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Old 08-21-2007, 06:06 AM   #1
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Help solve this question of mine... please?!

Hey guys,

I am a student from singapore and i think i have a problem regarding my nose.

u see, my nasal cavity has always produced and ejected yellowish white particles that are really smelly when squashed. i wonder, what are these particles as they usually come out from the back of my mouth(i.e. the hole from my nasal cavity) and if the particle is big, it results in sore throat.

Please help? thanks

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Old 08-21-2007, 06:48 AM   #2
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Re: Help solve this question of mine... please?!

These are probably tonsilloliths, also called tonsil stones. It's a very common malady. Particles of food, cells from the mouth lining, bacteria, etc, get trapped in the tonsil cavity. Since saliva is contains digestive enzymes, what remains after are tonsil stones.

There's not a whole lot that can be done about them, other than gargling often with salt water and gently "cleaning" out the cavity with a finger or ear swab. Your dr might consider removing your tonsils, but that's only for very extreme cases involving frequent bouts of tonsillitis.

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Old 08-22-2007, 06:53 AM   #3
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Re: Help solve this question of mine... please?!

hey thanks! That helps quite a bit as i was kind of worried when i ******d and saw some really worrying possible causes of these stones... my worries were unfounded then... thank u!

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