Tonsil Stones Symptoms
First - What are tonsil stones?Tonsil stones, officially known as Tonsilithiths, are calcified lumps of food, mucus, and bacteria that form in the pits and crypts of people’s tonsils. Tonsil stones are easily identifiable by their foul smell, yellow/beige color and inconsistent bumpy circular shape. If you have tonsil stones, you know how frustrating and annoying they can be!
Tonsil Stones Symptoms
The main symptoms of tonsil stones are discomfort, smell, and reduced self-esteem. People who get tonsil stones vary significantly with respect to severity and frequency of symptoms.
Some people get tonsil stones only a couple times a year while some people have them several times a week. Some tonsil stone sufferers just cough up the stone lump and it’s no big deal, while others have severe enough symptoms that they go through the excruciating process of having a tonsillectomy as an adult.
Tonsil Stones Discomfort
Discomfort can be one of the first symptoms that tonsil stone sufferers experience. They might feel a hard piece of debris in their throat about the size of a nerd candy or as large as a pea if not dislodged for a long enough period of time. You might also feel a foreign object on your tongue if you rub it against your tonsils.
There are currently no safe tonsil stone removal tools on the market so people often try to remove their tonsil stones with their fingers, q-tips, bobby pins, off-label Amazon products, pens, and many other devices that increase risk of secondary infection and choking. Unfortunately, many people experience significant discomfort by trying to remove tonsil stones in an unsafe manner with unsafe devices.
You should never put unsafe devices in your throat such as untethered detachable small parts that can cause choking hazards. If you ever start choking on a device or tonsil stone, call 911 immediately.
Tonsil Stones Smell
Tonsil Stones Reduced Self-EsteemWhen people have tonsil stones, it can make them feel embarrassed and reduce their self-esteem. They may try to hide the negative symptoms from significant others and loved ones because they think that tonsil stones odor is unattractive or that the tonsil stones are disgusting in general.
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