Tonsil stones: See you ent about taking out tonsils. ...Read more
How long does 'tonsil stones' stones and if I rinse my mouth with water how long will it be till it's gone?
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?
A small amount of asymmetry in paired organs is quite common and is normal.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat 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. ...Read more
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.
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
I have tonsil stones down deep in my throat. I had a partial tonselectomy yrs ago that did nothing to resolve this. Mouth rinses don't work.
Boyfriend-diagnosed with tonsilitis-went to ER for bleeding in mouth-week later is throwing up and gagging up blood- looks like tonsil stones?
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
Got a very bad sore throat and a funny taste in my mouth and looks like I may have tonsil stones. What can it be?
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
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
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
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
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
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
Nothing: They are uncomfortable and smell bad, which can be a significant social liability. The best way to get rid of them is with a water pick, assisted by a mirror and a penlight. If you try something like a half-unbent paper clip, be careful not to hurt yourself. ...Read more
Often you do not need anything for tonsil stones
an easy and simple way I recommend is to use an oral irrigator. Only the irrigators that connect directly to sink tap via a threaded attachment to be used for this purpose. Most electric irrigatoer are too powerful and can cause discomfort or rupture of the tonsils
large stones need to be removed by doctor by curettage. Very large need excision. ...Read more
Look in the mirror: Tonsilloliths or so called stones in the tonsils are usually collections of food particles in the crypts (grooves) on the surface of the tonsil. You can see them in the mirror as small white round collections. They may represent bacterial colonies, food particles or small retention cysts. They often produce a foul odor to the breath and may be a minor indication for tonsil removal. ...Read more