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Sore throat, polyps and swelling on tonsils, smells bad. What is treatment?

I have several polyps on my tonsils, mainly my left one . I for the first time removed them and counted 18 different little stones. All flesh colored with a horrible odor . Starting getting these after i started taking prescription nasal spray fluticones (sp?) . I get sore throats often with tonsil swelling and a constant feeling that I have something stuck in my throat .
Asked On : Fri, 1 Mar 2013
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ENT Specialist 's  Response
Aug 2013
hello and welcome to HCM,

When you say polyps, do you mean soft tissue like things or small stony deposits which gets crushed into a paste and have a bad odour?

If it is the latter which in all probability it is then you have a condition called the tonsillolith. This happen when there are deposits in the tonsils in places called the crypts of the tonsils. The condition can be aggravated in infections and on intake of steroids either in spray form or otherwise.

Since you also have recurrent throat pain and swelling i would definitely advice you to go for a tonsillectomy which will permanently cure you of your stones and also improve your quality of life by reducing the rate and severity of your infection

hope you are satisfied with the above


Dr Sriram Nathan
Answered: Wed, 14 Aug 2013
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