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Weird Mouth thing.

  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 30, 2006
  • 04:25 AM

There are some kind of pores or holes in the left side of my throat that are secreting clumps of a white substance. This is the weirdest thing ever, but I don't have medical insurance to have it checked out. Does anyone know what is going on with my throat?

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  • I had that happening for the longest time. I mentioned it to my Dr. and he was pretty nonchalant about it. Apparently it was no big deal. I had no other problems or symptoms and I haven't had it happen for a long time now.I wouldn't worry. Weird though I know.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 30, 2006
    • 02:12 PM
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  • I have to say my sister and I notice the same thing at times. I think she asked her Dr. about it and the Dr. said it is some kind of infection, but I really don't think it's something to be worried about. Try Listerine or some kind of mouth wash. Good Luck!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 4, 2006
    • 09:16 AM
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  • Hi, I also have that happen ever so often. It hasn't happened in a while though. It freaked me out at first. I could see a little white speck on my tonsils and I would sqeeze it with q-tips and firm white stuff would come out and it had a very bad odor. I never asked a doctor about it but I don't think it is anything serious. I figured it was food that over time got caught in the grooves in my tonsils. It sounds very gross I know and you are probably embarassed about it, I was. I just kept it sqeezed out and it finally went away. Hope that helps.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 6, 2006
    • 02:26 AM
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  • They are called tonsils stones. They smell awful, cause bad breathe grey stone like things. Can cause what looks like a swollen throat too. Gargling with Peridex, Listerine or antibacterial mouthwashes does help but a script for peridex is the best preventative. Google tonsil stones and read about it.
    Junemarie 6 Replies
    • November 6, 2006
    • 08:56 PM
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  • My 25yo daughter had these for about 3 years. Bothered her so much she saw an ENT doctor. Then had her tonsils removed. They told her was tonsil rocks.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 15, 2006
    • 09:09 AM
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  • I currently have strep thoart. I feel fine except for the fact that my tonsils are as big as golf balls. I also have the white pustules on my tonsiles as well. I just went to the doctor yesterday and that was what she diganosed me with. Don't know if this helps you at all. Good luck!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 15, 2006
    • 04:24 PM
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  • Happens alot, they are weird, gross, smelly, little buggers. Quite normal if you have ever had an infection which pitted your tonsils, I got mine after a bad case of mono. I say either deal with it, use mouth wash, or look into getting your tonsils removed. Hope this helps.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 15, 2006
    • 10:47 PM
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  • It is food getting lodged up into your ear canal connecting to your mouth. Food that over time gets rotten and comes back out. Doesnt anyone know that your nose, ear, throat and mouth all connect. Tonsil stones? if you open your mouth wide and look in the corner or the roof of your mouth, you will see a small hole. That hole is the bottom of your ear. Food gets stuck up there. It has been happening to me since I was 8 years old. Its very annoying, nothing to worry about, but they do stink and they happen to slip out when I yawn or try to get the mucus to come up cuz I have acid reflux that gets stuck in my throat.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 19, 2007
    • 06:02 PM
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  • It is food getting lodged up into your ear canal connecting to your mouth. Food that over time gets rotten and comes back out. Doesnt anyone know that your nose, ear, throat and mouth all connect. Tonsil stones? if you open your mouth wide and look in the corner or the roof of your mouth, you will see a small hole. That hole is the bottom of your ear. Food gets stuck up there. It has been happening to me since I was 8 years old. Its very annoying, nothing to worry about, but they do stink and they happen to slip out when I yawn or try to get the mucus to come up cuz I have acid reflux that gets stuck in my throat.Not to mention i can feel pressure in behind my ear and jaw line when I eat rice or other certain foods. Then about a week later it comes out.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 19, 2007
    • 06:03 PM
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  • I've had these for almost 20 years. I've always affectionately referred to them as "mouth turds" because that's really what they are. The hard, cream-colored nuggets are chunks of digested/fermented food that have gotten stuck in the ends of the canals to your ears. They seem to be comprised mostly of white starches, with mucus, saliva, and bacteria for good measure. It seems to me that Lactobacillus bacteria MIGHT play a role in this, but maybe it's just because milk is one of my favorite beverages. Disgusting, yes. Annoying, yes. Source of bad breath, yes. Difficult to treat, no. And who knows, with enough mouthwash, you might even be able to prevent them from ever coming back again. Or you could swear never to eat carbs ever again, that would probably help as well if my theory is correct. All I do for treatment is squeeze those suckers out of there about once every week or two, then gargle with Listerine. Look in the mirror, find the white spots, stick a finger back there and press up on your soft palate. Not too different from popping a zit. Listerine seems to help keep them at bay for a while. Actually, whenever I brush my teeth, I open my mouth wide to do a quick check to see if any are in there. With practice, you can actually feel them or "sense" that they are there even without looking. Don't worry about the gagging reflex. If you feel yourself gag, stop, wait a minute, then try again. After a couple occurrences of this your throat will become much less sensitive to the gag reflex and you'll be popping those buggers out without even a thought. Just be sure to wash your hands afterwards, thank you. And don't let anyone see you do it.
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