In this article, I’m going to give you some quick tips for getting rid of tonsil stones. Tonsil stones, or tonsilloliths, are small formations that are found in the crevices near the tonsils. Their existence and formation is primarily due to the growth of bacteria that attaches themselves to food debris or mucous in the mouth. They can sometimes exist without being noticed, unless the other manifestations start to cause discomfort. Tonsil stones are in themselves not fatal or life-threatening. However, additional symptoms like having bad breath, difficulty in breathing and swallowing, and awkward pain and sore throat can disrupt a person’s life and day-to-day activities. Here are some of the proven methods of getting rid of tonsil stones without seeking professional medical assistance.
Use Your Gag Reflex to Cough Out the Tonsil Stones
Your gag reflex was built in our system for the right reasons – it helps the body get rid of things that will not do us any good. This is why we vomit if the body wants to throw out food or any items in the digestive system that are harmful to the body. The gag reflex is usually enough to dislodge tonsil stones that are not yet that attached to the crevices. There is no rocket science method involved with this. Let your instincts take over and after a few gags you might be able to dislodge most if not all of those awkward looking stones that are invading your mouth.
If the tonsil stones are attached to the crevices then try coughing out the stones. When a person first gets tonsil stones, this method can sometimes be enough to dislodge them.
Natural Home Remedies For Getting Rid of Tonsilloliths
There are simple home remedies that you may use if the gag reflex does not work. First, one can gargle using warm water mixed with a little bit of salt. Make sure to gargle up until the throat area. This would help loosen up the stones, and hopefully they would come with the gargled water when you spit it out. Do this repeatedly until all debris comes off. If this does not work, try using cotton swabs and warm water to manually take the stones out. This could be a bit tricky because you have to be able to see the stones first before you would be able to remove them. If you can’t see the stones, gentle look behind the flap that the tonsil stones are behind, and you should be able to see them. Removing the tonsil stones yourself can save you a lot of time, embarrassment and money instead of going to the doctor and having him do the same process for you and paying him for it.
Tonsil Stones Prevention
It one thing to get the stones out of your tonsil crypts, it is a whole other ball game to know how to prevent your tonsil stones from ever coming back again, because this is the real problem here. One thing you should know, the longer you have tonsil stones, the bigger they get. This is what happened to me. They started off small, but as the months roll by, they get bigger.
To me, prevention is more important than learning how to get the tonsil stones out, because many time people can get the stones out just by using their natural instincts, such as the urge to cough it out or poke at it with our fingers.
I’ve spent two years figuring out exactly how to prevent tonsilloliths from ever coming back again. Once I figured it out, my life changed for the better immediately. I was happier because I knew what was causing the tonsil stones in the first place and exactly how to prevent them from coming back and ruining my social life. I’ve created an ebook to help people just like you overcome this horrible condition. I show you step-by-step in full detail how to take out the stones without pain, and I teach you what causes the stones, and most importantly how to easily prevent them from haunting you again.