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How do you get tonsil stones out? People do this themselves, not a doctor.

 
tastymama

Asked by tastymama at 5:11 PM on Mar. 18, 2011 in Health

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  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uELOO4wskto
    dixie383

    Answer by dixie383 at 7:33 AM on Mar. 19, 2011

  • What are tonsil stones?
    jenn4443

    Answer by jenn4443 at 5:12 PM on Mar. 18, 2011

  • Oh, you put the blunt end of the toothbrush back there and squeeze them out. Or use your finger.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:13 PM on Mar. 18, 2011

  • with tongue
    littlekitty2002

    Answer by littlekitty2002 at 5:20 PM on Mar. 18, 2011

  • I just use the end of a long makeup brush or eyeliner stick. I push on the tonsil and it pops out.
    anng.atlanta

    Answer by anng.atlanta at 5:23 PM on Mar. 18, 2011

  • I have this little tool that came with a nail kit, looks like a metal scoop on a stick. I use that when I have an outbreak and it does a decent job. When I get them I get them back, my tonsils partialy went away on their own so I have tons of little pockets that the stones come out in.

    For those that asked what they are, the technical term is tonsiliths, they are similiar to a kidney stone or gallstone but a soft cottage cheese consistancy, some people are prone to them. They can be small like the size of a tomato seed or bigger. It feels like food stuck in your throat but when you look in the mirror you see white crud in the tonsils. The only cure: having your tonsils removed.

    Mom2Jack04

    Answer by Mom2Jack04 at 5:27 PM on Mar. 18, 2011

  • I am scared. That sounds horrific! I hope you get it out ok!
    dixie383

    Answer by dixie383 at 7:21 PM on Mar. 18, 2011

  • Dear God, you don't! You need to see an ENT and get your tonsils taken out!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:37 PM on Mar. 18, 2011

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