Tonsil Stones: The Weird Growth in Your Throat

Have you ever come across videos of pimple popping and cyst draining? As strange as it sounds, these videos have gained immense popularity online. But have you ever heard of tonsil stones? If not, you’re not alone. Tonsil stones are hard white or yellow formations that occur on the tonsils, those infection-fighting flaps of tissue at the back of your throat.

Tonsil Stones

Don’t worry, they’re not painful or harmful. In fact, they can usually be treated with simple home remedies. Tonsil stones are caused by trapped materials and debris in the tonsillar crypts, such as calcium, food particles, bacteria, and fungi. While they are more common than you might think, they don’t always cause symptoms. However, when they do, they can lead to bad breath, coughing, earaches, and sore throat.

Fortunately, removing tonsil stones is easy. Home remedies like salt water gargling and using a cotton swab can help dislodge them. Even a strong cough can loosen the stones and bring them up. If you’re curious to see the process of removing a tonsil stone, you can watch a video below (though be warned, it’s quite graphic!).

Tonsil Stone Removal

So, did you know about tonsil stones before? If you’ve ever experienced one, feel free to share your story in the comments