If you’ve looked into the mirror lately and noticed some white spots on your tonsils then you have probably run to the doctor or to a friend to inform them that you have some sort of horrible tonsil disease.
Is it chicken tonsil pox? Tonsil acne perhaps? Maybe it’s a tonsil mosquito bite.
Don’t stress out. It’s not chicken-tonsil pox, nor is it tonsil acne and, unless you have been eating mosquitoes for breakfast, it is not a tonsil mosquito bite.
It most likely is tonsil stones.
Tonsils stones are not life threatening, nor are they that dangerous. They are, however, extremely annoying. This is because those white spots on your tonsils are actually nasty balls of bacteria, mouth debris and old food particles stuck together to form a putrid ball of YUCK!
These stones are not an infection of the tonsils or a throat irritation. They occur simply because food and mouth bacteria form together and get stuck in your tonsil crypts, or your tonsil crevices. Everyone has crevices in their tonsils just like everyone has pores on their face.
While some people have larger pores and are prone to acne, other people have larger tonsil crypts and are prone to these stones.
Luckily there is a way to get rid of these tonsil stones.
These white spots on your tonsils need to know who is the boss – and that’s you. There are several different methods when it comes to removing your these stones. You can try to cough or hack them out.
If you can squeeze your throat together, you may be able to pop them out of place. You can also gargle them out with salt water. Another common method is to scrape them out using a toothpick or a cotton swap. You can also take a syringe to the tonsil stones and spray them out.
Whatever you choose to do to get rid of those white spots, keep in mind that they very smelly when they finally do come out. You will need to wash your hands and mouth after handling them. Try to avoid the urge to pop these little suckers, even though you might want to. You should also keep these white balls away from your nose — they most certainly do not smell like white roses.
So now that you know that you don’t have chicken tonsil pox you can take the appropriate measures kick those white spots on your tonsils to the curb.