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Ooops! I was wrong again. I should have said SOME dairy. Here's a better link with more foods listed.


http://www.happyherbalist.com/alkaline-acid_balance.htm
 
justmebyanyname last decade
Argh, i just had a huge one, it was actually trapped behind my toncil which was pritty weird. I had been feeling like there was a lump in my throat for ages, and it was really annoying me. After my tea today i saw one which had come into view - its taken me the best part of an hour to loosen it and get it out! Lots of gargling, poking and making myself sneeze. Finally managed to sneeze it out and smelt it (because until i came to this site i never had). Smelt fowl - however i never feel like i had bad breath, it was only after the stone came out that i could smell it overwhelmingly.
Im going to go to my doctors on monday. I really hope that they dont come back as its really getting me down. I dont want to have my toncils out, because i dont get toncilitus often or anything like that. I just want these little things to leave me alone :(
 
Amyztx last decade
Rinse with seasalt and little baking soda and merc.viv is what took it away for me.
 
daysunnier last decade
I've had these tonsil stones now for about 5 years and thought i was the only person in the world until i found this forum a few months ago. At first i just used to notice small stones but then i soon learnt i could remove the stones by picking at them (i find the best way is with the end of a pair of tweezers its just enough to pop the stones out). A few weeks ago i went to the doctors with a sore throat and they said they would refer me to the ENT as if it was annoying me they should take a look. Just got back from ENT now they was pretty amazed how big my holes in my tonisls were but they simply said that if i have my tonsils taken out this will stop the tonsil stones from re-appearing. I will let you all know how it goes...
 
xlaurax last decade
i first started getting tonsil stones when i was 15 or 15, and i am now 23. during this whole time, i have been vegetarian. an interesting point to mention is that my tonsil stones COMPLETELY disappeared during the 5 years that i went vegan. recently, i started consuming dairy again. and lo and behold, the tonsil stones came back right away, and with a mighty vengeance. i've been spitting them out at least a few times a week, and this morning i spat out two of the biggest stones i have ever had (about the size of large raisins). i must also mention that before i went vegan, i was getting strep throat once every 4 months (exam time each semester of university). and upon going vegan, i never got strep throat again; i also stopped getting common colds and flus.

i have also noticed that over the past couple of weeks, after sleeping during the night, i've been waking up with an extremely dry mouth. my tongue literally feels like sandpaper. i'm not sure if this dryness is a cause or effect of the tonsil stones.

as for cures, i firmly believe that eliminating dairy from your diet will solve the problem (you'll also have way less mucous). it's the only thing that kept me from having even 1 stone over a period of 5 years. i'm not sure that it is a *direct* cure - maybe the strep throat was causing my stones? but veganism eradicated all my illnesses, which in turn may have stopped the tonsil stones.

good luck to everyone dealing with this nasty problem!
 
kmoeller last decade
I haven't posted in a while but I have been reading with interest all the discussion. I, too, am still bothered by these and have tried the salt water, honey, and Listerine remedies plus the irrigation suggested in previous posts. Sad to say, but not one of these has cured the problem. I feel as if I am lessening the amount of stones that I experience but they simply will not go away. I am wondering if yogurt is as bad as regular dairy. I cut out all dairy but have been eating yogurt for the past week. It is some systemic root problem that I feel needs to be addressed and I will continue to research it. I admire the helpfulness of people on this forum and I truly hope that we can find a way to eliminate-not just manage- these annoying stones. By the way, there was a newspaper column in the local paper here that addressed this problem---the cure? Remove your tonsils.
I believe there is a link to the PH thing or candida so I will continue to look for answers but I remain open to any suggestions.
 
freshbreath last decade
freshbreath, that is exactly what i have been saying alllll along. i feel very sorry for you guys that are trying to solve this problem with an easy solution. there is only one solution kiddos :


remove your tonsils.
 
Byron M last decade
well i believe that the cure to my problem was when my tonsils came out i had my medication stolen from me so i could not take it and tried to call the doctor to see if i could get more and he would not give me anymore so i had to suffer with it and then i could feel and infection set up and i called back and they dismissed me as a patient i told them that i did call in and want more meds they did not even want to listen to me so i have had to leave the state of nashville to get me some help with this matter and hopefully tom. i will have some lead way on this oh yea removing dairy does help the matter out the most hope and best wishes to all of yall later guys.
 
tonsils gone last decade
I recently discovered that this was protein buildup in the throat (or now that I've read several of these responses below), the tonsils. I think I know what to do to lower their buildup, but how do you take them out? Right now I have this huge "tonsil stone" stuck in my throat...I can totally feel it whenever I swallow...and it's really irritating. I wish to take them out so if anyone knows how to take these suckers out, that would be great.
 
