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So how do you get rid of tonsil stones?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Water pick

In a hurry? If you've got a water pick, a mirror, a penlight, and good coordination, you can probably manage them. A half-unbent paper clip may be more likely to hurt you but can work well.
The "stones" are actually masses of keratin. Nobody understands why some folks get them. A ENT doctor can resurface your tonsils with a laser, or remove them -- the latter's probably not worth it.

In brief: Water pick

In a hurry? If you've got a water pick, a mirror, a penlight, and good coordination, you can probably manage them. A half-unbent paper clip may be more likely to hurt you but can work well.
The "stones" are actually masses of keratin. Nobody understands why some folks get them. A ENT doctor can resurface your tonsils with a laser, or remove them -- the latter's probably not worth it.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine

In brief: Automatic

They leave automatically.

In brief: Automatic

They leave automatically.
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Dr. Michael Sparacino
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