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What are tonsil stones? - Michael Jakobsen M.D.

What are tonsil stones?:  Tonsilloliths

The causes for tonsil stones, or tonsilloliths, include such conditions as allergies, post nasal drip, infections, and strep throat.  A common misconception is that these occur from drinking milk.

Tonsil stones form in the pockets of the tonsils, on each side of the back of the mouth.  Some of the symptoms include sore throat, the feeling of an object like a pea stuck in your throat, and ear pain.

Dr. Michael Jakobsen at the Head and Neck Associates of Orange County.  Dr. Jackobsen explained that treatments include daily gargling with mouth wash, salt water gargles, and in some cases medicine and surgery.

Tonsil Stones (Tonsilloliths) Resources 


Dr. Michael Jakobsen


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