A Candida Yeast Infection Caused My Tonsil Stones And Bad Breath!

by Ms Williams
(NSW Australia)

I am a 33-year-old, Caucasian, non-smoker, female.

When I was 2, I had glandular fever, and have had Bronchiolitis, Tonsillitis, Sinusitis and recurrent respiratory infections ever since -- including coughing up the evil poison or toxic sacs, as I had called them - tonsil stones - as I just now found out what the hell they really are. (But they are still evil and toxic all the same to me!)

Soooo, I've been to naturopaths, herbalists, a range of General Practitioners, some, several times over several years, plus just last month an ENT that I traveled 2 hours to get to, spent $225.00 in his office for 12 minutes only to be told


Other medical opinions of my condition have been....

"She’s only young, she'll grow out of it"

"Are you sure you are really having those symptoms? (que raised eyebrows and skeptical voice)

"You’ve been under a lot of stress, take it easy!"

"There’s no real reason why that would happen, here’s a prescription for antibiotics-again."

I just wanted to say to other people who will understand me how happy I am to put a name to this condition, and now at last, I understand the problem a bit more.

When I was a kid, my mum would talk to me about making sure I brushed my teeth properly because my breath was awful. I would brush twice at night, then in the morning and she never believed me unless she saw me at the sink.

I became a fan of mint gum, and chew it all the time.

If I cough a stone up while in company, I panic, especially if my boyfriend is around. It is truly a gross thing and the smell is beyond belief!!!!!!!

After many years of ill health, recurring problems such as tonsil stones, bad breath, excess green phlegm daily, cystitis (UTI) vaginal thrush, depression and sugar cravings, I was out of my mind. So I looked around until I finally found an answer. My hope is that it might work for others, too. So I want to share it in case someone finds it helpful.

I have discovered I have a Candida yeast infection. How? SUPER EASY and FREE...do a saliva test at home asap.

Here is a link to just one of many sites that show how:


It’s gross. Basically, you spit your saliva into a glass of water in the morning before you eat, drink, or brush your teeth. You’ll see the results instantly.

FYI --- Your SALIVA should FLOAT!

However, mine looked like a box jellyfish - long tentacles and all. The weight of the yeast pulls it down, making it stringy and heavy.

Candida overgrowth can be caused by high-carb, high-sugar diet, oral contraceptives, using antibiotics regularly or drinking alcohol excessively. Mine was a combo of antibiotics, the Pill and a high-carb, high-sugar diet.

Now it all makes sense.

Please look it up as there is a heap of info on it out there, and treatments are varied in forms of products, pills and potions.

I chose a mail order probiotic myself, and I know it’s working already even though I have only been on it a week. I feel better, there’s less phlegm in my throat, my tummy’s less bloated, I’m more energetic and have a few "die off" (when the dead yeast fungus starts to leave your body) symptoms that I am managing - like some yucky trips to the toilet, but my breath is getting nicer by the day.
This week I have had only one small tonsil stone. Normally, I get one to several every day or so.

This is working for me, and I hope it works for you, too.

Best of luck to you, wishing you good health and sweet breath!

Gary's Response: Ms. Williams - Thanks so much for sharing your story. I was unaware of this potential cause of tonsil stones and bad breath. I'm glad you were finally able to find some answers and a solution to your problem.

If anyone else has had an experience similar to that of Ms. Williams, please share your story here. Thanks!

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Jul 10, 2017
Thanks NEW
by: Anonymous

I got tonsill stones few days a go first time I'm 38 I was shocked what is this I had no idea when I saw white staff bursting from my tonsill I was scared I took a earswab remove it Omg it was 3 big ones it fall off in my mouth I speet out but when I saw that holes left I nearly died I have a phobia from maggots it looked like that horrible bad breath I didn't noticed yet Omg Omg
Thanks a lot for telling ur story and yeast taste at home I will do too morning
But I decided to remove my tonsill 's I don't need them crab collecting stinky tiny flesh in my throat

Jun 30, 2017
Me too NEW
by: Anonymous

Thank you for posting this! I've had three UTI's in the last few months and have never had issues with them previously. I've been on antibiotics for it. I take oral contraception and I just for the first time in my life got tonsil stones! I thought there has to be a reason my body isn't killings this bacteri off and it all makes so much sense now.

