Friday, July 19, 2013

How to get Tonsil stones out

Getting tonsil stones out can be a daunting task that needs to be done by someone who knows what they are doing. This is because if it is wrongly done, it can lead to tonsil injury and thus tonsil infection.
There are a few measures that can ensure successful tonsil stone removal. Take a look below
  • Use a q-tip or a cotton swab:  Using a q-tip, a mirror and a flashlight, reach for the tonsil stone and sweep it out of the pocket making sure not to hurt the tonsils. Do this at a sink as the process can cause the gag reflex. Ensure also that you all the stones out as they nomally appear in a cluster.
  • Using an oral irrigator: using an oral irrigator, point the stream at the tonsil stone and blast it out. Make sure to use the minimum settings to avoid hurting the tonsils. The irrigator can also be used to loosen the big tonsil stones before they are swept out using the method discussed above.
  • Gurgling with a salt solution: gurgling with warm salty water after meals not only prevents tonsil stones by removing the food debris, it also dislodges the small tonsil stones that have already started forming
  • Coughing it out: You can take advantage of your throat to squeeze out the tonsil stones. This is done by pretending to swallow hard. This tightening of the throat squeezes the tonsoliths out of their pockets and can then be coughed out.

1 comment:

  1. Hello, thank you so much for the article.
    Where can I get an oral irrigator in Kenya?