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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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Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...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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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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Feels like something is stuck in my tonsil, how do I get it out?

Feels like something is stuck in my tonsil, how do I get it out?

Tonsilliths: Hello, food particles can get stuck in the pockets or crevices of your tonsils. Gargle with plain water after every meal. This should help to keep your tonsils clean. ...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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What do people normally get a tonsil cyst from?

What do people normally get a tonsil cyst from?

Not sure: "tonsil cyst" isn't a medical term, so it is hard to know exactly what you are talking about. Tonsil stones or "tonsilliths" are collections of food and infection which are whitish and are common. They cause bad breath, and sometimes reflect chronic tonsillitis. ...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

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How to know if i need to get my tonsils removed?

How to know if i need to get my tonsils removed?

Tonsillectomy: It depends on the reason. If you are having Chronic tonsillitis or more than 3 episodes of acute tonsillitis per year fro 2-3 years, also if you are getting painful tonsil stones as well as airway oropharyngeal obstruction due to enlarged tonsills leading to swallowing or breathing problems. Your ENT will evaluate you for tonsillectomy indications. ...Read more

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How do I know if I need to get my tonsils removed?

How do I know if I need to get my tonsils removed?

4 possible reasons: There are 4 reasons that palatine (throat) tonsils may be ethically removed. 1.) a minimum of 3 documented episodes of acute suppurative (pussy) tonsillitis annually. 2.) extreme enlargement of the tonsils resulting in a sleep disorder. 3.) foul odor to the breath resulting from food particles getting caught in the tonsillar crypts. 4.) the complication of a peritonsillar abscess. ...Read more

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Why did so many boomer kids get their tonsils out?

Tonsillectomy: There are specific reasons to take tonsils out recurrent tonsillits defined as greater than 5-7 episodes in a year, greater than 4 episodes/year over 2 yesrs, greater than 3 episodes/year over 3 years other reason being snoring with sleep apnea caused by enlarged tonsils. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have to get my tonsils removed?

How do I know if I have to get my tonsils removed?

Check with an ENT: You should visit an ent-eyes, ears, nose and throat specialist- to find out whether you need this done. Typically, if you have frequent colds, suffer from severe seasonal allergies or the tonsils are so swollen that you are having trouble breathing and/or mouth breathing, then you may likely need the procedure. ...Read more

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Stuff keep getting stuck in my tonsils, what is it?

Stuff keep getting stuck in my tonsils, what is it?

Normal: It may be normal to have some discharge or tonsillar exudate, that resides in crypts within the tonsils. They can be related to retained food particles that are degraded by saliva and bacteria, which can cause the foul odor. Other causes can be infection so when in doubt, check it out. ...Read more

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How badly does it hurt to get your tonsils removed?

How badly does it hurt to get your tonsils removed?

Depends: This depends on how scarred down your tonsils are. This is t ypically directly related to the number of infections that you have had. It also depends somewhat on the technique your surgeon uses. Adults who get tonsillectomy for chronic and recurrent infections typically report substantial discomfort that oral analgesics will usually adequately address. ...Read more

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What to do if i get an itchy sensation on my tonsil?

What to do if i get an itchy sensation on my tonsil?

Itchy Tonsil: Greetings. Your symptoms may be allergy related and may improve with an antihistamine. Tonsil liths could also be the cause. Gargle with water after every meal. See your doctor for an examination of your tonsils for confirmation. ...Read more