Ihavemanyquestions last decade
Oh, and I've been wondering...are these "communicable?"
 
Ihavemanyquestions last decade
try poking (gently) at your tonsils with a q-tip. i tried that the other night, and a couple of stones that i didn't even know where ther popped right out. gross, but it works.
 
kmoeller last decade
okay guys i gotta ask....what is a q-tip?
 
Amyztx last decade
Hello. My name is justin. I am 16 years old. i have been smoking since i was 11. bout 3 weeks ago my throat started hurting. i took a light and saw something white in the back side of my throat. i took a toothbrush and poked at it. the white thing fell from the side of my throat, it was a chunk and where the white thing used to be there is now a hole. the hole is closed but on the other side of my throat the same thing is happening. but its alot worse (meaning the hole is bigger,not closing and alot more white chunks with a foul smell is coming out). i m going to a doctor tomorow just wanted to see if anyone had this b4 so i am prepared b4 i go to the doctors tomorrow. Thanks
 
jmr1234 last decade
I have no idea what is really going on, and I am quiet scared, and sad about it. I can't smile at all now. I am only 15. It says on this forum that they are tonsil stones, and one of you said you were convinced it was part of your brain. Me too! The disease is called Acid Reflux; is it a severe disease? Just a couple of weeks ago...well I can't remember anymore when it really was, but the biggest one that i've had so far (about 4-5 times by now) was when I was in my bed reading..hmm, well I think I was reading. Hehe, ok. Whenever I cough, usually when I cough..about the 3d cough I happen to cough this REALLY nasty white/yellowish ball that kind of looks like a piece of your brain. I WAS SO CONFUSED, AND FRANKlY..STILL AM! :-(
I feel sad. I have never heard of this before until basically...tonight. Noone in my family has ever heard of it.
I wonder why they form? I don't want to go to sleep now knowing I have such enemies in my throat! Plus...they are so smelly. JUST LIKE POOP. Why so scary?!
Some people have like..an essay on this stuff, and I say to myself, "Wow, how can you really write so much?" But the truth is...really, that I start writing and never FINISH!
Many things are going wrong...I apparently got some desease recently, one of my brothers who lives in Japan is going crazy..psicologically because he hates my mom the most, ESP. Crazy guy. We have so many decisions we have to make about things. My cat is meowing in pain, because we gave her dewarming medicine..because she had some womrs in her poop lately. 2 and some months ago when we got her, she was in a little pain as well for about 2 weeks, but yet no worms. I guess they de-warmed her before we got her. I love her, but she makes WAY too much noise. I kind of can't stand it anymore. There are also other things in my mind, but i will not write a book now. To wrap this up..to give this a final end already, the bottom line is that things are not going so well for everyone around in this household. Life is HARD. Noone every said it was easy, and it isn't. I am still only 15; time is the biggest thing we have for being so young, and I've got so much time left. I hope things go well thought. Anyway, I am sickened and disgusted by this all. Gross lil' brain-looking..poopyyyyyyy smelling bastards ( oh, I can describe forever), PLEASE, JUST GO TO HELL! I wish all deseases would just go F*** off. Well, that can't happen of course. But each one of you should just pray even without being Christian (I am not 100% Christian, but I pray). I'm going to pray. Good luck to everybody out there. BTW, when I was very young, I had a problem with my heart, and growing up I was sick about every month with very high temperature of fever. After coming from Prague in Czech Republic to USA, pretty quickly my problems went away, and I do not reguraly get sick. Just sometimes, the common colds. Now another problem has started. What If I can kiss ever again?! Haha. ok so not funny. All of a sudden feel more lonely and scared than ever. YES, ALRIGHT, NOW I'M WRITING WAY TOO MUCH. I BET I WROTE MORE THAN ANYWAY OF YOU. Wow. I am writing too much, please stop me. Omg, now. NOW. O myyy goshhhh NOW. ok well bye. see ya all later. NOW. fine. bye

