Who would have thought that the internet would bring us videos of pimple popping, cyst draining, and yes, even tonsil stone removal? If you’ve never heard of tonsil stones before, you’re not alone. But let me tell you, these little things can be quite fascinating!
So, what exactly are tonsil stones? They are hard white or yellow formations that occur on the tonsils, those infection-fighting flaps of tissue located at the back of your throat. The main cause of tonsil stones is the trapping of materials and debris in the tonsillar crypts, such as calcium, food particles, bacteria, and fungi.
While tonsil stones are more common than you might think, they don’t always cause symptoms. However, when they do, they can lead to bad breath, a cough, earaches, and a sore throat. But don’t worry, removing them is actually quite simple. You can try gargling with salt water or use a delicate object, like a cotton swab, to dislodge them. Sometimes, a strong cough can even do the trick!
If you’re curious to see what a tonsil stone looks like, I must warn you that it can be quite graphic. But if you’re up for it, check out the video below. It’s had millions of views and shows someone in the process of removing a tonsil stone.
So, have you ever experienced a tonsil stone before? If you have, let us know in the comments. And if you found this article interesting, be sure to check out the related articles below for more compelling content.