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Treatment Tonsil Stones
I get hoarse voice and need to clear my voice constantly.This has been bothering me for years(also mucus in the throat, tonsil stones.treatment?
Depends on cause: Chronic vocal cord irritation can be caused from mucus dripping down from above (allergies, sinus issues: treated with nasal steroid, avoidance of allergens), from stomach acid coming up from below (reflux: treated with antacid i.e. ranitidine), or from the vocal cord itself which may have a nodule or polyp (Only an otolaryngologist can investigate and treat this cause with a minor procedure). ...Read more
4 common treatments: 4 common treatments: 1) gargle/water pick to wash the debris away - temporary 2) treat with long course of antibiotics (6 weeks) many times is effective (may recur) 3) treat for acid reflux as an underlying condition leading to chronic inflammation and tonsil enlargement 4) surgery (permanent). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None that I know of,: ... But, taking a daily probiotic preparation has been demonstrated to benefit the immune system, and to reduce upper respiratory infections (uri's) - reduced frequency, duration, and severity - in randomized prospective clinical trials. Probiotics have also been found to reduce ear infections in children. I recommend them for my patients with tonsil stones, and tonsillitis, with great benefit. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sometimes: Sometimes gargling with peroxide and salt water helps. Sometimes rinsing your mouth out and gargling after meals helps. ...Read more
Tonsilloliths: Many people have success by using a water flosser. By using a water pik, you can knock them loose. If they persist, have it checked by your doctor to make sure that it isn't something more serious. ...Read more
I have tonsilitis. Since 5 years I have been picking my tonsil stones using toothpicks. What can I do to permanently cure them?
I removed tonsil stones 7 days ago.But now chking fr it i found that a white spot its again growing.What I do now.Is there no cure?
Tonsil stones: You can remove these carefully with a pointed implement, but they are prone to reforming. Consultation with an ENT doctor to determine whether the tonsils are in a condition suggesting a need for surgical removal is another possibility. Good luck. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tips on care: 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 will get tips like this when you see an ENT. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Three months back i had surgery to remove my tonsil stones to cure bad breath issue which i'm suffering from past 8 yrs, bad breath is still there.
I have tonsil stones. i managed to remove it using my finger but after 3 days i have it again. can you tell me the best cure and prevention. thank you?
See below: Tonsil stones(tonsilloliths) form in patients with a history of recurrent tonsillitis or who have ongoing inflammation of the tonsils.Small stones are asymptomatic.Larger ones can cause pain,halitosis,bad taste,difficulty swallowing and earache. Small stones can be removed with a toothpick,oral irrigation or vigorous gargling.Tonsillectomy is only cure>http://bit.ly/1Daq0LN..http://bit.ly/1hKZ4wy ...Read more
Are large tonsular crypts normal? Never had tonsil stones. Tonsils & throat have been red for a few years. Dr said no cure, no treatement, no reason.
No problem: If you have no discomfort with your throat, just leave it alone. ...Read more
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