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Here’s How You Can Treat Your Tonsil Stones at Home

There are some things that, no matter what you do and no matter how hard you try, they just happen. One such instance is getting stubborn tonsil stones. They’re uncomfortable and make it hard to drink or eat food. If you have done everything that your doctor told you to do to prevent having tonsil stones but you end up still having them, you have nothing to worry about because there are treatments available to help you get through it.

And if you’re worried that you don’t have insurance or you’re strapped for cash, worry not as there are home treatments you could actually try. Here are some of them:

Treatment for Tonsil Stones

According to medical professionals, the most effective way to get rid of the tonsil stone is to increase the amount of oxygen or the oxygenation that is delivered to the area where the tonsil stones are present. By delivering sufficient levels of oxygen to the area, you are going to eradicate or destroy the bacteria and other debris that caused the problem. Most of them prescribe treatments like throat spray which aims to kill the bacteria while at the same time also increasing the oxygen levels that can reach that area.

But if you’re worried about what a medical treatment will cost you, or you want to be vigilant with what you put in your body and don’t want medications as much as possible, there are actually home remedies you can try.

Chewing Garlic

garlicEating or chewing raw garlic is believed to be an effective way of treating and removing your tonsil stones. This is because the garlic has an antibacterial property so it can help kill the bacteria on your tonsils that caused the stone to form.

What you have to do is just chew the garlic for just a few times a day. Continue doing this until you feel that your tonsil stones are already gone. You might not like the taste but it’s worth trying. Garlic has been used since the ancient times not just to ward off spirits but also for its antiseptic and healing properties.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Actually in this case, you can use any type of vinegar and it will be effective because of the acidity of the vinegar. The goal is to kill the bacteria which is the main cause of tonsil stones. The properties in the vinegar will eat the tonsil stones away until they have been broken down into very small pieces and become easy to eradicate. Just make sure that you mix the vinegar with water first before you start gargle it. Do this for at least two to three times a day.

Carrots

This vegetable is well known for its ability to improve the eyesight because it is rich in beta carotene. But did you know that it’s also very effective in helping get rid of the stones that have accumulated in the tonsil? This is because carrots also have antibacterial properties. Vegetables like this also helps increase the flow of saliva in your mouth, therefore helping to wash away the bacteria and other unwanted particles. Feeling hungry and dealing with tonsil stones at the same time? Then chew on that carrot. Now you know the reason why Bugs Bunny was so keen on eating it!

Lemon Juice

lemon juiceThe acidity and vitamins present in lemon juice makes it an effective cure for tonsil stones. All you have to do is mix the lemon juice with warm water. You can add salt if you want, and then drink it. You can also let the mixture stay in the area that is affected by the stone before you swallow it. If you’re not a fan of drinking warm water, get creative and make ice chips out of lemon juice instead and throw it in a glass of cold water. It’s refreshing and also a cure, now, isn’t that amazing?

Dealing with tonsil stones can be unpleasant. But with the right treatment, you’ll sure to get rid of them in no time. Make sure to follow these tips and see if your throat feels better.

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