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werd hole in tonsil but not tonsil stones

  • Posted By: Yoyo89
  • December 11, 2008
  • 06:26 PM

So I got a mild case of sinus last week which is nothing new for me. Started out with the normal sore throat and what not. Later on, I noticed something felt weird in my throat after a few days of it being sore. My right tonsil has a hole, like a wound, and while it doesn't hurt, it does feel weird and annoying when I swallow.

I know about tonsil crypts but this seems like a deep hole and it wasn't there before and I've never suffered from tonsil stones. I've only had tonsillitis once in my life and that was 2 years ago (I'm 19). my tonsils aren't even swollen or in any kind of pain so this is just odd. I've also noticed that it seems to have been closing slightly than when I first saw it.


Any idea of what could have happened. Could the post nasal drip have irritated it. Is it something I might have drank (orange juice?)

please help.

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  • Does it look like a crater? It's possible that you did have a tonsil stone and didn't notice it
    kinzay08 1 Replies
    • January 7, 2009
    • 05:11 AM
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  • Does it look like a crater? It's possible that you did have a tonsil stone and didn't notice ityeah i had like tonsil stones on mine and left craters i'm fawked for life =[ your sore throat might of been pretty bad..take a pic..?
    cvc7chris 3 Replies
    • January 18, 2009
    • 05:43 AM
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  • Crypts in the tonsils form as the years go by. If you had a problem with strep as a child, you may have crypts because of it. You are just 19 and it is probably just a newly formed crypt. Nothing unusual. Chances are, you will start to get tonsil stones. Food and bacteria will get trapped in the crypt and form a tonsillith (stone). Just a warning.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 19, 2009
    • 10:20 PM
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  • You know, this is just a thought from a random poster who until stumbling on this thread, had never heard of tonsil stones. I have other issues, but this might be relevant, or I might be way off, you decide. I am sensitive to metals, I cant eat food that has been cooked in most of it, and of course, canned food is out of the question. When I have a reaction, large painful cysts form, primarily in my ear and throat, but also on my face, neck and back. Keeping my skin super clean helps, and for many years I thought of it as a surface problem, untill a random string of events that ended with me learning that metal was causing them. Its like when there is a substance in my body it wants to get rid of, and it can not process it, my skin expells it.So the question I think should be investigated is this, could the stones be caused by something you are eating, drinking, what-have-you? In other words, is it a kind of malabsorbtion issue?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Alcohol works best when removing the stones and white smelly ball from your tonsils. Just wet a cotton ball with alcohol and pat your tonsil with it you'll see the flesh beginning to open up and push out the annoying, uncomfortable sucker I WARN but you will be left with a crater. Not only are you removing it but you are cleaning them from infection. And it does wonders from clearing up bacteria from your tongue as well. FRESH BREATH! I tell ya I'm a voice of experience. I use to get throat infections from the slightest things, singing, kissing etc. It's probably time for me to remove them already but I refuse they were put there for a reason so I'm going to work with them and stick it out. The remedy works really well for those don't know.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • any alcohol in particular ??Alcohol works best when removing the stones and white smelly ball from your tonsils. Just wet a cotton ball with alcohol and pat your tonsil with it you'll see the flesh beginning to open up and push out the annoying, uncomfortable sucker I WARN but you will be left with a crater. Not only are you removing it but you are cleaning them from infection. And it does wonders from clearing up bacteria from your tongue as well. FRESH BREATH! I tell ya I'm a voice of experience. I use to get throat infections from the slightest things, singing, kissing etc. It's probably time for me to remove them already but I refuse they were put there for a reason so I'm going to work with them and stick it out. The remedy works really well for those don't know.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 30, 2010
    • 05:56 PM
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  • any alcohol in particular ??I have the same problem, and I use to have really bad sinus infection...then I went to a specialist and was told that I have a deviated septum....so I had surgery.I am 100% happy that I had the surgery, but the crater is still there and the doctor said that there is nothing to do but to keep it clean.I use a Qtip and gently clean it from any food, bacteria etc.......so far I have been ok.I also would suggest that after doing so, you gurgle with some salt water and that will disinfect it.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • im going to do my best to describe this. I have a hole in my tonsil and it isnt just a creater, its a flap of my tonsil is just hanging off and i can see the inside of my tonsil.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • It's probably time for me to remove them already but I refuse they were put there for a reason so I'm going to work with them and stick it out. Whatever the reason was, it's now long gone. Tonsils are just an evolutionary hold-over. I didn't get mine out until I was 24 and I was thrilled. My voice was clearer whether singing or speaking, my lungs felt better from not having infection dripping down into them, my sore throats were cut by at least 75%.Don't tough this out. Get rid of them.
    Ankhorite 8 Replies Flag this Response
  • Some may be better for getting their tonsils out but can be a serious decision and not to be taken lightly. I almost died when I got my tonsils out .. I haemorraged due to it and hence then had to have blood transfusion to save my life. Then completely disabled (unable to work and study by my mid 20s and still disabled at 40) as I got ME/CFS to which the cause is unknown (in my own case its a real physical thing eg fevers, glands up etc etc not a psychological thing). If it turns out this illness is caught.. quite possibly my blood transfusion could be to blame. (There have been people who have suddenly got ME/CFS right after blood transfusions). or maybe see if you can donate blood to go to yourself in advance of the surgery in case anything went wrong.
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies Flag this Response
  • With the information that the Banish Tonsil Stones guide will provide you about them, you can see for yourself how effectively the treatments presented in the book can manage to remove the problem permanently, and considerably improve your life without surgeries or other expensive procedures. there e-book from Diane puttman about steps & methods detailed in "Banish tonsil stones" here this link: http://banishtonsilstones.com/
    Anonymous 1 Replies Flag this Response
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