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    Old 08-18-2005, 09:52 AM   #1
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    Are tonsil stones infection?

     
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    Old 08-18-2005, 10:30 AM   #2
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    Re: - Tonsil Stones -

    They're debris from within the tonsils. They would have bacteria in them as all "cleansing" parts of our body do. Think of it as tonsil snot.

    If your tonsils are infected, you will know...they will be swollen, sore, and I would think the production of tonsil stones would be more. AS well, infection can cause more crypts, and therefore form more stones.

    I started my "closet squeezing" habit when I had chronic infections and noticed a white "thingie" sticking out of my tonsil.....I squeezed it out and was shocked at the crap that continued coming....I was hooked and found a way to limit the amount of stuff in there.

    My doc disagreed to take out my tonsils...so I'm stuck cleaning them out daily (those nasty things caught in my gum was the last straw)...

    So, yes there could be infection in the stones, but they aren't a sign of infection. They to me are a sign that the tonsils are working tho.

    My take on it.

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    Old 10-30-2005, 05:25 PM   #3
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    My doctors tried to tell me for 3 years that tonsil stones were caused by my allergies and that they would go away after taking allergy medicine. Needless to say, they didn't and all I got was a bunch of meds in my cabinet and alot of dr bills. I finally went to an Ear, Nose & Throat specialist that said they only way to get rid of cryptic tonsils were to remove them. I go under the knife November 7th.

     
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    It is now November 1st, my surgery was August 25th and couldn't be more happy about it. I'm perfectly fine and no more stones, those gross, horrifying 'things' that are more than embarassing are no more! I suggest a tonsillectomy to anyone with these as long as your going to an ENT you can trust. My ENT told me I didn't HAVE to get them removed, it was my choice. Never go to an ENT that pushes for a tonsillectomy just for these 'tonsil stones'. But again, I recommend it.

     
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    I agree about not going to an ENT who pushes for one because of the stones, but I have also had an ongoing sore throat for almost 4 months and my voice is starting to be effected. It seems really scratchy now, so we both decided it was the best thing to do. Of course, he completely left it up to me. Although I know its going to be painful, I look forward to it all being over and not having that low-grade sore throat anymore.

     
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