What is tonsillith?


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Tonsilloliths are tonsil stones, according to WebMD. Tonsillolith symptoms include bad breath, ear pain, white debris, sore throat, trouble swallowing and swelling of the tonsils.

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What is tonsillith?
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Tonsilloliths can be treated with salt water gargles, antibiotics, at-home removal and surgical removal. If they are not causing symptoms, treatment may not be necessary. Treatment options will vary depending on the size of the stone and the degree of symptoms. Larger tonsil stones can sometimes be seen on x-rays. Tonsil stones form by debris that collects on the tonsils and hardens. They can develop anywhere in the tonsils, and if deeply embedded, they can cause ear pain.

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