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Those foul-smelling, small, white-ish chunks that you can sometimes feel at the back of your throat when you swallow are called Tonsillitis or Tonsil Stones. These Tonsil Stones are stinky little globs of mucus, dead cells, foreign debris, and bacteria that form in the tonsil crypts which are simply small pockets or divots that appear in everyone’s tonsils. When the trapped dead cells, mucus, and debris harden or calcify, they form white/yellow ball-shaped chunks in the tonsil pockets. Everyone have tonsil stones, however, they tend to occur most often in people who suffer from chronic inflammation in their tonsils or repeated bouts of tonsillitis. Studies have shown that people who have had their tonsils removed almost never experience tonsil stones.

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Those foul-smelling, small, white-ish chunks that you can sometimes feel at the back of your throat when you swallow are called Tonsillitis or Tonsil Stones. These Tonsil Stones are stinky little globs of mucus, dead cells, foreign debris, and bacteria that form in the tonsil crypts which are simply small pockets or divots that appear in everyone’s tonsils. When the trapped dead cells, mucus, and debris harden or calcify, they form white/yellow ball-shaped chunks in the tonsil pockets. Everyone have tonsil stones, however, they tend to occur most often in people who suffer from chronic inflammation in their tonsils or repeated bouts of tonsillitis. Studies have shown that people who have had their tonsils removed almost never experience tonsil stones.


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    finally something that explains these things
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    THIS IS SO GROSS EVERYONE HAS THEM? EW SO GLAD I HAD MINE OUT WHEN I WAS 5 OMG
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    God bless anyone else who has to experience the nightmare that is tonsil stones.
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