Bad Breath Balls In Your Throat

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Does anyone ever get those little white balls on there throats?
    I keep getting these little white balls on my throat and I can't get them off. When they come off they smell real bad like bad breath. My co-worker told me they were called puss pockets. They seem to fall when I am talking or something then I cough them up. If I chew it or swallow it, it leaves a bad taste in my mouth. can anyone help me get them off. can i drink salt water or something?

    • ANSWER:
      The other two may or may not be right.... depending on how I'm reading what you're saying.

      Am I reading it right that they are little balls that are NOT attached to your throat or tongue and kind of smell like vomit or bad fish? Or are they actually white balls actually attached to your throat?
      Is it soft and kind of looks like a little beige/tan mis-shapen seed?

      If they are not attached to your throat, then it is probably plaque that you have coughed or spit up. Yeah, it's kind of gross, but just spit it out in the trash. Don't squeeze it or chew it, as that will make it smell worse.
      All it means is that you may not be brushing your teeth as fast as plaque may develop. It shouldn't happen very often in the first place, but if it happens more than once every few months, you may want to switch toothpaste to something with more tartar control and/or brush twice a day.

  2. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of my bad breath?
    The problem is that I often get small white stone from my throat which has got a very offending smell. Is this the sign of bad breath?

    • ANSWER:
      Tonsillolith (syn: tonsil stone, calculi of the tonsil) a ball-like accumulation of food particles, bacteria, leukocytes, dead white cells, and dried mucus in the folds of tonsils. These folds are referred to as crypts. The balls of bacteria and their waste products are colored white or yellow, have a rough texture resembling cottage cheese or cauliflower, and convey an extremely foul odor. Tonsilloliths may contribute to halitosis and sore throats.

      Prevention methods include gargling with salt water or a non-alcohol, non-sugar based mouth wash. A cotton swab dipped in hydrogen peroxide applied directly on the tonsil stones will not dislodge them as you may have read; it only makes one's mouth feel weird and causes gagging. The use of a water pick to clear out the crypts of accumulated debris may also help (the lower pressure tongue-cleaner attachment is recommended). A more drastic method, a tonsillectomy, is not usually indicated or recommended, but will lead to permanent relief.

      It is important to remember that although tonsil stones can be uncomfortable, they are rarely ever dangerous and can be seen as more of an inconvenience than anything else.

      I have these also and use a saltwater rinse. I also use a antibacterial wash like listerine(hate the taste and the smell but it's better then the bad breath)

  3. QUESTION:
    What the heck are the little white things that come out of your mouth when you cough that smell ?
    So recently my boyfriend and I have been wondering what the heck the little yellowish white chunks that smell like a months worth of bad breath are. I know you know what I'm talking about I don't know anyone that hasnt gotten one. Anyways does anyone know what these little "death stank" balls are? Anyways let me know because it's really bizarre and I've decided that they must have come from the tonsels...help me out here!
    And I brush my teeth 3 times a day and floss once a week and i use listerine every time i brush. So it's not because I don't brush my teeth.....haha

    • ANSWER:
      Those are called Tonsil 'liths'.. essentially, 'stones' that are stored in pits from your tonsils. My son had them and they smelled awful! they are a mixture of old food and bacteria that has gathered in the pits on your tonsils and once they get so big you just hack them out! If you are prone to sore throats or tonisllitis, a tonisllectomy may be in order and will rid you of this terrible problem as they cause bad breath too!

  4. QUESTION:
    What are those foul-smelling clumps that you occasionally cough up?
    All my life every couple of weeks or so I feel something stuck in the back of my throat that I have to get out- it's always a small, tan clump that comes out. It smells so bad that it's almost like my body is getting rid of bad breath or something. Sorry if this is a really general and simple thing I should know about but I was never told.

    • ANSWER:
      Whoa my sister had this same problem. The doctor told her they were "tonsil balls". Your tonsils clean bacteria off of them and that is the crap your coughing up. Apparantly you can stick your finger in your mouth and gently massage the tonsil sac forcing the balls out. It's very strange, I don't get it, but she gets them often.

  5. QUESTION:
    What's the best way to get rid of a sore throat?
    I already take Halls and then use Sore Throat Spray.
    Last night I got over a sinus infection, but I'm still stuffed up a bit today.

