Q. I have tonsil stones and an altered sense of smell. Please help.

Answered by
Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Jul 27, 2017 and last reviewed on: Sep 14, 2019

Hello doctor,

I currently have tonsil stones that do not occur every day but at a rate of three to four a week. Also, I notice it does not take much for me to get hoarse and my voice cracks for no reason when talking. I have also noticed that my sense of smell is off.

Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal

Audiology Otolaryngology (E.N.T)
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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Tonsil stones are a sign of chronic tonsillitis. They occur due to the accumulation of food debris in the tonsil crevices.

  • This may be due to a tonsil infection or due to an infection from the nose. As you have mentioned that your voice cracks and there is a smell disturbance as well, you probably have some nasal pathology like a deviated nasal septum or sinusitis.
  • You should get an X-ray of the paranasal sinuses and also an endoscopic examination of the larynx done and send me the reports. Also, send me the pictures of your throat.
  • Start using hexedine gargles and take steam inhalation. This will definitely help you.

Follow up with the required information so that I can suggest you better. Take care. Regards.

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