Tonsil stones are formed due to the accumulation of bacteria and food particles or derbies in the back of your throat on your tonsils.
They are classified into three types located at the back of your throat
- The pharyngeal is located at the back of your throat
- Palatine is found on sides of the throat
- Lingual is present at the base of your tongue
What causes the formation of tonsils stones
The bacteria and food particles are stuck on your tonsils due to poor oral hygiene. Accumulation of these materials causes soreness and infection. Tonsil stones can be surgically removed when they become sore and large. Bacterial accumulation in tonsils may cause bad smell breath and due to the infection that can Increase with time
Home remedies to cure tonsil stones
Tonsil stones can be removed at home if they are small by simple home remedies. You can use these anti-inflammatory and antiseptic methods to treat these tonsil stones.
Garlic: garlic has many anti-inflammatory and antibiotic properties. It may inhibit infection and growth of tonsils stones and kills bacteria.
Cotton balls or finger: if you feel tonsil stones at back of your tongue at back of your throat. Tonsil stones can be removed by gently pressing or tapping at tonsils at back of your throat with your finger. You should only do this if your stone is small.
Coughing: coughing could be ejected from tonsils it depends upon the size of the stone.
Using essential oils: Vitamin E and olive oil have anti-inflammatory and antiseptic characteristics that will reduce pain and soreness of tonsil stones. Just pour one or two oil drops on your toothbrush and brush your stones.
Saltwater: Gargling with salt water will help you to decrease the development or growth of tonsils.
Vinegar and apple cider vinegar:
Due to the acidity of the vinegar, it can eliminate stones from your tonsils and will eliminate pain and soreness.
Onions: onions contain powerful antibiotic and antioxidant properties. So include onion in your salad to get rid of painful tonsils.
Yogurt: yogurt has probiotics that will kill bacteria and stop their growth.
Carrots: Eating carrots increase the production of saliva in your mouth and boost the synthesis of natural antibacterial processes. This will help you to remove your tonsil stones.
Green tea with honey Don’t drink hot tea instead of it drink warm tea, and stir honey in the tea until it becomes dissolved. Many teas may strengthen the benefits of this home remedy. Especially Ginger tea. It has strong antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, it will help you to reduce inflammation and discomfort.
Take care of oral hygiene will help you to avoid having tonsil stones. Brush twice a day, floss after taking a meal, and gargle regularly. Most of time, tonsil stones aren’t prominent and you can’t notice them and will eject them by themselves. But, if they’re large and visible for you, you should try to eliminate them at home. If these easy home remedies don’t work, or if they are large and painful for you, you should visit your health care professional.