Tonsil Stones – The Cause of Post Nasal Drip

If you are experiencing post nasal drip(PND) and have your tonsils, you are at greater chance of having white lumps on your tonsils, which are called tonsil stones (tonsilloliths). This is caused by mucus that gathers at the back of the throat and on the tonsils. The proteins that are found in the mucous, are like food to the bacteria that breeds on it. If you have PND, you have a higher chance of developing tonsil stones.

If you often have to clear your throat and feel that you have mucous in the back of your throat or a foreign obstruction in the back of your throat, this could be tonsil stones. The sinus and PND excretion, results in a accumulation of dead debris and cells that get embedded on to the tonsil and causes a whitish and yellowish lump. This causes foul smelling breath and although they can dislodge from the tonsil, they tend to reoccur with the post nasal drip.

To help prevent tonsil stones, the PND has to be addressed, to slow down the discharge of mucous that will enter into the back of the throat and tonsils. Seeing a doctor will help him assess the problem, so he can give the proper treatment for PND. This will help to eliminate the embarrassing bad breath that accompanies this problem.

There are products on the market that can help treat the post nasal drip. Some of these products are antihistamines or nasal decongestants. These products are only a temporary solution, but do not give a permanent fix for the problem. The number of people that have to deal with this problem on a regular basis, is around 50 -60%

Now you know the cause of post nasal drip and how you can treat this problem. By seeking professional help, this can eliminate the embarrassing halitosis and uncomfortable symptoms that come along with this condition.

Valda Udley

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