    I need some help. Tomorrow I have to go and sing for all city high school choir and... I'm a soprano.

    • ANSWER:
      A sore throat is discomfort, pain, or scratchiness in the throat. A sore throat often makes it painful to swallow.

      Like colds, the vast majority of sore throats are caused by viral infections. This means most sore throats will NOT respond to antibiotics. Many people have a mild sore throat at the beginning of every cold. When the nose or sinuses become infected, drainage can run down the back of the throat and irritate it, especially at night. Or, the throat itself can be infected.

      Strep throat is the most common bacterial cause of sore throat. Strep throat can occasionally lead to rheumatic fever. Strep throat often includes a fever (greater than 101°F), white draining patches on the throat, and swollen or tender lymph glands in the neck. Children may have a headache and stomach pain.

      Homeopathic Medicine & Treatment for Sore Throat
      #Belladonna. [Bell]
      This remedy corresponds to many sore throats and is very often prescribed. Its symptoms must be carefully followed to secure the best results. It is indicated by great dryness and brightness of the throat; it has a glazed appearance, the fauces are inflamed, the tonsils are swollen and enlarged, worse on the right side; constant desire to swallow. There is constricted sensation in the throat, worse from swallowing when liquids and even food are ejected through the nose. There is great soreness from the swelling and hyperaesthesia of the fauces. Sore throats of catarrhal origin, rapid in progress and having dryness as a prominent symptoms are promptly relieved by Belladonna. A great aversion to drink with the sore throat is characteristic. Cistus Canadensis has great dryness of the throat; so dry that there is a sensation of sand in the throat and the patient drinks often to moisten the parts. Wyethia has great dryness in the pharynx and posterior nares, an elongated uvula and burning of the epiglottis.

      #Mercurius. [Merc]
      The preparations of mercury are all great sore throat remedies. Mercurius has dryness and great soreness of the throat, the patient is obliged to swallow constantly and there is much soreness and swelling of the glands ;this is characteristic of the remedy. The throat is raw and burning and also red and swollen. It is useful in sub-acute or torpid anginas and in affections of the throat appearing on every change of the weather. An offensive breath is a guiding symptom. Mercurius corrosivus. Here the uvula is swollen and there is intense burning, worse from pressure; constriction of the throat, throat feels dry and stiff, swelling causes spasm. The external and glands are enormously swollen. Mercurius protoiodide. Great swelling of the glands and accumulation of thick, tenacious mucus in the throat mark this remedy. The tongue is coated yellow at the base, the tips and sides being red. It is more valuable in chronic troubles with less swelling than discharge. Diphtheritic deposits beginning on the right side. Mercurius biniodide. This remedy is similar to the protoiodide, except that is more acute and worse on left side; there is more glandular swelling and more fever than in the protoiodide, thus partaking more of the features of Iodine. It is especially useful in chronic follicular tonsillitis.

      #Phytolacca. [Phyt]
      In throats that are dark in color where the tonsils are dark red, the parts feel sore, and the pain on swallowing is at the root of the tongue, accompanied by a general aching in the back and limbs. It suits chronic follicular pharyngitis where there is present a constant desire to clear the throat of phlegm or a sensation of a hot ball in the throat worse from hot fluids. The right side is more frequently the seat of the trouble. Graphites. Chronic sore throat, with the sensation of a lump in the throat. Baptisia is useful in ulcerated sore throat, with excessively offensive odor from the parts. Excessive putridity marks the remedy. Natrum arsenicosum. Dissecting room sore throat.

      #Kali muriaticum. [Kali-m]
      One of our best remedies for follicular pharyngitis where there is a gray or white exudation, the tonsils are swollen and inflamed, and there is grayish spots or ulcers on them. It is almost specific for the form of ulcerated sore throat which results from gastric disturbances. The glands about the throat are swollen.

