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I've got a sore throat I think is from tonsil stones, any home remedies to try first?
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I dig mine out. It's the only way I can get rid of them.
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Oh gag.

Darn.

Thank you!
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You can spray a numbing sore throat spray and that helps with the gagging but for me, I have to dig them out to get rid of them. I straighten out a bobby pin and dig away. This probably isn't the best method but, it's what works for me.

I know others use a water pik and gently irrigate the area with water. Garggling with salt water or listerine may help.
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I use my device which is like a water pic. (don't know the brand name).
Also, when my son nurses in the middle of the night, they come out. I think it's because it takes liquid out of my body, and that makes my tonsils contract, which releases the stones. Weird - probably means I'm dehydrated by that point. But if you have a nurser...

DS, 10/07. Allergies: peanut, egg, wheat. We've added dairy back in. And taken it back out again. It causes sandpaper skin with itchy patches and thrashing during sleep. Due w/ #2 late April, 2012.

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wait! I have these like all the time-
i didnt know there was a name for them.

i thought it was some genetic hole in my tonsil. My cousin got a surgery becuase a dr said it was a hole and that it was bacteria and stuff getting in there and could cause problems (even death I think- which is stupid!) i know this is probably TMI topic--but please share---what cause them?
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