 
sachiDRkawaova last decade
I have no idea what is really going on, and I am quiet scared, and sad about it. I can't smile at all now. I am only 15. It says on this forum that they are tonsil stones, and one of you said you were convinced it was part of your brain. Me too! The disease is called Acid Reflux; is it a severe disease? Just a couple of weeks ago...well I can't remember anymore when it really was, but the biggest one that i've had so far (about 4-5 times by now) was when I was in my bed reading..hmm, well I think I was reading. Hehe, ok. Whenever I cough, usually when I cough..about the 3d cough I happen to cough this REALLY nasty white/yellowish ball that kind of looks like a piece of your brain. I WAS SO CONFUSED, AND FRANKlY..STILL AM! :-(
I feel sad. I have never heard of this before until basically...tonight. Noone in my family has ever heard of it.
I wonder why they form? I don't want to go to sleep now knowing I have such enemies in my throat! Plus...they are very smelly. just like poo poo. Why so scary?!
Some people have like..an essay on this stuff, and I say to myself, "Wow, how can you really write so much?" But the truth is...really, that I start writing and never FINISH!
Many things are going wrong...I apparently got some desease recently, one of my brothers who lives in Japan is going crazy..psicologically because he hates my mom the most, ESP. Crazy guy. We have so many decisions we have to make about things. My cat is meowing in pain, because we gave her dewarming medicine..because she had some womrs in her poop lately. 2 and some months ago when we got her, she was in a little pain as well for about 2 weeks, but yet no worms. I guess they de-warmed her before we got her. I love her, but she makes WAY too much noise. I kind of can't stand it anymore. There are also other things in my mind, but i will not write a book now. To wrap this up..to give this a final end already, the bottom line is that things are not going so well for everyone around in this household. Life is HARD. Noone every said it was easy, and it isn't. I am still only 15; time is the biggest thing we have for being so young, and I've got so much time left. I hope things go well thought. Anyway, I am sickened and disgusted by this all. Gross lil' brain-looking..poopyyyyyyy smelling bastards ( oh, I can describe forever), PLEASE, JUST GO TO HELL! I wish all deseases would just go F*** off. Well, that can't happen of course. But each one of you should just pray even without being Christian (I am not 100% Christian, but I pray). I'm going to pray. Good luck to everybody out there. BTW, when I was very young, I had a problem with my heart, and growing up I was sick about every month with very high temperature of fever. After coming from Prague in Czech Republic to USA, pretty quickly my problems went away, and I do not reguraly get sick. Just sometimes, the common colds. Now another problem has started. What If I can't kiss ever again?! Haha. ok so not funny. Anyway, in other words..not trying to curse, I am sad and all of a sudden feel more lonely and scared than ever. YES, ALRIGHT, NOW I'M WRITING WAY TOO MUCH. Wow. I am writing too much, please stop me. Omg, now. NOW. O myyy goshhhh NOW. ok well bye. see ya all later. NOW. fine. bye
 
sachiDRkawaova last decade
I honestly do not know if I am "poking" in the right place. Where exactly are the "tonsil stones" on the tonsils? I am confused of where to "poke." Thank you for the advice kmoeller but I do not know where exactly to poke, because what if I poke in the wrong place?
 
Ihavemanyquestions last decade
Amyztx,
A q-tip is a small plastic stick with cotton buds on each end.

kmoeller,
Look at the foods that make the difference between a vegan and vegetarian diet...then... look up on the pH list how those foods effect your body. :) guess what? They're acids ;) Just goes to add to the theory! Try doing the vegan with the lime water maybe as a test for us? To make the lime water you get pickling lime from the grocery store in the canning area and put one tablespoon in a gallon of distilled water and drink a Tablespoon of this water at a time to lower your bodies acidity. (google "acid balance" for more help) If you try this please let us know!!!! Thanks :)

freshbreath,
Hang in there! ;) I'm thinking we are close to an answer here... I'm really convinced if we can lower our acidity we might cure this! google "acid balance" for more help.

Byron M,
Duddddddddeeeeeeeee.... i personally have considered having your tonsils removed the easy solution! Living with these searching for a solution is not easy, but I so think this pH thing might be the answer.

tonsils gone,
Try reading up on pH balancing. :)

ihavemanyquestions,
Most of us squirt them out. Look for a Monject 412 syringe for a cheap and easy solution or go with a water pic but becareful not to hurt your tonsils with too strong of a jet of water. And YEP! I think they are contagious, but no one is positive. Good Luck!

jmr1234,
Most of us have tonsil stones. The true indicator is the smell. And those holes are called crypts. Good Luck!

sachiDRkawaova,
What a confusing post. Acid reflux and tonsil stones are two different things. Best thing you can do for your acid reflux is not eat or drink (not even water) three hours before laying down. Good Luck!