      #Kali bichromicum. [Kali-b]
      Sore throat, with swelling of the tonsils, and ulcers which exude a purulent discharge; there are diseased follicles which exude a caseous matter; the coating of the tongue is yellow at the base; there is an accumulation of sticky tenacious mucus in the pharynx and pains in the Eustachian tubes. There is with Kali bichromicum a sensation of dryness, of burning and of rawness, or a scraping feeling as if something were sticking in the throat. Ammonium muriaticum has sore throat with viscid phlegm, so tough that it cannot be hawked up. There is rawness in the naso-pharynx and hoarseness. Calcarea phosphorica, according to Cooper, is almost specific for adenoid vegetations in the naso-pharynx. Sanguinaria nitrate. In chronic follicular pharyngitis Ivins considers this remedy a sheet anchor, where there is burning, soreness and rawness in the pharynx.

      #Guaiacum. [Guai]
      This remedy is considered almost specific in ordinary pharyngitis, when it is worse on the right side, where the tonsils are swollen and throat is so dry that the patient must drink to assist deglutition, the throat is less red than under Belladonna and the follicles are involved, stinging pains in the throat or a burning like a pepper worse in warm moist air. Aching in the throat and neck, holds neck when talking. Pulsatilla. Fauces dark red or purplish and having the appearance of a varicose condition of the blood vessels; scraping, rawness, and dryness in the throat, without thirst.

      #Lachesis. [Lach]
      Sensation of a lump in the throat, which seems to go down when swallowing, but returns again; constriction of throat and difficult breathing, worse arousing form sleep or after sleep. Empty swallowing is painful and fluids escape from the nose; the throat is sensitive externally, and though the throat is bluish-red the discomfort is much greater than the appearance of the parts would warrant. Its field embraces also irritable and nervous sore throats. Shuldham remarks that Lachesis has not that deep-seated chronic inflammation of the glands of the pharynx that makes Kali bichromicum, Mercurius and Hepar come tripping along to the memory.

      #Cantharis. [Canth]
      A very useful throat remedy; it has a highly inflamed throat covered with a plastic lymph. there is spasm of the throat with a feeling of intense constriction. The throat feels as if on fire, the pain seems to be at the back of the throat. It has been found most useful at the conclusion of inflammatory and the commencement of catarrhal sore throats. Apis. Stinging pains in the throat, with oedema; the throat feel constricted , and the pharynx has a shiny appearance . Blisters in throat, with much swelling inside and outside. Capsicum. Useful in sore throats of smokers and drinkers, with burning and relaxed uvula, throat sore and contracted even when not swallowing; the fauces are dark red. There is excessive smarting and burning; cold aggravates.

      #Hepar sulphur. [Hep]
      Sharp splinter-like pains in the throat indicate this remedy, or a sensation as if there were a lump in the throat. Suppurative throat troubles, tonsillitis and retropharyngeal abscess will call for Hepar. The sensation of a fish bone in the throat is quite characteristic. The 3rd centesimal potency is doubtless the most efficacious strength in these conditions. Nitric acid has splinter-like sensations in throat, but due to ulcerative processes. Argentum nitricum. Sensation of a splinter in the throat when swallowing; secretion of clear tenacious mucus, rawness in pharynx and larynx with altered tone of voice. Natrum muriaticum. Sensation as of a hair in the throat, uvula elongated, feeling of a plug in throat, tobacco user's sore throat. Ignatia. Sensation of plug in throat, worse when not swallowing. Nervous symptoms, marked prostration and slow recuperation. Valeriana. Sensation as of a string hanging down into the throat. Kali carbonicum. A fish bone sensation in the throat, with hawking; no other remedy has this hawking and sensation combined.

      #Nux vomica. [Nux-v]
      This is a remedy often overlooked in throat troubles , but it comes in more frequently than many others. It suits the irritated throats of smokers, drinkers and preachers; there is a follicular rawness and scraping in the throat which is usually caused by irritation from tobacco smoke, liquors or overuse of the voice. It is a chronic pharyngitis, and there may be atrophic white patches in the throat. There is also supra-sternal sensitiveness and a dry cough. Alumina. Useful in relaxed conditions of the mucous membrane of the throat, as in clergymen's sore throat. The throat is dark red and the uvula elongated. Dryness is also a prominent symptom; it has a glazed look. Ferrum phosphoricum. Dry, red, inflamed and painful throat, sore throats of singers and speakers. Gelsemium. Fauces dry and irritated and burning; the tonsils are inflamed. Senega is a most useful remedy in simple sore throats or when there are rheumatic complications. The 3rd potency is preferable. Sanguinaria nitrica. Chronic form of granular pharyngitis with a sensation of heat in the throat, and a thick,yellow or muco-sanguinolent expectoration.

