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tonsiloliths

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
Help! I have finally found out what my nasty nasty tonsil problem is. Its been ongoing and misdiagnosed so many times by doctors (and me!) but I finally found out this is exactly waht I have. I get it badly at least one a every two days-one a day some times.

Basically it is caused by a nasal drip-didn't even know I had one but i guess I do have a heck of a lot of er mucos going on! Got used to it. It basically is when debris from sinuses and noses gets in the tonsils and bacteria feeds off it. Causes hard foul smelling tonsil stones-or tonsiloliths to form and these often make me feel like gagging if they fall out themselves esp as they smell so foul. (nasty nasty sulfury smell). I can pick them out but this is neither hygenic or very nice to see me doing


I've searched google and found a good cure-in the form of a system involving oxygen spray. tongue scraper and sinus spray. This seems excellent. The only other options seem to be to have tonsils removed or put up with them

I can't have tonsils removed as I had a cleft palate as a kid. I can't put up with it any longer as its awful and makes me very self aware like I have bad breath (don't know if I do but I feel paranoid that i must)


So basically I need some help in finding a cure that is sold in the uk-or a name of a product I can ask if my doctor can prescribe me-thats not american-or if it is it can be found in the uk


Sorry this is a bit rushed but have to go watch tv! Yep I;m sad. But I'd appreciate any advice. Gotta wait to see doctor at xmas time (workin fulltime now) so want to be fully prepared as I wnat this sorting now I know what it is.

Thanks! I wil listen to advice-even if its criticism so pleas be honest and give your views!

Comments

  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Lol, I get this too, it's disgusting! For ages I'd just leave them, and they'd be there all the time. Now I can squeeze them out, by pushing the back of my throat around them. So much can be squeezed out of them, it's horrible, and realy smells (sorry, I know this is really disgusting!). Sometimes my throat's sore with them, but other times they just feel weird. I always feel like it makes my breath smell weird when they're big, but I don't know if it actually does.

    So yep, wasn't much point to this other than to say I get it too!

    Hope you get it sorted, Tates x
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    An ex of mine had a sinus infection that caused her sinuses to get bunged up, and make an awful smell. :yuck: So I can fully sympathies with you.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I used to get these, they're totally normal if you have holes in your tonsils where food debris gets caught. Mucus then forms around them and causes the hard lumps. It's not a serious problem it's just annoying and a bit gross. Mine just stopped of their own accord but the only thing I can suggest is maybe gargling with some TCP to keep the back of your throat clean, and doing tongue scraping and using a mouthwash if you're worried about bad breath.

    If you want a sinus spray, there is a Vix Sinex one which you shove in your nostril, squirt and inhale deeply. That might be what you're looking for.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    er, Roo might know about this stuff...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Brush after every meal?

    I heard something like that.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    all good suggestions I shall try out! Anything that can help will be tried so ta! I have started taking my multi vit everyday and this has aided a lil bit-maybe a placebo effect I dunno. But still getting them. I also noticed I got them when I smoked (i know my bad) lol I'll update when I've tried out the suggestions!

    hmm brushing after every meal might be hard when I'm at work tho hehe
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Fiend_85
    er, Roo might know about this stuff...

    lol... postnasal drips yeh, but i dont have smelly breath n tonsoliths... or oi, are you tryin to tell me i have smelly breath?!

    Can the docs not try to sort out your postnasal drip? surely if that was cut down it wouldn#t be as much of a problem. Try going back to the ENT specialist.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by queenmab_roo
    lol... postnasal drips yeh, but i dont have smelly breath n tonsoliths... or oi, are you tryin to tell me i have smelly breath?!

    Can the docs not try to sort out your postnasal drip? surely if that was cut down it wouldn#t be as much of a problem. Try going back to the ENT specialist.

    Right, so you're saying you DON'T have the smelly breath? Ok, fair enough...
  • JadedJaded back for more Posts: 2,682
    As a short term measure, why don't you try calling NHS direct, 0845 46 47?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    thanks-I am gonna call them as got another niggle to ask about whilst am on there!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    tonsiloliths...can I get this straight cause like, ...yeah- I have holes in one of my tonsils, lots of white gunk comes out, smells foul etc...which is...skank resultant of tonisilitis...yah? Cause if I'm right then... I merely poke my tonsils (I no longer gag with my hand back my throat) and poke it all loose...sometimes comes out of own, utterly gross and skanky but still- is that right?

    Malt Munk xxx :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Yep, that's what mine is like. Sometimes I get a sore throat at the same time, othertimes it's just there for no reason.

    Tates xxx
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    yep exactly what is up with mine too! When I found out I googled and found out some basic info (mainly a site selling stuff to cure it but its american) but have a look.

    Thats why i asked on here as i couldn't find much out on google apart from the american site selling stuff! still have a look!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I have this problem too. I've been using a neti pot (as suggested on a site I found) for the last couple of months and it seems to be improving.

    In case anyone's unsure, neti is an Indian ritual (not sure if that's quite the right word) of nasal irrigation using lukewarm saltwater. You can buy a neti pot online which is what I did. I thought it sounded a bit weird and slightly gross but I can't find a better solution to the problem so I'm giving it a try!
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