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Do You Have Tonsil Stones? Here’s What You Need to Worry About

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Nobody wants to find weird, gross, smelly, or scary things anywhere in, on, or around their bodies. For millions of people around the globe, however, this is an everyday reality that presents itself in virtually countless forms, and some are way worse than others.

At the end of the day, we’re just animals. And even though our brains may be more advanced than other species on the planet, our immensely complex bodies are still susceptible to plenty of nasty—albeit fascinating—conditions. From major diseases to normal skin rashes to minor cuts, swells, bruises, and bumps, just about everyone has experienced something strange and gross happening to their body at some point in their life.

But one of the least understood—and most noticeable—things that our bodies can do that really can get gross is produce and harbor tonsil stones. The source of confusion, discomfort, bad tastes, and worse breath, tonsil stones are curious byproducts that can stay lodged in your mouth and throat and cause discomfort, minor pain, and very bad breath. If you have tonsil stones, you definitely should not ignore them. Are you worried about tonsil stones? Here’s everything you need to know about them!

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