      Take the remedy which is similar to your symptoms. No side effects or complications if taken as directed, please do not exceed the given dosage and under any circumstances do not try to mix any remedies and avoid Chocolates, Mints, Coffee, Red Meat, Alcoholic and Carbonated drinks, Spicy Rich Food while taking any Homeopathic remedies, and keep the medicines away from direct sunlight, heat strong smells and perfumes and do not store them in the fridge.
      Curing without any side effects or Complications Thats the Beauty of Homeopathic Medicine

      Take Care and God Bless you.

  6. QUESTION:
    Why do I often couch up the cream colored ball like things from my throat?
    Twice a day i will couch up this cream colored balls and they have a horrible smell what is this?

    • ANSWER:
      Do you have bad breath, too?

      Mucus and smells can indicate other internal problems. The toxins are coming out it seems. If it is coming from bad oral hygiene you can try this. Brushing the teeth with Alum & salt mix and get a tongue cleaner that can gentle scrap and remove harmful bacteria and debris even from the back of the tongue off the tongue.

      Hope this helps,

      Nirinjan

  7. QUESTION:
    Sore throat and Stuffed nose in the morning?
    Mostly every time I wake up for school in the morning I wake up with either a sore throat or a stuffed nose maybe sometimes both. Its driving my crazy!! Is there anyway to prevent this from happening?

    • ANSWER:
      hi jagex, roberta young here,

      you probably sleep with your mouth open most of the night, which in turn will dry out your throat pretty bad.

      drinking water at night won't help either.

      your nose gets stuffy because you're not breathing correctly, and you're drying out all your cavities. question for you-do you a bad taste in your mouth, dry mouth, chalky looking or bad breath?

      these are signs that you've used up all your saliva to keep your cavities moist during sleep time.

      one thing you might want to try, is put a pillow under the head of your bed, so you prop up part of your chest, neck and head, also including your nose and your ears. don't forget the ears, because these an dry out too, and cause more wax build-up earaches and ringing.

      you might want to gargle at night with either warm salted water, or warm lemon water. DO NOT SWALLOW THEM!!! you might also try ear drops warmed in your palms, drops into ear with cotton balls inserted in your ears.

      you probably do not produce saliva during your sleep.

      try these suggestions above, i have for years, and sleep time has improved over time.

      please keep me informed of your progress!!!

      roberta young
      plantsmill@att.net

      p.s. good luck and happy days at school with no ailments.

  8. QUESTION:
    Are my dogs suffering from boredom and loneliness?
    I have two dogs : a small westy and a big black dog ( don't know breed).. They are almost the same age and they share an area of 540 square feet from our yard just for them. My family loves them very much but the problem is that we rarely have time to spend with them. When my mother bought it was because of fright that something bad might happen to them. So, bearing in mind that they have each other, food, water and relatively a lot of space yet they lack human interaction. Do you think that they are unhappy?

    • ANSWER:
      Your Mom wanted dogs for security, so when they barked, she would feel safer. That why many people have dogs. You do want to spend some time with them, not so much for their sake, as for yours. A dog that's penned up all the time without human interaction, without playing ball, running in the yard....they can turn a little wild. If the only contact they have are being fed and watered once a day, they don't really interract with people. They will learn to forget how to act with people, and if they become afraid, they may nip.
      Your Mom is probably like my Mom was, "No dogs in the House!" My mom was afraid of the pet hair and allergies. She nearly lossed a sister who inhaled a piece of fur and nearly died, couldn't get it out of her throat and couldn't catch her breath.
      But you can be sure that when the spring storms came along with the lightening and thunder, my brother and I would make sure the dogs were nestled behind the couch, treated with little bits of hot dog to quell their nerves. So, are you still "friends" with your dogs?

  9. QUESTION:
    How do you know when it's time for a tonsillectomy?
    I'm 20, and I get semi-frequent swollen tonsils, constant, pretty much daily tonsil stones, and frequent earaches and sore throats. I also snore. I know adult tonsillectomies are kind of rare, but I think that it might be necessary after dealing with this for a couple of years now, but I'm no doctor. Help please!!

