What are Tonsil Stones (Tonsillolith)

Tonsil stones are also called tonsilloliths,  small lumps that grow on the tonsils consisting of hardened materials. They start as small yellowish spots and grow until they become large stones.

What do tonsil stones look like?

They may be large in size up to 1 cm in size, but they can also be 1-2 mm in size, making them difficult to see. Rarely, as some studies have reported,  stones are larger than 4 cm.

What are the symptoms of tonsil stones

1. Bad breath (halitosis): people can experience severe bad breath due to bacteria or possibly an infection.

2. Cough: sensing a foreign body can cause an annoying and uncomfortable cough.

3. Ear pain: can develop in any area of the tonsils/ It is possible that it will affect a nerve pathway shared with the ear. This can radiate the pain, even if it does not touch the ear itself.

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