So what is a tonsillar caseum? It is a yellowish-white stony clot located near the tonsils, caused by the accumulation of food debris from dead mucus cells and bacteria in the tonsillar cavities. They are responsible for bad breath
This condition is benign but can be a problem when the clot hardens becomes stony and painful causing pain in the throat, ear and persistent halitosis (halitosis) caused by the sulfur production of bacteria. Then arise tonsillitis and tonsillitis repletion.
How to get rid of the caseum?
To get rid of it, specialists recommend cleaning the tonsils with a large stick soaked in mouthwash or methylene blue, an antiseptic solution that will leave the throat all blue. ENTs do this when they find the presence of caseum, they sometimes use a water jet, a small device that sends hot water to the tonsils. Note that it is not easy to clean this area because of the gag reflex that provokes when we tease the tonsils.
Moreover, the secretion of caseum is often linked to a problem of gastro-oesophageal reflux. Taking an antacid treatment for two to three months can therefore reduce the presence of caseum, but only the specialist can determine if he finds that the patient has more digestive symptoms.