    • ANSWER:
      Having a tonsillectomy is more than just a quick decision one makes due to some discomfort or convenience. First, it is an actual surgery involving anaesthetic. Second, it is very painful in adults and requires at least a 2 week recovery. So how do you know when it's time to go under the knife? Let my article reveal for you the signs that indicate you need a tonsillectomy.

      Difficulty: Moderate
      Instructions

      Things You'll Need
      flashlight
      doctor's opinion
      experience
      1
      Strep Throat:
      Do you get multiple attack each year of strep throat? Doctors usually look for at least 3 episodes per year to start the discussion of whether a tonsillectomy is right for you. You may have strep throat and not even know it, as some experience more severe pain than others. Of course, severity of pain is something to consider as you weigh your options on whether to have a tonsillectomy or not.

      2
      Swollen Tonsils:
      Do you have consistently swollen tonsils that cause you daily frustration? Swollen tonsils can cause problems swallowing and breathing. Some who suffer from sleep apnoea can point the finger at swollen tonsils as the culprit. Take a peek at your tonsils with a mirror and a flashlight. If it's not obvious to you that they are swollen, seek the professional opinion of your doctor. Sometimes, severely swollen tonsils will cause swelling of the glands in the neck.

      3
      Tonsil Stones:
      Do you often have hard foul smelling balls stuck to your tonsils? These stones cause pain and additional swelling to your tonsils. One sign of tonsil stones is severe bad breath. These stones, called tonsillitis professionally, are actually pieces of food stuck in the pits and craters of your tonsils. They harden and turn into bacteria traps. They will keep you sick as long as they remain embedded in your tonsils. Ongoing struggles with tonsil stones is a sure sign that a tonsillectomy is needed.

      4
      Chronic Tonsillitis:
      Sometimes tonsils can become so infected that a course of antibiotics will only provide some initial relief but not clear up the infection completely. Your body can only handle so many courses of antibiotics before it becomes unsafe and unhealthy for your body. Chronic tonsillitis is a sure sign that a tonsillectomy might be the only way to permanent relief.

      5
      Earn Aches:
      Ear aches can often be linked to tonsil problems. Recurring ear aches could be a sign that your tonsils are swollen or infected. Ask your doctor to confirm your suspicions.

      Tips & Warnings

      The advice of your doctor and a good ENT is best way to determine whether a tonsillectomy is right for you.

      There are alternative treatments available...so talk through your options before signing on for surgery.

  10. QUESTION:
    when doing a work out, chewing gum bad or good to have?
    i liked to chew alot and have loads of gum (not because i have bad breath) it just keeps me busy so im guessing to take some to work out next, good idea?

    its extra green color packet!

    • ANSWER:
      Never a good thing to chew gum when doing exercise. You are usually breathing faster and deeper and there is always a chance that you wil take the gum deeper into your throat and block your wind pipe. I have known it to happen twice in the last 6 years in a gym.
      I at one time trained a soccer team of lads in the 16 to 19 age group and I asked them not to chew while playing for the same reason.Of course they ignored my warning until one lad was hit in the face by the ball and the gum he was chewing went into his windpipe. I was totally unable to breathe and would have been unconscious within a few minutes and with his brain starved of oxygen he could have at worst died and at best suffered brain damage. I managed to give him 3 sharp pats on the back and the gum came out. He was lucky.
      Once again not a good idea to chew when taking exercise.

  11. QUESTION:
    How long after a tonsillectomy until a person can eat real food?
    I had a tonsillectomy over a week ago. I think it's my ninth day and I've been wanting real food since day one. How much longer do I have to wait until I can eat something solid, like a cheeseburger?

    • ANSWER:
      haha i had one on my first day of 8th grade aint that funny!! you can eat one right now if you want if it hurts though like excrutiating pain then stop it hurt my throat to eat real food for 2 weeks but after the first i ate it anyway.

      i was sick all summer. my tonsils were the size of golf balls. i would send you a pic but i dont know how. and they didnt want to do surgery i could hardly breath and finally i went to a specialist and he stuck a camera up my nose and looked down at them and i could see it on a tv screen it hurt sooo bad. then he said ok we need to take those out as soon as possible and got out his book. the first day he had open for me was the first day of school or the second week of school i said i might as well do the first day cuz i was in PAIN!! so i got to stay home the whole first week of school and the second week i didnt have to do gym!! ---whats sad was anyone who wasnt my close friend who knew i was haveing surgery thought i moved away!! it was kinda funny.
      ohh i ate the schools food the whole second week it was solid and sucked cuz its school food so you'll be fine :]
      good luck with the food

