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How can the formation of tonsil stones be prevented?

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Answered by

Dr. Manu Wilfred

Medically reviewed by

Dr. K. Shobana

Published At December 21, 2017
Reviewed AtApril 10, 2024

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am suffering from tonsil stones and I am very much irritated by them. Can you please tell me how to cure them and how to prevent them? I have not taken any medicines until now. Thank you.

Answered by Dr. Manu Wilfred


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Tonsilloliths or tonsil stones are formed due to the deposition of lime salts in tonsils after the blockage of crypts in the tonsils. Treatment involves the removal of stones by an ENT (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Recurrent stones are treated by tonsillectomy. Meanwhile, you can start Betadine (Povidone Iodine) gargles three to four times a day. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her, and with their consent, take them. Thank you.

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Dr. Manu Wilfred
Dr. Manu Wilfred

Otolaryngology (E.N.T)

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