Tonsil stones

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What is tonsil stones?

Tonsil stones are small calcified white formations of material comprised of bacteria, dead cells, and mucous. The stones get trapped in the folds of the tonsils. These stones can contribute to bad breath, sore throat, tonsil swelling, and difficulty swallowing.

Common symptoms reported by people with tonsil stones

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with tonsil stones

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol CBD oil)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Breath Meditation)
Type
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)

Data from patients with tonsil stones, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with tonsil stones

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol CBD oil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Breath Meditation)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with tonsil stones, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has tonsil stones on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 5 say tonsil stones is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 6
30s 10
40s 8
50s 2
60s 6
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 9
20-29 years 5
30-39 years 2
40-49 years 1
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 8
Female 25

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 14
Not Diagnosed 7

These charts show data from tonsil stones patients who have completed their condition history
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