ihavemanyquestions,
I found that for me to poke around too much just irritated my throat. But it's the pilliar tonsils that they usually hide in. Hope that helps. Google "tonsilliar ring"

I'm SOOOOOOO hoping that some of you test out the acid balancing and report back for us! :) Good Luck All!
 
justmebyanyname last decade
justmybyanyname,

i am DEFINITELY going to try this acidity balancing thing. i will probably start this weekend and report back in a week.

yuck, dairy is causing the stones to grow so quickly in my tonsils. roughly 24 hrs after spitting out 2 huge ones and dislodging another 2 stones, i was poking at my tonsils. and i dislodged another one! this means it is only taking about a day for them to form! i knew it was a new one, because i had really made sure there was nothing left the first time i examined my tonsils. and the new one smelled different; foul, but not quite as putrid. more fresh, but still stinky, if that makes sense.

i really want to find a cure for this, because at this point, i refuse to have my tonsils removed. i do not react well to small operations like those. i had a horrible experience with my wisdom teeth, and i am not risking something similar by getting my tonsils out.

again, on the acidity issue: as a vegan, i eat plenty of homemade hummus, which i make with copious amounts of fresh lemon juice. i also eat a citrus fruit on a daily basis. would this have an effect, positive or negative?
 
kmoeller last decade
oh, i forgot to mention something else that i am going to try:

gargling with a tea-tree/water solution, and perhaps even using diluted tea tree oil applied directly to my tonsils.

tea tree oil has worked for me in the past, for various things like infections and bad breath. it's worth a try!

and i also noticed that poking at my tonsils, albeit gently, made that area red and irritated. but if it prevents me from sneezing at an inopportune moment and shooting a stone across the room, then so be it!
 
kmoeller last decade
Thank you, justmebyanyname. I do not wish to have my tonsils removed and many posts have alluded to the fact that they are in our bodies for a reason. I am aiming for the root cause. I got some ph strips and by using the foods on the alkaline/acid lists that I googled, I have changed the color from yellow (acid) to a nice purple in about a week. I test every morning. It's a start, I believe. The lists are helpful because guessing at foods proved that I was quite wrong about which ones were acid or not.
I haven't had any stones for several weeks but my throat still feels unhealthy and morning breath is unbelievable. I will continue trying to eliminate these as there have been many stretches when I haven't had any.
 
freshbreath last decade
justmebymyname: thank you. The tonsil stones are really annoying because it makes my throat/vocal area feel all iffy. I didn't know that dairy foods (cheese, yogurt)caused them to form at a faster rate! It's terrible because I really like those foods...and honestly, I don't really care about the TS unless they really, really bother me and that has not been the case. Some have suggested to me that gargling with warm salt water will help the buildup and will also help your teeth as well.
 
Ihavemanyquestions last decade
i belive that it does have something to do with the ph balance and hormone balance in our body so what good does it do to take them out i am not sure but i guess it does help some children but i am not sure of what it does to adults because mine have come back or some portion of the tissue and they seem to be interfering with my hearing or actually protecting me from an infection from a dag gum steriod which i believe that no one should ever use anyway in their whole entire life and these dr.'s wonder why we get hooked on things i think that they need not to prescribe them at all instead go the homeopathic way but that would mean less money. ha ha it is all about the money with dr's what ever happnened to the good dr's if there ever was such a thing. like it has been said before your throat health is your health. and most medicine is for your tonsils and adenoids anyway.
 
tonsils gone last decade
Hi everyone -
I've been doing some research on this issue for a few weeks now, but today I've decided to end it and look into getting my tonsils removed. I really have no idea how long my tonsilloliths have been a problem, but it was just a few weeks ago that my boyfriend decided to tell me he doesn't kiss me anymore because my breath smells like my mouth is rotting (he loves me, honestly he does!). So I looked up "chronic bad breath" and came across this.

So after I found out what it was, I decided to everything I read on every different website. I gargled with about 5 different products after EVERY SINGLE TIME I ate (pain in the ass, let me tell you..) I've cut back on dairy, I've taken to using nasel spray and decongestants and mucas reducers many times a day, and I check my throat daily. I thought they were gone, but today when I gargled one came out. Where from, I wonder? Well. I pushed on the side of my cheek (gagged myself, I have a very sensitive gag reflex) and the ENTIRE left side of my throat is full of little tiny white tonsil stones. I think I spit out about 11 of them today after I thought I'd solved the problem, and there's still more I can't reach.. and that is just on the left side. I haven't even looked on the right yet.