  12. QUESTION:
    Why do those nasty smelling hard balls keep coming from my throat?
    I heard they're called tonsil stones, but what makes them become lose and come out? I would like to know every detail about them. (if you know)

    • ANSWER:
      A tonsillolith (also called tonsil stone or calculus of the tonsil) is a piece (or more commonly, a cluster) of calcareous matter which forms in the rear of the mouth, in the crevasses (called crypts) of the palatine tonsils (which are what most people commonly refer to as simply tonsils).

      Tonsil stones, it is theorized, are the result of a combination of any of the following:
      food particles
      dead white blood cells (a.k.a. leukocytes)
      oral bacteria, possibly from mouth breathing
      overactive salivary glands

      They are described as having a pungent odor[2]: halitosis concentrated into a small solid object. Visually, they may resemble sesame seeds or cottage cheese in color and texture.

      Protruding tonsilloliths have the feel of a foreign object, lodged between the outside of wisdom teeth and the temporomandibular joint region of the fleshed jaw. They may be an especially uncomfortable nuisance, but are not often harmful.

      Symptoms
      Tonsilloliths occur more frequently in adults than in children. Symptoms are usually non-specific such as sore throat, chronic cough or otalgia. A foreign body sensation may also exist in the back of throat with recurrent foul breath (halitosis). Treatment is usually removal of concretions by curettage; larger lesions may require local excision.

      Tonsilloliths tend to be present in young adolescents and can manifest with bad breath and swallowing pain accompanied by a foreign body sensation and, in some cases, referred ear pain. The condition may also prove asymptomatic, with detection upon palpating a hard intratonsillar or submucosal mass.

      Go here to read on Treatment....I hope I helped ya......
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tonsil_stone

  13. QUESTION:
    What are the health benefits of apple cider vinegar?
    I heard it's really good for you?

    • ANSWER:
      What are the Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar?
      Natural Apple Cider Vinegar is a wonderful natural cure for a number of ailments which usually require antibiotics and other medications that have a number of side effects. In particular, Apple Cider Vinegar has been known to:

      Reduce sinus infections and sore throats
      Balance high cholesterol
      Cure skin conditions such as acne
      Protect against food poisoning
      Fight allergies in both humans and animals
      Prevent muscle fatigue after exercise
      Strengthen the immune system
      Increase stamina
      Increase metabolism which promotes weight loss
      Improve digestion and cure constipation
      Alleviate symptoms of arthritis and gout
      Prevents bladder stones and urinary tract infections

      Uses of Apple Cider Vinegar

      Weight Loss
      While it is not known why, many people claim that Apple Cider Vinegar promotes weight loss. Some theories suggest that ACV helps to speed up the metabolism, while others suggest that it burns calories. A number of nutritionists also believe that combining Vitamin B6 and Lecithin with Apple Cider Vinegar is highly effective for weight loss. A suggested remedy is to mix 2 teaspoons of ACV mixed with a glass of water and drink this before every meal or sip it slowly throughout the day

      Bad Breath
      Due to its acidic properties, Apple Cider Vinegar makes a wonderful remedy for bad breath or halitosis. Simply add 1/2 tablespoon of ACV into a cup of water and gargle the mixture in your mouth for 10 seconds at a time until the cup is empty.

      Body Odor
      Apple Cider Vinegar is an effective body odor remedy, since it can help adjust the skin's pH level which helps to eliminate odor-causing bacteria. For armpit odor, simply wipe them once each morning with undiluted apple cider vinegar (using a cotton ball). For foot odor, fill a pan with warm water and add 1/3 cup of ACV, then let your feet soak in this mixture for 15 minutes once per week.

      Skin Problems and Infections
      Acne
      Apple Cider Vinegar is a natural cure for acne. Please refer to our Acne Home Remedy page for more information on how to treat acne with Apple Cider Vinegar.

