Conditions with symptom: 'spots on tonsils'
Hi, has anyone heard of tonsiliths or tonsil stones. I think I have them at the moment and don't know how to get rid of them. They are white stuff/spots on the tonsils. They are a build up of food/ plaque etc.. that stick in the crevices of your tonsils and create BAD BREATH! I used to get these as a teenager and was given and endless array of antibiotics. Dunno why they have come back. Any advice welcome.
I have these too..please let me know if u find a cure I hate them and they get me down.
hi i have these. its caused by bacteria getting stuck in the holes in the tonsil area. These holes were ment to get smaller and close up with age but some remain big. therefore all food and bacteria accumilate in the holes. I dig mine out with cotton buds and wipe over the area with a chlorhexidine based mouthwash. I think if you want and the doctor says you can have the tonisl area removed or quarterized. But it will always get stuck in there unless you get them out! hope that helps
I get tonsilitus at least 2-5 times a year, however, in between that my tonsils flair up and it causes my glands to inflame too. My tonsils are also rather large and I get food stuck in them which also causes my tonsils to become sore and for my breath to smell. I'm 18 so i have put up for this for quite a while now and im fed up. Does this make me a suitable candidate for a tonsillectomy?
I have the same problem, have just been to the doctors and they referred me to ENT department at hospital and they gave agreed to take them out. Hope this helps.
This was the same for my daughter for 3 1/2 yrs throughout her university life. She had them lasered last July and hasn't been ill since! It has changed her life. As she says 'I now have a life'
I've had a sore throat for about a week now, I took a look today and can see that my tonsils are very swollen (patchy red and white) with a few white spots on them. My glands are very swollen as well. My tonsils are gradually getting more swollen. However, I have no other symptoms of tonsillitis; Having had it a couple times in my childhood I know its not that.
You might have glandular fever
I started with a sore throat yesterday and today it has just got worse o have got a yellow coating on the roof of my mouth and slightly on my tonsils. I have suffered with tonsillitis alot and it feels exactly like that, how long will it take for my tonsils to swell up of it is tonsillitis and is there a chance you can have tonsillitis and your tonsils wont swell? Thanks
I have abnormally large tonsils,theyre painful and I often get tonsillitis,sometimes I find it hard to breath..does anyone else's tonsils look like this?
My tonsils were 4x the size of a normal child growing up. I would snore so loud and keep my friends up at sleepovers and it was embarrassing. I also would get strep throat several times a year, I'd say 7 or 8 times, keeping me out of school for up to 2 months in the 2rd grade. The real problem with the tonsils was they would make me hold my breath while sleeping, waking me up several times a night. I began to get insomnia as a child. I went to ear nose and throat doctor and was notified that my tonsils were 4x bigger than normal tonsils. They swiftly scheduled and removed my tonsils. Since then I have only been affected by strep throat sparingly an my snoring and sleeping has improved greatly. Best wishes to you Megan!
hello, my tonsils have been swollen for the past 4 months but i feel fine and have no pain what so ever? why are my tonsils so big, is their a cure to reduce their size? my singing has been slightly affected but not significantly, please if you know anything, help me, many thanks.
i got it again i am 41 can i have mine taken out
What alternative surgical treatments are there to remove tonsils? I saw it on a previous episode where a young girl had her tonsils removed by a laser? This meant her recovery was quicker than the normal procedure.
hi im 24 and i snore really badly. i even snore when on my and side. i have noticed that when i wake up the back of my throught where my tonsils are is dry. could it be my tonsils that are causing this and if so how do i rectify this?
I'm constantly getting tonsillitis but more recently I have noticed almost like ulcers at the back of my throat stemming from behind my tonsils. My tonsils are always inflamed and constantly look very red and raw the pain can be horrible and it doesn't seem to be enough to get them taken out, what can I do? Melissa
I had this myself, I'm constantly getting sore throats and tonsitits atleast 5 times a year, 2 of these times being unbearable I can't even leave my bed. I was told last year I would 'grow out of it' Id never suffered until I was atleast 16 and I am now 21. As this was effecting my work attendance I refused to listen to the doctors advice, after all im spending at least £50 a year just on antibiotics, I pushed for a second opinion with the ENT dept. The moment the doctor looked at my throat I was referred straight away as my tonsils were inflamed and pitted without having tonsilitis. I'm now due to be having them out anytime and have been gifted tonsillitis this weekend! Keep pushing, they can't deny you a referral. Good luck 😊
I have tonsil stones regularly which smell horribly and I can also constantly taste them. I try and remove daily but through gargling and massaging the tonsils but they always come back. I would like my tonsils removed, will my doctor allow this or can I request it to be done privately? Why should I have to put up with this every day if I want them removed it should be my choice I have to live with it !
hi, i have been also suffering tonsil stones before. What I did is I brush my teeth longer than usual .I prefer one with lots of flouride . then I use baking soda to brush my tongue, and scrape it with spoon, gargle for 2 minutes with 10% hydrogen peroxide mixed with water (see label) twice a day,I see to it that it reaches my throat.Then I use cotton swab wet with hydrogen peroxide to cleanse my tonsils, throat, tonsil crypts.Be careful not to gag. The first time I used the swab it burnt my tonsils, or rather probably these were bacteria or yeasts because now it no longer burn. I went to the ENT and prescribed me med so my burnt tonsils wont get infected. Its been 5 months now since Ive been doing this and when I regularly check my tonsils by pressing it,I could no longer squeeze any stones.I noticed also that my tonsil areas are red and healthy compared before . Hope this helps.. :)
Btw, floss daily and after gargling with H2O2 rinse with water. For a finishing touch, I use cotton balls , wet it with coco virgin oil and dab on my tongue..If you still have bb even with tonsil stones gone, try the candida check . . Just read lately, a guy with white patches of yeast in the esophagus, throat area as seen in his endoscopy..his taking anti fungal drugs and his bb are gone...
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