Help for Family Suffering from Tonsil Stones
While researching the little-known phenomenon called Tonsilloliths or Tonsil Stones, I have read numerous times that they are the cause of bad breath for only 5% of Bad Breath sufferers. I don't see how this is true, at least not for chronic bad breath as my brother and I have. Now I'm afraid my son has developed a problem with Tonsil Stones as well. This is more like a disease than a simple problem.
This is my son's story: He came up to me today, and asked me what the white thing was in the back of his throat. I looked, and when he opened his mouth, along with a rank smell, and his tonsils being so swollen they were squeezing his uvula, there it was, the ban of my existence. I told him I would tell him when we got home.
When we got home, I took him to the bathroom and had him open his mouth again. I told him what I was going to do, then I pushed on his tonsil, and out came this HUGE tonsil stone (more like lots of medium sized ones, all smooshed together). If I had thought of it, I would have gotten a picture. Boy, were they STINKY!!! Even my first one was only about 1/8 the size of his.
When I asked him how long his throat had been like that, he said "about a week." A WEEK!!! He is only 8 years old, so he can't do what I do... Poke and prod day and night, constantly brushing and gargling, and still, I can't get rid of the bad breath.
I don't want him to go
through what I have had to. What should I do??? He has had allergies since he was 4, and like me, he suffers from chronic sinus congestion. Any suggestions would be helpful.Gary's Response:
Wow! It's bad enough when you have only yourself to worry about, but to have a child suffering from Tonsil Stones as well has got to be tough. But there is some good news. I think that Dr. Harold Katz, founder of the California Breath Clinics and a worldwide expert on bad breath, has the answer you're seeking.
I don't always recommend his products right off the bat as many Tonsil Stone sufferers are able to control the problem through mechanical extraction and improved oral hygiene. As you pointed out, that's not practical in your case.
I'll also tell you right up front that I earn a small commission when you purchase TheraBreath products through this site. However, I believe that for your son's sake as well as your own, you need to try them.
The first thing you should do is download Dr. Katz's book, The Bad Breath Bible
. It's free.
Your next step is to order the following TheraBreath products:
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Good luck in your battle against Tonsil Stones and Bad Breath. Please post back to let everyone know how you and your son are doing.