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I have plaques in the throat, Quite severe, I had the same

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I have plaques in the throat
JA: How severe is this?
Customer: Quite severe
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: I had the same problem 3 minths ago and get infected
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Tonsils stones, quite severe, had previous infection and hospital recovery, needed antibiotics but I have the GP in another postcode

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Age 27
Red tonsils and little white stones on the backthroat
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Hello, please hold on, I am typing out your answer

You are having a tonsil stone, called a Tonsillolith.

Tonsil stones form in the crypts or indentations of the tonsils, due to accumulation of food.

They are not a risk.

Most tonsilloliths are asymptomatic and patients are not even aware that they have the stone.

Sometimes tonsilloliths can cause bad breath due to accumulation of food particles.

Sometimes also they can cause infection and this gives rise to the typical symptoms of tonsillitis like pain during swallowing, fever, etc.

If they are not causing a problem they need not be treated.

But if they are causing bad breath, or you feel uncomfortable, they can be removed.

Usually gurgling with warm saline water, or with Hydrogen peroxide gurgle, can remove the stones.

Sometimes they can be removed with the finger, and they can be removed by your doctor too with instruments.

If they are causing tonsillitis, then treatment is with antibiotics and other supportive treatment plus removal of stones.

You should not worry about this.

You should gurgle with Hydrogen Peroxide gurgle available OTC in pharmacies. This should be sufficient to remove them.

If they are not removed with this, and if you are having any symptoms like bad breath, then you should approach a doctor, preferably an ENT, to get this removed.

Recurrent tonsillar stones with symptoms are often treated by removing the tonsils through tonsillectomy, discuss about this with your doctor.

Take care - wish you good health and a quick recovery. Stay safe.

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