Everything You Need to Know to Remove and Prevent Tonsil Stones at Home

Tonsil Stones Removal & Prevention:

Tonsil stones are very common. They occur when there is inflammation or irritation of the tonsils. These irritating conditions include allergies, asthma, sinus infections, food poisoning and other viral infections such as chicken pox and measles. There are many different types of tonsillitis which may cause inflammation in your throat. The most common ones are acute (occurring within a few days) and chronic (lasting several months).

Acute tonsillitis is usually caused by viruses and bacteria. Chronic tonsillitis is sometimes caused by viral infections but it can also be due to allergy or other respiratory problems.

The most common causes of tonsil stones are:

1. Food Poisoning – Salmonella, E coli, Shigella, Hepatitis A, B and C and others.

2. Asthma – Allergies 3.

Sinus Infections 4. Viral Infection 5. Other 6. Mouth ulcers 7. Vaccines 8.

Smoking 9. Stress 10. Alcoholism 11. Certain Drugs 12. Cold 13. Heat 14. Flu 15. Heavy Metal 16. Sunlight 17. Hormones 18. Old Age

These are some of the most common causes of tonsil stones. It is extremely rare to only have tonsil stones without any other symptoms. It is also rare for someone to have tonsil stones and not know the cause. Most people usually have a sore throat, bad breath, ear pain, or trouble swallowing. Everyone is different though and some may not show any signs at all.

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