are irregularly shaped, whitish or yellowish globs of food
particles and bacteria that get caught in the back of the
throat. They form in the small pocket like parts of the
tonsils called tonsil crypts. They emit a very unpleasing
are a cause of bad breath. They are not very harmful,
though. The scientific name of the tonsil stone is
They can weigh from 300 mg to 42 g. They are more common in
adults as compared to children. Tonsil stone symptoms
usually do not include any severely painful condition
at the start that is why they often go undetected.
Some of the tonsil stones symptoms are as follows:
A person with those scratchy protuberances may experience bad
breath. It is one of
prominent tonsil stones symptoms. Many people just chew
on some peppermint gum to get rid of this smell without
realizing that this bad breath can be a sign of a medical
problem. The bad breath will keep on getting worse with time.
A scientific study was carried out in which it was found out
that in nearly all the situations where the cause of bad
breath could not be found out, presence of tonsil stone was
the actual reason of the bad smell. Another study was carried
out in which a group of people with bad breath were given a
special examination. The purpose was to find out that if there
were any traces of sulfur compounds in the subjectís breath.
The results showed that more than 75 percent of the group
members had abnormally large concentration of sulfur compounds
with the presence of tonsil stones.
debris is also one of the tonsil stones symptoms.
Usually this white debris is hidden in the folds or pocket
like parts of the tonsil. Stones can also become visible at
the rear of the throat as lumps are made from some hard
material. When they are hidden they can be detected only with
the help of CT scans or MRI. Irritated and sore throat is also
one of the tonsil stones symptoms. Sometimes it is
difficult to identify whether; the irritation is being caused
by tonsil stones or tonsillitis, the inflammation of tonsils.
Tonsil stones can appear with the tonsil infections too. They
can give you a sensation of soreness and tenderness in the
tonsils. You can also experience difficulty in swallowing. If
the tonsil stones get bigger in size they can make it
difficult to eat and drink. You feel like there is something
in your throat that does not go away when you swallow. You
also experience tonsil irritation when the stones start
getting harder. The tonsils start getting inflamed and if the
infection is also there, then the condition gets worse.
Gradually the nerves get disturbed. Thus, you can feel ear
associated with tonsil stones are not painful or problematic
for the sufferer at the start that is why no one notes their
presence before they get worse to cause pain and make it
difficult to swallow and eat.
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