Tonsil stones refer to the accumulation of bacterial and cellular debris in the crypts of the tonsils. These are usually hard and can be yellow or white. The medical term for tonsil stones is tonsilloliths. A person may have single or multiple stone formation in the tonsil crypts. The size of tonsil stones varies from a few millimeters to a centimeter. Homeopathic medicines can help treat tonsil stones very effectively. The most prominent homeopathic remedies for tonsil stones include Calcarea Fluor, Merc Sol, Phytolacca Decandra, Belladonna, and Hepar Sulph.
Homeopathic Treatment of Tonsil Stones
Homeopathic medicines for tonsils stones are prescribed symptomatically for every individual case. These medicines are made of natural substances and cause no side effects. They help remove and dissolve the existing tonsil stones from the folds of the tonsils and also help reduce the body’s tendency to create tonsil stones.
Homeopathic Medicines for Tonsil Stones
Calcarea Fluor- Top Homeopathic Medicine for Tonsil Stones
Calcarea Fluor is one of the top listed homeopathic medicine for tonsil stones. It works very effectively in dissolving hard, calcified tonsil stones. The symptoms that may be present to use this medicine are prickling sensation in the throat, and mucus dripping in the throat. The symptoms may get worse from taking cold drinks and get better from warm drinks. Night aggravation of the symptoms is also noted. In some cases, a burning sensation in the throat may be present.
Merc Sol – Homeopathic Remedy for Tonsil Stones with Bad Breath
Merc Sol is an excellent homeopathic medicine for the treatment of tonsil stones where there is a bad breath in the mouth. The tonsils look swollen, red and there may be a stinging pain present. Whitish concretions are well noted on the tonsils. The pain from tonsils may seem to radiate to the ear in some cases. A sensation of something sticking in the throat, the presence of excessive saliva and a bad or metallic taste in the mouth may also be present.
Phytolacca Decandra – Effective Homeopathic Remedy for Tonsil Stones with Difficult Swallowing
Phytolacca Decandra is a natural treatment for tonsil stones when the person experiences difficulty in swallowing. Small, yellow-white spots on the tonsils are visible. Rawness and excoriation in the throat are also present. A rough, burning, smarting sensation in the throat may also be present with the given symptoms.
Belladonna – Natural Homeopathic Remedy for Tonsil Stones with Inflamed Tonsils
Belladonna offers an effective natural cure for tonsil stones coupled with inflamed tonsils. The tonsils appear red, swollen and enlarged. A sensation of a lump is present in the throat along with a constant desire to swallow. Coughing spells and dryness of the throat with a constant desire to drink water is also present.
Hepar Sulph – Natural Homeopathic Medicine for Tonsil Stones with Ear Ache
Hepar Sulph is a well indicated homeopathic medicine for tonsil stones when an earache and a pain in the tonsils are present. Pain from the throat radiates to the ears. In most cases, this pain is present while swallowing. The pain is stitching in nature, and a sensation of a splinter in the throat is an important attending symptom. History of chronic tonsillitis is often present in most cases needing Hepar Sulph.
What are Tonsil Stones?
Tonsils are a mass of lymphoid tissue located in the back of the throat on both sides. Tonsils have natural folds in them known as crypts (approx 10 to 20 in number). Sometimes mucus, debris, dead cells, bacteria, food can trap and accumulate in these crypts. These materials get stuck in the folds of the tonsils and become hard and calcified. People with recurrent/chronic tonsillitis are most prone to develop tonsil stones. A long-standing sinus complaint, poor dental hygiene, under active salivary glands, a large size of tonsils, and post nasal drip are some of the factors that can contribute to the formation of tonsil stones.
Symptoms of Tonsil Stones
In most cases, tonsil stones (especially small ones) don’t lead to any symptoms. The symptoms may appear in case of large tonsil stones. The most prominent symptom of tonsil stone is bad breath (medically known as halitosis). Other symptoms include general pain in the tonsils, difficulty swallowing foods, and liquids, a general cough and pain in the ear. Some other symptoms that may be present include the sensation of something being stuck in the throat and bad taste/metallic taste in the back of the throat. The affected tonsil may be swollen and enlarged. White/yellow solid concretions can be seen in the pockets of tonsils, but they may not be visible if they lie deep inside the tonsils. In some cases, there may be an abscess formation in the tonsil as a complication.