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I have holes that run along the tonsils, food gets trapped in there and bacteria builds up. Is removal of tonsiles the only option?
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Tonsil stones!   by animalgirlsr   16 year 3 of 3 (100%)

The "food particles" you are experiencing are actually called tonsil stones. The medical term is "tonsilloliths". Aside from the foul odor and the annoyance they are harmless. If you plan on having your tonsils removed due to this problem, you should print out this article and bring it to your doctor first.

Doctors commonly misdiagnose these symptoms and believe it to be tonsilitis. I have the same condition and had been lead to believe that I had tonsilitis although the doctor "just can't understand how I could be feeling no pain". My friend's neighbor died due to her tonsillectomy. She began to hemmorhage and did not make it to the hospital in time to stop it before it killed her. This obviously frightened me and I decided to research it a little more. That is when I found that I do not need a tonsillectomy. In fact I also discovered that tonsils play a vital role in the maintaining of my health. They trap bacteria to prevent illness. No wonder I have chunks of bacteria in my tonsils! It simply means that they have been doing their job, and I have overloaded them. If you have this problem you need to clean them out, because as long as they are in there, your tonsils cannot function properly.
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