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I noticed when I was eating that there is some problem in my throat while swallowing. And once again I found a tonsilith in left tonsil. This is not the first time I got tonsilith. It has hapeened with me many times. And I wonder why I always get it in De

Can tonsilith be treated with antibiotics?

I noticed when I was eating that there is some problem in my throat while swallowing. And once again I found a tonsilith in left tonsil. This is not the first time I got tonsilith. It has hapeened with me many times. And I wonder why I always get it in December. Does anyone know why? Once I went to doctor and he told me that it is just a bacterial infection. He prescribed me some antibiotics. But I don’t think it helped me. Tonsilith is always coming back. So now I wonder if tonsilith can be treated with antibiotics or not. Can someone help? I would really appreciate your replies. Thanks.

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  • pooja satapathy

    Tonsillolith or tonsil stones are caused due to calcareous concentration in tonsils. Tonsilith or are collections of various matter bound together in your tonsils. This matter comprises mostly of food particles, dead cells, and oral bacteria which form into hardened white balls. Though they are difficult to remove but are harmless. The only symptoms exhibited by persons suffering from Tonsillolith is bad breath and pain while swallowing. Tonsillolith occur more frequently in adults than in youngsters. If you have chronic bad breath or a sore throat and feel like there is something stuck in the back of your throat, then there is every possible chance that you have this condition. Tonsil stones form on the tonsil crevices and can harden and grow as they mature. Treatment of Tonsillolith is simple especially if the stones are small and not hardened. Simply gargle the bacteria away with salt water. You can try scraping the stones with the aid of a toothbrush. Antibiotics such as penicillin are used to treat tonsil stones. Although antibiotics may relieve some of the outward symptoms, such as trouble swallowing and a chronic sore throat, it does not actually treat Tonsillolith. If the stones have hardened consult a doctor for removal of tonsil stone through tonsillectomy. You can also try herbs such as cinnamon, thyme and mint to control the pain and bad breath.

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