So I've given up, and first thing tomorrow morning I will be on the phone with my doctor making an appointment for a tonsillectomy.

I'm only sharing this with you because I thought the gargling and watching what I eat and the nasel stuff was working... but I was wrong.

IT DOES NOT WORK!

I've been in and out of surgery throughout my whopping 19 years of life, what's one more? I'm not going to go the rest of my life gargling with numerous different products after every snack or meal, or having to worry about my breath or nasty white balls building up inside my throat.
 
kimmy11201 last decade
Hey guys, I just wanted to respond to some things I've been trying on my situation. I don't think that I get the stones from my tonsils, but rather my adenoids, because my tonsils are rather small, and don't appear to have large crypts in them at all, and I have never seen a tonsil stone in them... ANYWAY

I talked to my mom about the problem, and because I do have post-nasal drip she agreed with me that the stones were a result of the constant mucus stream going down my throat, so I've been taking over the counter allergy medicine (loradadine), at first it did not stop the post nasal drip, so I started NasalCrom allergy nose spray last week, and it's been amazing, I don't have post nasal drip anymore, I haven't had a stone in a while (not since I even started the over the counter allergy pills) and since adding the NasalCrom I've noticed a HUGE difference in my overall breath, and my throat is no longer sore, nor does it feel like I have stones in it.

If you have post nasal drip as a result of allergies, then it could be a big factor in the stones, and trying allergie medications may help! It has for me so far. Just thought I'd pass on the info!
 
cece27 last decade
Kimmy11201,

I totally feel your pain on this, I have a boyfriend too, and I know it makes me self conscious, but he also has allergies so we're both in the same boat.

If you have post nasal drip, getting your tonsils will only get rid of the stones, but the sulfur from mucus will still form on your tongue. A lot of people, myself included don't get bad breath from the stones, but rather the mucus that causes the stones.

Your best bet is to see a doctor who is specifically trained in allergies and try some perscription strength allergy medicine...and to get some information about your condition BEFORE seeing the ENT to get your tonsils removed. At least then when you go to the ENT you'll have a better idea of the possible cause of the stones, and maybe you can fight the allergies and fight the stones at the same time...that would give you a well rounded result!
 
cece27 last decade
Justme and gang,

You always give such good advice and raise such interesting questions. I just wanted to say thank you for that!

As far as the PH balance goes, I suppose at various times during the day the PH in your mouth could vary, but your overall acid-base balance should always be fine as it's an easy process for your body. The only difference in your body between a molecule being an acid or a base is a simple hydrogen atom. To keep your blood chemistry balanced your body exchanges hydrogen atoms constantly during the day. Your kidneys also control your acid-base balance too. Anyway, do you really want to go through life afraid to eat this or that just because you think it might make you develop tonsil stones? That is WAY too much work when you can just have your tonsils out (well most people at least) and be done with it.

I've had these for 30 years and trust me, there's very little rhyme or reason to why they form, try as I may to find some. I applaud you for trying to make these connections, but it seems to me it could drive a person a bit crazy trying to figure out if they can eat this or that based on body chemistry.

I had my tonsils out years ago, but I do have a place deep in my throat where they seem to form occasionally (not often thank God.) It is definitely the same thing as a tonsil stone, so gross. I've noticed it's when I eat nuts or something hard like corn chips that the problem usually starts. For me at least I think it starts with a food particle that gets stuck in my throat. It's more the structure of my tongue (huge at back) and throat, (tends to constrict when I eat a food I'm sensitive to,) that makes the difference for me. Maybe someone else can relate to that. Chocolate or caffeine can constrict my throat and give me horrible breath from an allergic reaction. (That's the only time I get post-nasal drip and I only know it from the smell, not anything I notice in my throat.)

About the dairy, I eat dairy all the time and don't have an ounce of mucous from it. My sinuses are completely clear, tongue pink and clear, no post nasal drip, etc, but still get the stones when they darn well please.

About whether we "excrete" anything from the tonsils, not as far as I've ever heard. The sulphur in your mouth isn't like the yellow powder solid form, it's just sulphur gases the bacteria in your mouth produce. It can be from the food caught around your teeth, in the tonsil crypts, at the back of the tongue, etc.

Just me, weren't you the one who mentioned giving up nuts and chocolate (many pages ago)? That has helped me too.
 
whatastoner last decade

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