      Age Spots
      Apple Cider Vinegar contains sulfur that fights the effects of aging, which makes it suitable for treating age spots. Visit our Home Remedy for Age Spots page to learn about an effective Apple Cider Vinegar and onion juice treatment for this condition.

      Cellulite
      Many women have found that Apple Cider Vinegar can help reduce the appearance of cellulite. Our Cellulite Home Remedies page contains details on how ACV can be used to treat this problem.

      Yeast Infection
      Apple Cider Vinegar has been found to be an effective treatment for yeast infections. See our Yeast Infection Home Remedies page for more details on how soaking in a bath mixed with a few cups of ACV can be used to treat this infection.

      Stomach Problems
      Constipation
      Apple Cider Vinegar is frequently used as a natural cure for constipation. Please visit our Constipation Home Remedy page for more information on how drinking Apple Cider Vinegar can help cure this common digestive problem.

      Diarrhea
      There are various causes for diarrhea, and although it should not be left untreated, it is often a natural way for the body to rid itself of harmful compounds and ingested materials. Apple Cider Vinegar is a fantastic natural remedy for diarrhea since the high pectin concentration acts as a protective coating which soothes the irritated lining of the colon. A suggestion is to add 2 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar to a large glass of water, and drink this 3 times daily while the symptoms persist.

      Major Illnesses
      Diabetes
      Apple Cider Vinegar may help to control high blood sugar levels, which is why it is often used as a natural treatment for Diabetes. Visit our Diabetes Remedies page to learn more about how ACV can be used to treat this condition.

      What are the Side Effects of Apple Cider Vinegar?
      There are no major known side effects of Apple Cider Vinegar when used in moderation. However, drinking vinegars, acids or even lemon juices on a regular basis can lead to a deterioration of dental enamel. This can give your teeth a yellowish look and make them more sensitive to heat and cold. To prevent this, the vinegar should always be diluted with water or a pinch of baking soda should be added in order to reduce the acidity level.

      Where and How to Buy Apple Cider Vinegar
      Apple Cider Vinegar can be found in almost any natural health or nutrition store, or from a variety of online retailers such as Amazon.com (see links below). Look for ACV with a pH level of 5 to 7. Apple Cider Vinegar can also be found in capsule form which help eliminate the strong sour taste associated with the liquid vinegar.

  14. QUESTION:
    Yellow round balls that come from the ducts in the back of the mouth?
    hey i know this is isnt the best topic to be writing about but ive always wondered what this was. once every while i will get these yellow, sometimes colorlesswhite balls that come out of the ducts in teh back of my mouth and they usually have an odor of bad breath and i was wondering what these are!? is there a name? ask if you need more details. thank you, i think its one of the benefactors of bad breath.
    i mean i brush well and the balls are a little smaller than pepper balls? they kind of just sit in the back of the ducts [i assume, i havent like, dug in there] and eventualyl just come out from a cough, etc. sorry i dont think this is helpful

    • ANSWER:
      HELLO,
      PEOPLE OFTEN THINK THE SINUSES ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THESE. THESE STONE-LIKE, SMELLY GRANULES ARE CALLED TONSILITHS OR TONSIL STONES.
      THEY ARE NA RURALLY PRODUCED BY THE TONSILS AND MOST PEOPLE JUST END UP SWALLOWING THEM W/O KNOWING ANYTHING FURTHER. FOR THOSE TIMES THEY DO HAPPEN TO COME OUT THEY USUALLY COME OUT WHEN SOMEONE SNEEZES OF COUGHS.
      ONE THING THAT CAN BE DONE TO LOOSEN THESE FROM THE TONSILAR CRYPTS IN THE THROAT IS TO USE A WATERPIK TO GENTLY IRRIGATE THEM FROM THE TONSILS. DON'T TRY TO USE OBJECTS TO POKE AT YOUR TONSILS WITH OBJECTS TO GET THEM LOOSE. THIS MAY HARM YOUR TENDER TONSILS. BE SURE TO DRINK PLENTY OF WATER TO KEEP WELL HYDRATED.

  15. QUESTION:
    My tonsils look like a chunk has been ripped out?
    I have small little stinky balls that come out of my tonsils. Nd so my bf wanted to see from where it really came from nd he saw that my left tonsil looked like there was a huge chunk ripped out. I never had issues with my tonsils before nd just being told this has really scared me.. My dentist never said anything bout it. So should I be concerned?