Aug 24, 2016
Lyme? NEW
by: Kaylee

Wow this is very interesting to me! I was diagnosed with Lyme two years ago but have had it for ten years before I found out I've had constant UTI's since I was 7 doctors kept throwing antibiotics at me. In one year I was on 72 antibiotics in one year. I have tonsil stones as well they are horrible! I have leaky gut also so I'm either wondering if you have Lyme or I have this problem.and if whole families can have outbreaks? Can you email me please id love to hear what you think! Kayleemacmillan34@gmail.com

Jun 08, 2016
Candida, Tonsil Stones, and Athlete's Foot NEW
by: Relieved

Thank you for sharing your story! I too have battled many of the same symptoms for years. My stomach has always been distended no matter how skinny I was, I was constantly getting sick and sore throats, vaginal yeast infections and UTIs became the norm, and the tonsil stones were just as terrible and smelly as you describe. A friend linked me an article about the overgrowth of candida in the gut and it's symptoms. I tried the probiotics and my yeast infections and UTIs went away almost immediately and I felt a little more energized. But any time I stopped taking them for a while the infections would come back. Also, the other symptoms persisted. About 2 months ago, after a particularly nasty infection of my tonsils, I had a tonsillectomy (most painful 2 weeks of my life). Well, I don't have to worry about tonsil stones anymore and I expected that I would feel healthier but I didn't expect my distended belly to go away. Another pleasant surprise was that my athletes foot (that I had been battling for 10+ years) miraculously disappeared. After some research I found that an overgrowth of candida in the body can, in fact, have an impact on athlete's foot infections. I also realized that the candida wasn't originating from my gut as I previously thought but from my tonsils themselves. I recently decided to test whether the infections will come back if I stopped taking probiotics. It's only been a few weeks but so far so good!

Mar 04, 2016
Getting rid of tonsil stones
by: Anonymous

I had this problem for 0ver 50 years, though not as bad as yours. When I quit eating gluten for a different reason it promptly went away and hasn't returned since I quit gluten 14 years ago.

Oct 23, 2015
Compliment your current treatment.
by: Anonymous

I have this issue and have live a life so similar to yours. I found that coconut pulling is a great help. For 20 minutes I swish it around in my mouth. I spit it in a disposable cup or plastic baggie. I then add a new spoonful of it and let it get liquified in my mouth then gargle with it careful to not swallow for about 1-2 minutes. I spit this in the Baggie as well. After I have done this I gargle with SOLE or Himalayan Sea Salt. I make sure it is a very salty mix with water as hot as you can tolerate. Gargle for 3-5 minutes. Spitting water out as it gets cooled in mouth. This will naturally draw out the stones from your tonsils. To add an extra benefit, drink a 1/2 teaspoon of the salt with 16 oz glass of warm water. Do not drink anything else for 30 minutes. This will help pull the stones and gunk throughout your digestive tract. Follow up with a new clean teaspoon of coconut oil and just swallow it. Drink a pure glass of water.
This has done wonders for me!!! Hope you guys all try it out.

Aug 14, 2015
Pay it forward, share the love-and the knowledge : )
by: Ms Williams

HI! Sure you can use my letter in your link, happy to help others feel better, make good and informed choices and get healthy : )
I now rarely ever get a tonsil stone. I have had only a few this whole year so far, and usually around the time I come down with a cold.
I SWEAR by probiotics, particularly the serrapeptase, its great and so clever....its smart and highly effective! I was astounded to find out its origin, its actually originally from SILKWORMS!!!!!!!!
I take it everyday, sometimes on its own, sometimes in conjunction with other prebiotics, but I take it daily. Its worth every cent you will pay for it.

In my opinion, the less antibiotics you take, the better you will be as antibiotics kill ALL the good along with the bad. Ofcourse listen to your Doctor as some times antibiotics are essential when dealing with certain infections. But stay on the probiotics during a cold or flu, they will help you recover much easier, and the serrapeptase is the best mucus fighter, truly, its awesome and will help your body dissolve the mucous and get it out of your poor blocked sore nasal cavities.
Wishing you all happiness and health : ) take care and best wishes!!

