Tonsil Stones - What An Odor!

by Linda Wells
(Longview, Washington)

I've had tonsilloliths since I was a small child. I'm 58 years old now. When I would cough up one when I was a child, I would tell my mom who told me that she got them, too.

Until today, I didn't know what they were called or what caused them, although I had an idea that they were coming from my tonsils. I just thought an overabundance of stuff was in my tonsils and just needed to come out.

They do smell AWFUL! I know I've had bad breath for quite awhile and haven't been able to get rid of it, although I'm an avid tongue scraper.

It's nice to know there are a lot of other people who have the same problem.

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Mar 22, 2009
What An Experience!
by: Gary

Hi Linda,

Thanks for posting and sharing your experience with tonsil stones and bad breath. Your "journey" is not all that unusual. Many people arrive at this site not knowing what these things are. In fact, many people out there worry, when they get their first tonsil stone, that they've contracted some kind of life-threatening disease.

I hope that the information you find on this site will help you find some relief from this burden you've carried all your life. If you have any questions, please return to your original post and post a comment.

Best wishes for peace and relief,

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