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Simple home remedies to remove tonsil stones

The following simple home remedies can help you to remove tonsil stones. Let’s find out how simple they are.

Coughing

This is simple solution. With just a few strong coughs, you can dislodge tonsil stones. If you need more power, you can push the root of your tongue up and forward. You may need to do with quite a few times to get result and sometimes you may not be able to dislodge some stubborn stones.

Cotton swabs

Cotton swabs can help you to get rid of tonsil stones. For this to succeed, you will need to reach into the back of your mouth. If you can do that, you can use a soft cotton swab and gently wipe the stones off the tonsils. You should be very careful because otherwise you may injure sensitive tissues. There is a procedure of using cotton swabs for removing tonsil stones and if necessary you can learn it before actually doing it.

Mouthwash or oral rinse

When you gargle with mouthwash or oral rinse, it will break up the phlegm settled in the back of the throat. Besides preventing tonsil stones, mouthwashes can also help you to fight bad breath or halitosis. You will find some natural mouthwash that do not contain lots of chemicals in it. Never use a mouthwash that contains alcohol because once the alcohol dries out your mouth, proliferation of anaerobic bacteria is likely to happen.

Hydrogen peroxide

First, you will need to dilute it with water. It is used for gargling and that gargling can help you to dislodge the tonsil stones. Hydrogen peroxide will purify your mouth and tonsils. However, you should be careful with this because hydrogen peroxide is not for consumption and if you accidentally ingest it, it may cause problems as it is harmful to your body when ingested. Proper care should be taken not to swallow hydrogen peroxide solution in any way.

Oral irrigator

Tonsil stones can also be removed by using oral irrigators. Back of the throat is irrigated by using them which can help in removing the stones. It is also good for you because it cleans tonsil crevices and so it may prevent future tonsil stone formation. However, while using it, you need to keep the spray of water low so that your tonsils are not inflamed because of the irrigation. You will find oral irrigators which can be connected to the sink, which will allow you to control the water spray by simply regulating the faucet.

Foods

Foods also can help you to get rid of tonsil stones. Sometimes due to mineral deposits in your mouth can result in tonsil stones if the deposits are too high and excessive. In that case, modifying your diet will help you to reduce tonsil stones. It is very easy to switch to a raw food diet or vegetarian diet which will include lots of live and active enzymes. You can simply add some new foods and remove some other foods from your existing diet and it can be done over a duration instead of changing everything in one day. You will need to reduce starchy foods and red meat.

You can also include probiotics in your diet because they contain good bacteria which will help you by neutralizing the bad bacteria that causes tonsil stones and bad breath. Sauerkraut, tempeh and pickle are some of the good sources of probiotics. There is also essential that you reduce your daily product intake because some anaerobic bacteria love the protein present in dairy products. Such small changes in your existing diet will reduce the possibility of tonsil stones.

References

1. Fast Tonsil Stones Cure
2. Tonsil stones
3. Tonsillolith: not just a stone but a living biofilm

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