Mutating Tonsil Stones Are Nasty And Can Implode Your Social Life If Left Untreated
If you have recently discovered white or yellowish stones or spots on your tonsils, have bad breath and are too embarrassed to ask anyone about it, then this is for you.
- Those white spots or stones lodged in your tonsils are called tonsil stones
- They are formed by bacteria, mucus and bits of food that gather in the crevices of the tonsils and calcify to form stones.
- They cause discomfort when swallowing, and result in inflamed tonsils quite often
- Manually removing them will not get rid of them permanently
If you thought that was the only problem you had to face
They smell absolutely foul and cause bad breath in 75% of people that suffer with tonsil stones.
Cases have been recorded where these stones have mutated into monster-sized globs as big as 1 inch in size.
….And Worst of All
Your social life could grind to a halt due to avoiding interaction with others as a result of bad breath.
How do tonsil stones occur?
Simply, they come because “garbage” gathers around your tonsils, and when that garbage (things like post nasal drip, food particles, and bacteria) gets caught in tonsil crevices, it hardens into small yellow colored stones that can look like white spots at the back of the throat.
Overactive salivary glands and a reaction to dairy products can also cause tonsilloliths.
Not long ago, people simply thought these tonsillar stones were bits of food or bits of plaque that got caught in the back of the throat — and indeed, they are very small, such that normal physical examinations may not catch them; in some cases, they won’t be seen until a more refined test is used, like a CT scan.
What are the tonsil stones symptoms you can expect to encounter?
Symptoms can be embarrassing and unpleasant indeed. If you have tonsil stones, you can feel as though something is stuck in the back of your throat or that your throat is somehow “tightening.”
You may have a metallic taste in your mouth, and you’ll almost always have chronic bad breath.
If you experience any of the following it may be a good idea to have it checked out.
- Metallic taste in the mouth.
- Difficulty in swallowing
- Sore throat
- Very bad breath
The bigger stones will usually give off a foul smell, resulting in very bad breath. Research has shown that as many as 75% of people who have tonsil stones will also suffer from bad breath as a result.
Adults are at higher risk of developing tonsiliths than children. Anyone with their tonsils intact can contract this condition.
A study of sufferers with a form of recurring tonsillitis (www.netdoctor.co.uk/ate/childrenshealth/203084.html) was used in a unique test, to ascertain if unstable sulfur chemical compounds were included in the subjects’ breath. The presence of these horrible-smelling compounds supplied objective evidence of smelly breath.
The researchers determined that 75% of the people who had abnormally large concentrations of these types of compounds also had tonsilloliths, or tonsil stones.
Other researchers have advised that tonsil stones be looked at in cases when the cause of simple chronic halitosis is in question.
Dr. Harold Katz, known as the bad breath (www.medicinenet.com/bad_breath/article.htm) guru and founder of the Californa Breath Clinics, has been doing research in the field since 1994. He has made great strides and with the research findings he has developed a very effective cure.
Dr. Katz is also the author of the bad breath bible that provides invaluable insight into the causes of halitosis and tonsil stones.
As with any form of treatment you decide to try, you must give it time to be effective and get the desired results. Tonsil stones are foul smelling and can cause discomfort but the good news is that you can rid yourself of them permanently.