posted on Apr, 16 2018 @ 03:04 PM
a reply to: ElOmen
Yep - my hubs is the original tonsil stone master. He "milks" them when he can feel them clogging things up. He uses a straw or the end of his
toothbrush and pushes gently so that they pop out. He says the feeling of relief is enormous.
Do not eat or drink any milk products after 7 pm - that is essential (at least in his case). Food gets trapped in those crypts (they are called
crypts) and food particles accumulate. They can get so huge as to hurt.
Whatever you do, for the love of all that is sacred to you - do not, and I mean do NOT smell them. They are a biohazard of olfactory levels you will
Some people (he does) find relief in swishing with a good mouthwash (like Listerine).
The tonsils are part of the immune system. A family member just had an infected tonsil due to the enormity of his stones. A few days of antibiotics
reduced the swelling and pain, fixed the fever. So, they can cause trouble now and then.
Tonsilloliths, also known as tonsil stones, are soft aggregates of bacterial and cellular debris that form in the tonsillar crypts, the crevices of
the tonsils. While they occur most commonly in the palatine tonsils, they may also occur in the lingual tonsils. Tonsil stones are common.
Tonsilloliths have been recorded weighing from 0.3 g to 42 g.
Protruding tonsilloliths may feel like foreign objects lodged in the tonsil crypt. They may be a nuisance and difficult to remove, but are usually not
harmful. They are one of the causes of bad breath and always give off a putrid smell.
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