If you found the whiteish-yellowish lump on your throat, that might be a tonsil stone. But where does the lump come from? Why do you have it?
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I had this problem everyday of my life from the time I was a kid. I recently changed my diet to a lower carb and sugar diet and started eating more fresh veggies and fruit. And guess what happened? The stones went away. Seriously. First time ever in my life and they are gone. Totally convinced it comes from an unhealthy diet.
I have tonsils stones, but my tonsils are so small, still as they have holes I am having tonsils stones. As stone forming process doesnt stop, I want to get rid of my tonsils. But should I do that even if I have small tonsils?
I just had one, and I was freaking out. So I came to Google and Youtube. I am not sure why I suddenly had one, but maybe I'm catching a cold. It freaked me out. And it was sooooo disgusting (yet satisfying) to pop it out. Bleegh!
I have been suffering from Palatine tonsils. 2 months ago my doctor prescribed me medicine, I got relief for a while, but the pain has started again and I have holes in tonsils. Also I m suffering from fever and ear pain. What should I do?
You can shower your tonsils with a soft stream of salt water (like some dental water jets allow to be set to) , especially if your tonsils are fissured. It's very helpful if particles get stuck in your tonsils and form the stones that then lead to infections and tonsillitis.
Lol, they made it a huge point to remove mine, I get allot of them. I am over the top clean and eat healthier than most and I still get allot. They make it painful to swallow and my tonsils get enlarged all the time. And they cause bad breath.
I have tonsillitis right now and I can't even speak properly, my neck and my ear is very painful. I can't open my mouth widely or normally, It's also painful when I swallow my saliva and I breathe through my mouth. My tonsillitis is recurring, and this is the 4rth time I have my tonsillitis this month.
I just wanna ask for help cuz I'm just 17 & I live alone, I don't know how to cure this.
Please. And sorry for my bad English.
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*What I've learned from experience:* Attach a small tube to the end of a syringe (without the needle of course) and use it to suck the stones that only show but don't pop out when you press the area around them. You can remove most of them by just applying pressure on the area around it (I use my pinky finger) and then you can cough them out - You'll learn to control the gag reflex with practice. Keeping yourself hydrated seems to help avoid stone buildup, and this last tip I found out by accident: singing helps you notice when you need to remove some stones, and also seems to help getting them loose (as it moves and vibrates the soft palate a lot).
I know people who brush their teeth regularly and are very hygienic however their breathe will still literally smell excuse the language but like actual feces. You have to get the tonsil stones out to prevent bad breathe as much as possible
I ended up with tonsil stones and then within 2 months I had a tonsillectomy. Worst pain ever! Its right up there with labor. I couldnt eat or drink for 2 weeks due to my doctors not giving me pain medicine that worked. Unfortunately now I get laringitis and cant sing anymore 😖
Alright, this comment is hopefully to help people that are getting annoyed with their tonsil stones. First off, let me start out by saying I've been dealing with tonsil stones for many years, since I was a child. I know how annoying they can be, having that feeling of something in the back of your throat. And sometimes you just cant get them out. Luckily I have a rather simple, yet effective solution. The thing about this video I don't agree with is that he says removing your tonsils is for severe or extreme cases. Trust me when I say this, get your tonsils removed. It is so worth it. Just make sure you tell your doctor how annoying it is to have, and ask for an ENT to see if you can get those taken out. Once they are out, Im not going to lie, it is going to be a very VERY hard 10 day recovery if you are an adult. The healing process is pretty painful, but please dont let that scare you off. After those 10 days, you will never have to deal with tonsil stones again. I did it, and I'm a wuss when it comes to pain. I know you can do it too. If you need any advice or have any questions regarding tonsil stones please ask.
Slashedflyer Thank you so much for this comment! I’ve been having trouble finding someone who got their tonsils removed because of annoying stones. I’m getting mine removed in 5 days and was starting to have some doubts about if I had a good enough reason. Your comment helped me feel a little better about it! I’ve read it’s possible for them to go away as you get older, but if they don’t I’d rather get them out as a teen than as an adult.
As for the price of the surgery, I do know that its a very simple procedure. The ENTIRE surgery only lasts between 15-30 minutes, and they put you to sleep so you dont feel a thing. I assume the surgery will be fully covered by your insurance, but dont quote me on that. And yes, there is a simply way to deal with tonsil stones other then surgery. HOWEVER the down side to this method as that your tonsil stones will still come back, and you will have to deal with them for the rest of your life. You can buy water picks to help push out the tonsil stones, as well as using long cotton swabs to massage the area. However, even after they are removed, they will eventually come back. If you want to be completely cured, you must get your tonsils completely removed. Like I said, its a very hard and painful recovery, but luckily they will give you top of the line pain killers. I guess the best way to describe the pain is like having strep throat for 10 days, it isnt fun. But after those 10 days, you will never see another tonsil stone again. :) I hope this helps. And good luck.
THANK YOU for posting this. I have suffered from them for literally years. I had always attributed them to my smoking. I always thought that they would go away when I quit smoking and their frequency of occurrence has slowed but they never went away. I didn't know how to really describe them or what to call them so I couldn't describe them properly to my doctor. Thanks to this video I know what to call them and last week I scheduled an appointment with my doctor, next month I will have a tonsillectomy and possibly an adnoidectomy because of how bad the inflammation in that area is. The testing also revealed some other things that the ENT wants to look into that may be able to be corrected that I didn't know were abnormal so THANK YOU again for posting this.
I get those all the time. It's obnoxious. I usually take my finger and squeeze them out. Sometimes there's a lot more in there than what you can visually see in the mirror. They always feel like a popcorn cernal lodged in your throat.
Bro I had tonsil stones so bad that they had to remove my tonsils. I had like three every week that would irritate my throat so much and I had to choke myself to get them out. Not a good time.
And thEN a week after the tonsillectomy there was a complication and my throat started bleed so that was nice too. Emergency surgery is fun.
The recovery was too long and very painful. Brush your teeth kids
Weird I know, but I like when I get one, bc Im obsessed with squishing n smelling it over n over for like 10 mins!😆😂 I get like one every other year, so I be waiting for it like a nerd to analyze n inspect it!🙈👀
I had them since I was little, finally had my tonsils removed when I was about 30. I also have a condition where my mouth opening has shrunk and I couldn't get them out anymore. Tonsillectomies are extremely painful, but in this case it was worth it!
Is it safe to remove them by touching your tonsils?
I usually stick my fingers in my throat and apply pressure to my tonsil and push down or up and it'll remove those chunks by forcing them out. Or should I cease doing such?
I used to get them frequently (almost every other day) and i normally would cough them out. I rarely get them ever sense i stopped my intake of dairy for other health reasons :) Any time i do have slight dairy, e.e next day... There It Is.
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