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Old 08-21-2010, 06:16 PM   #1
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Tonsil stones, more like tonsil gunk

I used to get tonsil stones in my right tonsil. I get one occasionally now. But my left tonsil has a bunch of holes now and I'm getting stuff stuck in it. It never really turns into stones, but if I push on my tonsil, stuff shoots out like I'm popping a pimple. It's so nasty. I can taste it all the time and I'm afraid my breath stinks because of it. Whenever I start to taste it really bad, I'll clean it out but it just comes back. Plus I can never seem to get it all. My husband had gotten a little syringe irrigator thing from when he had his wisdom teeth out and I've tried to squirt it with warm water but that just makes me gag really bad. I try gargling but that doesn't help either. Any ideas?

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Old 08-22-2010, 12:55 PM   #2
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Re: Tonsil stones, more like tonsil gunk

I use a cotton swab and push against the tonsil. I wipe away anything that has come out, with the swab.

Old 08-22-2010, 01:46 PM   #3
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Re: Tonsil stones, more like tonsil gunk

I went on low dose doxycycline for a month for another reason. Imagine my surprise when my tonsil stones went away and have STAYED away for 6 months now! BTW, the original problem was not even helped!!!!

You might want to ask you doctor or dentist for a script of doxy. You might have good success as well.

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