Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Are Tonsil Stones Dangerous?

Are tonsil stones dangerous? And how do I tell that I have tonsil stones? And what are tonsil stones symptoms?

To answer the question, what is a tonsil stone, read here to learn what tonsil stones are.

With many small tonsil stones, symptoms are barely noticeable nor dangerous. They only become apparent accidentally on scans or X-rays. This is because they are normally hidden away in the tonsil pockets. Also, most of them are coughed out and swallowed without a person’s knowledge.

For the larger ones though, a number of uncomfortable symptoms can show that there are tonsil stones in throat.

Below are the common tonsil stones symptoms

  • Closing and tightening of the throat
  • Metallic taste in the mouth and at the back of the throat
  • Choking (Feeling like something is stuck in the throat)
  • White debris in the back of the throat
  • Coughing fits
  • Bad breathe (Halitosis) 
  • Tonsil swelling
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Ear ache

If you exhibit most of these symptoms, you might be suffering from tonsil stones and you might want to visit these posts to learn how to remove a tonsil stone.

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