In this article you are going to read on how to remove tonsil stones with a cotton swab and oral irrigator.
Tonsil stones or tonsilloliths are a real bugger to have and they can be quite terrible for your social life. They can be a source of bad breath, sore throat and ear pain just to mention a few symptoms. If left to continue to grow, they can also become bigger and irritating in the throat. A person may experience a choking sensation, difficulty swallowing, coughing fits, and other such problems every single day.
If these tonsil stones are giving you trouble and you need to eliminate it then using a cotton swab and oral irrigator can be the most effective ways.
Cotton swabs can be effectively used to remove tonsil stones if they are not too deeply embedded in the crypts. This method is only helpful if you can control your gag reflex or you will end up vomiting and coughing.
Moist the swab with water and squeeze out any excess.
Stand in front of a mirror and open your mouth wide and use a pocket flashlight to locate well into the back of your throat clearly.
Now, with the help of the cotton swab Apply gentle pressure against the bottom of the tonsil and push it upwards. The pressure will help to remove tonsil stones.
Gargle and rinse your mouth and throat with an oxygenating mouthwash once you have successfully removed the tonsilloliths.
Use lukewarm water to fill the reservoir of irrigator.
Look at the mirror with your mouth wide open. Use a pen flashlight to locate the insides of your mouth and throat clearly.
To initiate with, it is ideal to set your machine at its lowest. It is risky to keep the irrigator at a higher setting as this can cause bleeding and infection of the tonsils.
Gently irrigate your tonsil crypts with the water that pulsates from irrigator to remove the tonsil stones. Ensure that you gargle with suitable mouthwash after you do it to prevent further infection.
The other aspect of tonsil stones is that even if they are removed, they will appear again if the cause for their formation is not addressed. Therefore, for a permanent cure of severe tonsilloliths you will need a complete natural treatment that addresses the root cause of the problem.