Can tonsil stones/tonsilloliths cause a sore throat?

Related. Tonsilloliths are white spots on the tonsils located in the natural crypts or indentations like a golf ball has. They are calcifications and can cause bad breath and swallowing issues, and be associated with a sore throat and tonsillitis.

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I have a white line on the flat part of my tonsil. Earlier this year I had a severe case of strep, since then I have had unusually frequent and painful cases of sore throat. I discovered recently that the causes may have been from large tonsil stones, whi

Tonsil stones. Tonsil stones can be painful and make you prone to infection. Sometimes they can be removed easily. Sometimes it is preferable to remove the entire tonsils. This straight-forward evaluation can be initiated by primary care specialist or ENT. The initial question is cut off, but hope this helps. Read more...
Tonsils. Your question was cut off. Tonsils can get "tonsilar Crypts" in them, which is like 'craters in the moon." These are places where food can get stuck, cause "stones" and bad breath, etc. If you are getting chronic discomfort and white areas, it is best to see an ENT (Ear nose and throat) specialist to evaluate you and treat you best. Best wishes. Read more...

I started to smoke a year ago once I started I always have sore throat for almost a year an I noticed tonsil stones I stopped smokin but still suffer?

Tonsiliths. Tonsil stones occur because of dehydration. Your smoking set up a dehydration cycle. Now you have tonsiliths. They reflect poor hydration aural hygiene. Stop smoking and hydrate aggressively. They should disappear. Read more...

Have tonsil stones w/sore throat help! Is there a way to get rid of them I don't want to keep scraping them out nothing is working! 2 months going?

Tonsillectomy. for people with large tonsil follicles which trap food and cause tonsilliths liquifying your food bolus with large amounts of water when eating is the only thing which may help or gargling with mouthwash or salt water after meals may remove them. Tonsillectomy is the only sure way but insurance does not consider this reason sufficient cause for tonsillectomy. Read more...

I've been dealing with a sore throat. About a week after it started I also noticed several tonsil stones along w/ blister like bumps. What is this?

Exudates. in the back of your throat you might see white pockets of pus or exudates. These are the lymph nodes end result of the viral or bacterial infection. Best to gargle salt water to help remove the exudate. The removal will then show a blister like new area. Take tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen for pain. If you feel worse or fevers then see your doctor. Read more...

Hi. I got my tonsils removed over a year ago due to chronic strep throat and frequent tonsil stones. Since my tonsillectomy, I often develop a sore throat, white patches, and pain in the areas where my tonsils used to be. Could there possibly be residual

Tonsillectomy. taking the tonsils out doesn't mean you won't develop sore throat any more, on the contrary, an important organ which helps contain infection now is removed, main reason is that tonsils become useless and themselves are harmful if left where they are, there are other tonsils at a lower level called lingual tonsils, smaller in size, can get infected too, but to a lesser degree, see ur doctor. Read more...