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What can cause tonsil stones?

What can cause tonsil stones?

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

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Tonsil Stones (Definition)

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 can dissolve tonsil stones?

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

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How can tonsil stones be reduced?

Oral Irrigater: 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

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What causes kidney stones and how can you prevent them?

What causes kidney stones and how can you prevent them?

Kidney stones: Some are low fluid intake, high dietary intake of animal protein, sodium, refined sugars, fructose, & high fructose corn syrup, calcium oxalate, grapefruit juice & apple juice, excess vitamin c & d, & alcohol. ...Read more

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What causes tonsil stones please?

What causes tonsil stones please?

Bacteria and debris: Tonsil stones are a very common condition caused bacterial colonization (thought to be biofilms) and debris in the crypts of your tonsils. ...Read more

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What can cause bad breath from the throat , other then tonsil stones?

What can cause bad breath from the throat , other then tonsil stones?

Sinus, teeth, strep: Bacterial or viral throat infections, dental problems, sinus infection can cause bad breath. Dietary aromatics, like onions, garlic get exhaled through lungs, lung infections, occasional gut issues too. ...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 causes kidney stones and how can it be treated?

What causes kidney stones and how can it be treated?

Depends what type: Most common cause of stone formation is lack of adequate hydration. Calcium oxalate stones are the most common and can be prevented by diet low in oxalate believev it or not low calcium diet can cause stones too a metabolic work up if you have a history of stones will help. Second most common are uric acid stones. Alkaline urine by increasing urine ph or decrease in high protein diet helps. ...Read more

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Can dislodging tonsil stones cause bleeding?

Can dislodging tonsil stones cause bleeding?

Tonsil stones: Hello, it depends on how you are dislodging the tonsilliths. I recommend a forceful gargle after every meal. This should be the most atraumatic way to remove these stones. If you manipulate the tonsil tissue with a tool of some type, then bleeding commonly occurs. Be careful because scar tissue could occur that will lead to a serious infection, maybe even an abscess. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can tonsil stones be removed?

How can tonsil stones be removed?

? stone: Never heard that. It may be the cheesy material loking like stone.....Clarify. ...Read more

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What causes fecal stones and how can I prevent them?

Prevention: Are you talking about small, round, hard fecal balls (that look like rabbit poop)? If so, this may be a sign of constipation. Drink at least 8 - 8 ounce glasses of water per day, try to get in at least 5 servings of vegetables and 4 of fruit per day, stay physically active, try whole foods for the fiber. Staying regular can help to normalize stool. Take care. ...Read more

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Could tonsil stones cause sore burning throat, could they cause other symptoms, systemic or flu ish symptoms. How to remove them safely and permanentl?

Could tonsil stones cause sore burning throat, could they cause other symptoms, systemic or flu ish symptoms. How to remove them safely and permanentl?

Tonsil stones: Best removal: the Hydro Pulse ™ Nasal/Sinus irrigator - www.hydromedonline.com comes with a special threat attachment designed for tonsil stones. The pulsing irrigation easily cleans out the crypts of the unwanted material. Also used to prevent/treat any sore throat. Since the stones may be the result of drainage from the nose/sinuses, the same unit clears that too. ...Read more

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Can tonsil stones be harmful?

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

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Can tonsil stones cause tonsillitis? I have a tonsil stone that cannot be removed & tonsils are producing green tonsil stones. Should I worry?

Yes and no: Tonsillitis is an inflammation of tonsils and certainly can be triggered by tonsil stones. If they cause discomfort, pl see an ENT for proper advice on ongoing preventive care and regular assessment. Feel better. ...Read more

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What can cause a kidney stone to get infected?

What can cause a kidney stone to get infected?

Infected stone?: Your urine is filtered in the kidneys and comes down into your bladder through a ureter, one from each kidney. Kidney stones (ks) cannot get infected but a risk of ks is a kidney infection, which can lead to sepsis (s). S is the body's often deadly response to infection or injury. S affects millions and requires early suspicion and rapid treatment. Obstruction of the ureter is how ks can cause s. ...Read more

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Can hypocalcemia cause kidney stones? Why? Why not?

Can hypocalcemia cause kidney stones? Why? Why not?

Hypercalcemia: Kidney stones contain calcium and oxalate or phosphate. increased blood levels of calcium, hypercalacemia, are associated with excessive urinary calcium and stone formation. Hypocalcemia is not associated with stone formation as a key component of stones is lacking. ...Read more