(please note I am not affiliated with any probiotic sales, health supplements sales or any money making from these products. I buy them online, I am not a company or part there of. I am just a person so happy to find something that helps and i want others to find relief too. I am also not a medical professional, and recommend you seek professional medical advice just incase you are really sick with something that needs a doctors attention. I found my own solutions through research and trials on myself. In my case G.Ps didnt help, specialists didnt help, but probiotics do. I wish you all the best!)

Jan 13, 2015
by: ms williams

HI all and thanks for your comments and I am so happy to hear some people out there are feeling better and getting results reducing tonsil stones, bad breath and other awful symptoms.
I am still using a pro biotic, and feeling much better! But if i do fall off the wagon and indulge in high sugar high carb foods and throw in some anti biotics, OMG here come the tonsil stones, stringy and claggy saliva in the morning, UTIs, thrush and feeling down. So after the years I have been testing my theory, I can promise you probiotics make all the difference. I use one with a special yeast killer in it called serrapeptase which dissolves the candida shell and then it can be wiped out and eliminated from the body. Its the more expensive pro biotic but so worth it.
I rarely get tonsil stones now, maybe 2 in the last 6 months, which is so good. Other stuff I use to help is a saline flush for the nose like a neti pot, a saline gargle if I can feel a stone back there, and I did buy a pressure water dental flosser, but felt like I was kind of drowning using it.
Anyway, best of health and luck to you all, hope you are on your way to happiness and nice kissable breath : )

Jan 12, 2015
Silver mouthwash
by: Anonymous

Hello, and thank you for posting this as I also suffer from tonsil stones and as its rather embarrassing to talk about I have stopped asking Doctors etc what it is. I am studying holistic nutrition and the connection to candida yeast infection makes so much sense and I will be doing a candida flush now. I have also found a mouth wash that contains silver which fights bacteria, tonsillitis, helps eliminate odours, etc, which may also help while doing a candida flush. Good luck and thank you for posting this webpage.
In health, happiness and fresh smelling breath

Aug 15, 2011
Read: The Body Ecology Diet (by Donna Gates)
by: suggestion!!

I have suffered from tonsil stones, lethargy, inexplicable weight gain, bad skin, rashes, cold hands/feet, etc. -- and recently discovered that I have a candida overgrowth. I was not familiar with the spit test, and, franky, I am not quite sure of its accuracy because everyone has candida and other yeast in their systems: over 80 percent of the cells in our bodies are not human cells at all; they belong to parasites, bacteria, and yes -- yeast.

Some of these are good. There are good bacteria. There is good yeast. And some -- like Candida -- are bad for our bodies.

We will never be able to get rid of all the bad bacteria/yeast in our bodies, and so everyone will have a bit of it always. A healthy body, however, will always have significantly more good bacteria (aka probiotics).

Antibiotics are tricky because they never kill all the bacteria in our systems and actually almost always wipe out significantly more good bacteria than bad (thus slowing the healing/cleansing process and creating an environment in which the bad bacteria can come back with a vengeance).

If you think you may be suffering from Candida, you should DEFINITELY check out a book called "The Body Ecology Diet" by Donna Gates. It is readily available at most libraries to check out/renew for free, and her suggestions are all really manageable -- It is not a "diet" in the traditional sense. If you are underweight, it'll actually make you gain. (Most folks lose weight). Really, it helps you understand your inner ecosystem and helps you to stabilize it so that the yeast is no longer out of control. The author makes it affordable and doesn't just promote her own products like a lot of health solutions. It has been a life changer for me and I highly recommend it.

Dec 06, 2010
I Agree
by: Anonymous

Thank you. This has been most helpful as a summary, as I too have been suffering for the past ten years with the same condition, and it just did not make sense. With all the brushing and chewing gum, how could there be such bad breath? And to top that, the feeling that something's been stuck in my throat forever!! Life has been hell, but I believe, action to eradicate it is all that is needed to say goodbye to it for good. The first step was to find out what the problem was in the first place, and now solutions should follow!

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