Re: small hole in tonsils
I used to get these on and off and had one the majority of the time for about a year or so when I lived in a different state. Strangely enough, when I moved, they went away and I maybe get a tonsil stone twice a year or only once. They used to be very painful and would give me bad sore throats. One doctor told me I had strep, but the medicine did not make it go away, so I'm pretty sure they made a mistake. The second doctor said it could be allergies. Sounds like none quite knew much about tonsil stones, so I looked up the info myself on the internet. I'm not sure, but maybe allergies made them worse once they started. I could pretty much scrape it off with my finger (now I have pretty much no gag reflex from doing that!), but sometimes it would bleed and would just come back quickly.
I agree to gargle with salt water or mouthwash. It seems to really help and can help with the pain too. I used to use those numbing throat sprays and they were about the only thing that helped with the pain, but it never lasted. Sometimes I would have some sugar free throat drops throughout the day. I think the hole in my throat got a little smaller or something, so I'm not getting them as often.
Good luck!! I hope yours go away too!