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My tonsils are disgusting (pic)

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ThomasRichard Thu 02-Mar-17 11:22:59

This is what I've just fished out of one tonsil. There's still stuff in there but I can't see it, just feel it.

I'm on the waiting list to get the manky things removed. I know it's not going to be a pleasant op but I can't wait to get rid of them!

Babymamaroon Thu 02-Mar-17 18:19:05

Ooohhhhhh. Satisfying. I'd simply HAVE to keep at it until I got it all out grin

PossumInAPearTree Thu 02-Mar-17 18:20:48

Oh wow. I love a good tonsil stone YouTube video.

flumpybear Thu 02-Mar-17 18:25:57

Tonsil stones .... are you a stony sort of person?! Must be satisfaction of getting them out?!

VaginaSuprise Thu 02-Mar-17 18:52:20

Oh god, for a min then I thought you'd arranged them on a poppadom for display purposesshock

Glasses on now and it's obvs a cotton padblush

I know I'm sick for asking but is there an accompanying odourgrin

picklemepopcorn Thu 02-Mar-17 18:57:52

Tonsil stones have a vile odour. Like a dead thing festering away. You can't keep picking them out as it gets quite sore. I used to get them but have been clear for years now. Have you tried drinking gallons, OP?

SummerHouse Thu 02-Mar-17 19:00:43

I feel sick.

I have a friend whose brother told her you can use them for hand cream.

envy < not envy.

Sillymummy81 Thu 02-Mar-17 19:02:11

How do you get the stuff out?! I can't even touch my tonsils without heaving!

Purplehonesty Thu 02-Mar-17 19:10:39

I get tonsil stones when I eat a lot of wheat.
When I cut out bread they go away

Worth trying til you get your op?

ZogsAnon Thu 02-Mar-17 19:12:11

Was wondering how you got a poppadom in your tonsils for a minute there blush

sameoldscene Thu 02-Mar-17 19:12:45

I thought you'd retrieved the whole thing from your throat!

Oblomov17 Thu 02-Mar-17 19:12:59

Wow. I didn't even know that tonsil stones was a thing!!

iMatter Thu 02-Mar-17 19:16:40

I can't get mine out without gagging!

Any handy tips?

picklemepopcorn Thu 02-Mar-17 19:55:52

Two cotton buds pressed gently on each side.

sopsmum Thu 02-Mar-17 20:11:01

I sort of stick my finger in and press. They are gross.

ThomasRichard Fri 03-Mar-17 07:34:10

Arf @ arranging them on a poppadom! grin envy

I just use a cotton bud. It seems to resolve most of the gagging issues but it still gets quite sore.

I drink loads but I've had them since I was quite young and nothing I do seems to stop them. I did the whole 30 a couple of years ago (includes no wheat) and all that happened was that I got self-conscious about not having a constant supply of mints. Before MN I didn't know what they were and when I was a kid I thought they were bits of my brain falling out!

Rockpebblestone Mon 06-Mar-17 09:52:21

A plastic chopstick. I gently stroke the tonsil with it till they pop out. Make sure there are no sharp edges on it if you are going to use one though. I like mine as it gives a much better reach than a cotton bud. If they are stubborn I gargle with sparkling water first which seems to help.

Mallowmarshmallow Tue 07-Mar-17 18:36:37

I've just posted on chat about a tonsil stone remover.... the normal folk were disinterested and sent me over here to socialise with people more like me...!

It's a life changer, I'll find a link.

Oh, and I'm jealous of the amount you've got out, that's seriously impressive.

Mallowmarshmallow Tue 07-Mar-17 18:37:14

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