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Whats the white stuff that I sometimes get in my tonsils?

Whats the white stuff that I sometimes get in my tonsils?

Debris: The material is a combination of old food, shed cells from the tonsils, and bacteria. It is sometimes called tonsil stones but i prefer to call it tonsil cheese. Sometimes antibiotics can help but if it's a problem often the only cure is to remove the tonsils. ...Read more

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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

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When should I get my tonsils removed?

When should I get my tonsils removed?

You shouldn't unless: You meet surgical criteria. There was a time when tonsillectomies were done routinely without a specific indication. If you are having problems - see your ear/nose/throat doctor. ...Read more

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How can I get the pain out of my tonsils?

How can I get the pain out of my tonsils?

Warm salt water: Sore throat with swollen tonsils - best to get a streph throat test. To decrease pain of tonsils gargle with warm salt water. ...Read more

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Does it hurt to get your tonsils removed?

Does it hurt to get your tonsils removed?

Yes: Worse for adults than children. Depends on a lot of things such as size of tonsils, how often inflamed, technique of surgery, etc. ...Read more

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Does it hurt super bad to get tonsils out?

Does it hurt super bad to get tonsils out?

Yes: Tonsillectomy is a very painful operation but the incidence of complications (hemorrhage) is about 1% if the surgery is performed by a competent ENT surgeon. However, if you drink a lot of fluids and take appropriate narcotic medication you will be fine in 10 to 14 days. And you will never have another episode of tonsillitis for the rest of your life. ...Read more

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White stuff in tonsil crease, what's wrong?

White stuff in tonsil crease, what's wrong?

Tonsilloliths: These are likely tonsilloliths (tonsil stones). The tonsils have crevices where bacteria and sloughed cells collect. 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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Does it hurt a lot to get your tonsils removed?

Yes but not too much: You will be under anesthesia, after that the pain is not bad ...Read more