Those big fleshy things are called TONSILS and those chunks that you're talking about are TONSIL STONES. There is no cure for tonsil stones, other than to get your tonsils removed. Otherwise, your only other option is to try gargling with Listerine as often as possible, but the tonsil stones will always come back, unless you get your tonsils out.
You should go see an Ear, Nose and Throat doctor (ENT) to help diagnose your problem and offer suggestions. In the meantime, you should do a web search for Tonsil Stones and you will find a ton of information about it.
I already told you, go see an ENT doctor and get some REAL suggestions, because anything you may get from people on here is going to be an opinion or a guess, at best. Only a doctor can give you ideas that would possibly work.
Dan, that yellow stuff you mentioned is it hard and smelly? If that is what it is then it's tonsil stone. What I understand is that if you didn't have your tonsil remove, these stones will appear very often.
There is a method I get my tonsil stone out. I use a clean straw and a flashlight. Facing the mirror I checked where the stone is located and whether is it possible to reach. Then I make sure the straw I use is clean and I wash it with vinegar just to kill any bateria. I will place the straw over the stone and give the straw a little push. The stone will pop up easily into the straw. I find using your finger is much harder and you'll end up gagging. I also heard that having bad breath is due to these tonsil stones.
Originally Posted by Dan89
Thanks for the reply..
Does anyone else have any ideas on how to prevent tonsil stones or anyways that will help apart from getting your tonsils out?
Yes this is just an opinion and personal experience ( ) but in the event you want some more of that............
I got these in the 1980's. For about a year or two. I'd just learned my own tricks for getting rid of them when they stopped. I did not have my tonsils out. Maybe they will come back. But since it's been over 20 years since I've had one, I'm not all that concerned about it.
So maybe they always do come back. But so far that's not been my experience.
Hi everyone! I always wondered what these gross little things were! Finally an answer! I want to share with you all!! My daughter bought a water pic and I used it last night, and all the yucky stones seem to come out! I pointed it to the crevices in my tonsils and the water got into those crevises and pushed them out. I'll be using this water pic all the time now, instead of trying to pick them out myself and making my tonsils bleed. Hope this works for you! And lets hope our bad breath gets better!
Hi, found an excellent safe method for removing tonsil stones. I use a water pick. I pointed the water stream to the back of my throat and the stone came right out! I've tried if twice and the second time it was all cleared up!
i also get tonsil stones. just discovered what they were after googling it about a month ago. i'm a physician (internal medicine) and its funny that i had never heard of them before. they're obviously not common to internists b/c i was never taught anything about them, but at the same time not so uncommon to the public after checking out these websites.
i'm just curious about the size of other people's tonsil stones. mine are almost the size of a small tooth or half a tooth. so i'm wondering if a water pic is going to help me. i usually use my finger to pop them out when i see them starting to grow. my tonsils have HUGE crevices in them. but i can't see myself getting a tonsillectomy any time soon.