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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


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What's a natural treatment for tonsil stones and my bad breath?

What's a natural treatment for tonsil stones and my bad breath?

Irrigate with saline: Be careful you don't aspirate one into your lung if you are irrigating your tonsils. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I don't want to live with tonsil stones. What is the best treatment?

I don't want to live with tonsil stones. What is the best treatment?

Treatment: You can try saline gargle, use a water pick to remove them. Elimination of tonsillar crypts with chemical, laser or radiofrequency ablation also helps. ...Read more

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What is the most common treatment to get rid of tonsil stones?

What is the most common treatment to get rid of tonsil stones?

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 more

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Treatment for Graves' disease Can tonsil stones cause elevated T3 (liothyronine) T4 results?

Tonsil stones: NO - tonsil stones are a conglamoration of material produced in the various "nooks and crannies" of the tonsils they are limited to the tonsils and do not effect the thyroid gland. As worse they can cause bad breath and pain. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for tonsil stones?

Learn to remove them: Get a penlight and a mirror and half-unbend a paper clip. You'll get good at it. They come back. If it's truly a nuisance, a otolaryngologist can laser-resurface your tonsils. ...Read more

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What is the cure for tonsil stones?

What is the cure for tonsil stones?

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 more

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Is there a cure for tonsil stones other than surgery?

Is there a cure for tonsil stones other than surgery?

Sometimes: Sometimes gargling with peroxide and salt water helps. Sometimes rinsing your mouth out and gargling after meals helps. ...Read more

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What are other tonsil stones cure besides a tonsilectomy?

What are other tonsil stones cure besides a tonsilectomy?

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

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Has anyone had their tonsils out to cure tonsil stones or tonsiloliths? What can I expect?

Has anyone had their tonsils out to cure tonsil stones or tonsiloliths? What can I expect?

Tonsil stones: There is a lot of info about tonsil stones and tonsillectomy at this link below: http://www.Healthguidehq.Com/know-before-removing-tonsil-stones.Html. ...Read more

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I have tonsilitis. Since 5 years I have been picking my tonsil stones using toothpicks. What can I do to permanently cure them?

I have tonsilitis. Since 5 years I have been picking my tonsil stones using toothpicks. What can I do to permanently cure them?

Tonsillitis: You cannot "cure" these. They form as a natural consequence of tonsillar inflammation. If you feel you are getting too many episodes of infection, see an ENT doctor about whether they feel your tonsils should be removed (or not). ...Read more

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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

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What herbs cure tonsil stones?

What herbs cure tonsil stones?

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

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I have a tonsil stones ..plz help me to cure this?

I have a tonsil stones ..plz help me to cure this?

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 more

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Will removing my tonsils cure tonsil stones? And will insurance help pay?

Will removing my tonsils cure tonsil stones? And will insurance help pay?

Likely: Removing the tonsils will cure tonsil stones because the tonsils will have been removed. Big surgery for this problem. Insurance benefits should be verified to answer that question. ...Read more

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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.

Other causes?: Seen dentist, cleared sinuses, stomach, lungs, excluded foods, tobacco, meds, dry mouth, as causes? Floss, brush, teeth, tongue? Follow up with doc. ...Read more

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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?

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