The kidneys are not the only place in our body where we can have stones, contrary with what most of us believe. We can also have tonsil stones and this affection is called tonsillitis. The tonsil stones are small calcified deposits in the small organs in our throat. Not only it’s painful, but it can also be a cause for the bad smell in our mouth.
The tonsil stones are an accumulation of mucus, bacteria and leftovers formed in the small cracks appearing in the tonsils and are more frequent in people suffering from throat infections. The bacteria forming tonsil stones is producing sulfur, thus the bad smell coming from our mouth once we have it. There is no signs and symptoms when the stones are small, but once they get bigger in size you can experience pain in your throat, irritation, red tonsils, the feeling of something stuck in your throat, pain in your ears or difficulty in breathing and swallowing. In some cases, the tonsil stones are visible in the back of your throat as a nodule or white spots.
You don’t need painful methods to get rid of the tonsils stones, while you can do it at home using natural remedies.
Water and salt gargle – Add one tablespoon of sea salt in a glass of water and use it for gargle. It will kill most of the bacteria. You can make a habit from doing it every day to prevent the tonsil stones coming back.
Garlic – Chew garlic cloves several times a day to get rid of tonsil stones in a natural and effective way. Plus, the garlic will help you get rid of any kind of bacteria that can lead to tonsil stones.
Lemon juice – It has vitamin C that will eliminate the tonsil stones. Mix a few tablespoons of lemon juice with a cup of warm water and drink slowly. You can add a pinch of salt also.
Essential oils – Lemongrass or thyme essential oils have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, helping you in treating the tonsil stones. Add three drops of oil on your toothbrush while brushing your teeth. You can also spray it in your throat, on the area affected by tonsil stones.
I think choosing homemade remedies for these minor health problems is the best choice one can do. Not only you solve your problem without taking antibiotics and without using painful surgical treatments, but you also strengthen your immune system and you prevent the problem from coming back.
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