Learn About Tonsil Stones

What is the definition of Tonsil Stones?
Tonsil stones, also known as tonsilloliths, are calcium deposits that build up in the holes and crevices of the tonsils, which are round, spongy lymph glands on each side of the back of the mouth. Tonsil stones form from mucous, bacteria, or food particles that get trapped in the holes and crevices of the tonsils and begin as soft, white clumps that calcify into stones.
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What are the symptoms of Tonsil Stones?
Symptoms of a tonsil stone include soft, white clumps in the tonsil folds, swollen or inflamed tonsils, bad breath, ear pain, sore throat, fever, headache, difficulty swallowing, and pain and swelling on the outside of throat.
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What are the current treatments for Tonsil Stones?
Treatment for tonsil stones can usually be done at home by gently pushing on the tonsil behind the stone with a cotton swab to dislodge the stone or gargling with saltwater. If the tonsil stone cannot be removed at home, at doctor’s visit will be needed where, after numbing your throat, the stone can be manually removed. Antibiotics may also be given to treat inflammation. In cases where tonsil stones regularly recur, a tonsillectomy may be needed.
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What are the latest Tonsil Stones Clinical Trials?
Post-operative Outcomes of Tonsillectomy With Lateral Pharyngoplasty Versus Tonsillectomy Alone in Children: a Randomized Controlled Trial

Summary: The goal of this treatment study is to determine if doing lateral pharyngoplasty with tonsillectomy is better for children than doing tonsillectomy alone. The main questions it aims to answer are: Do children experience less pain after surgery when lateral pharyngoplasty is performed with tonsillectomy compared to tonsillectomy alone? Do children eat/drink better when lateral pharyngoplasty is per...

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What are the Latest Advances for Tonsil Stones?

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