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Dr. Ira Katz
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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 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