    • ANSWER:
      You tonsils are rotting, do you have really bad breath? Do you snore?

      Yep, your tonsils are just rotting, it's not deadly but they will probably have them removed....it can lead to a lot of tonsillitis and other throat infection or sleep apnea.

  16. QUESTION:
    Why does my mum feel like something is stuck in her throat?
    So my mum was having lunch, and she started gagging. She went to like puke and she said there was like something jamming her oesophagus. But if there was something stuck in her oesophagus she would have puked it out after puking but she said it was still there. What could be the cause of this ?

    • ANSWER:
      Don't take offense to this,but does your Mom have frequent or chronic bad breatH?I ask,cuz it could be tonsil stones.They are not serious,just irritating ,uncomfortable ,and are known for causing bad breath.What it is ,is,calcified food,mucus,and post nasal drip stuff that hardens,and gets caught in tonsil crypts,which are little folds & crevices in the back of the throat.Often times if you look in the mirror with a flaslight,open really wide and say "Ahhh" you can see little whitish/yellows balls .some are very tiny others can be the as big as (rarely) marbles.She may be able to gargle with warm salt water to loosen them &cough them out or she can take a q-tip and dislodge them.All of this doesn't apply if she's had her tonsils removed(its possible but VERY RARE) .iF ITS NOT THAT THEN SHE SHOULD BE CHECKED OUT BY AN e.n.t. DRif the problem persists.

  17. QUESTION:
    What are these yellow "balls" coming from the back of my throat?
    At times when Im scratching the back of my throat or im coughing by clearing my throat (im not sick with a cold or anything) I randomly will cough up these pale yellow looking balls and when I crush them they smell bad.

    what are they? Why do I have them? How can I get rid of them? Could they be what causes my breath to smell bad?

    • ANSWER:
      It's bile

  18. QUESTION:
    My boyfriend tells me I sometimes have harsh breath, what is the cause?
    My boyfriend tells me sometimes that I have harsh breath. I also repeatedly caugh up small yellow balls that have a disgusting odor. It gets so bad that I can feel the ball at the back of my throat and I need to gag so that it can come out. That sometimes works. What is this and how can it be cured?

    • ANSWER:
      There can be many reason one can be that you smoke and the chemicals from the smoke comes out and the breath can also be caused from smoking but if you don't smoke it can be from stress of the food you eat

  19. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of sinus headache?
    What is an easy way to get rid of a sinus headache? I have had this headache going on 48 hrs. I have tried taking sinus medicinem, regular medicine and nothing seems to be helping it. Is there something else i could do to try to get rid of this headache?

    • ANSWER:
      omg!
      I have one to! I dunno if its a Sinus one though :)
      I had a cold last week(Yes on easter) and i was gettin
      better but now i have a sore throat :'( plus a headache!
      I'd not put ice on your head I heard its very bad for
      your brain D= I usally just lie down with a wet towl
      And yeah.
      :) Hope I helped and get better soon
      Also some of this may help?

      1. Feel the top ridge of your eye socket under the eyebrow. You will discover a small groove in your skull about the center of the top of the eye socket. In this groove is a nerve which is very sensitive to pressure. If you compress this nerve, it will be very painful. However, the pain will stimulate the pituitary to release endorphins immediately. The endorphins are the body's own natural painkillers and are more powerful than morphine. To stimulate the nerve, push hard against it for about 10 seconds.
      2. A similar method for releasing endorphins is to take a couple teaspoons of cayenne pepper in a glass of water. This is not harmful. When the cayenne hits the stomach lining, endorphins will be released by the brain to stop the pain.
      3. Put a cold rag on your neck or forehead. Many headaches are caused by tense neck muscles. Conversely, use a moist hot pack to loosen up tense muscles - see which works best for you.
      4. Massage the ears and ear lobes as well as the neck. If you can, find two tennis balls or raquette balls and put them in a sock. Lay on a flat surface and place the two balls just below the base of your skull on the occipital and relax. You may feel sinus pressure or minimal discomfort at first but it will go away. Lay in this position with the still point on the occipital for as long as needed. This is especially helpful for sinus headaches.
      5. Similar in concept to the endorphin release - nerve stimulation through acupressure can offer some relief of symptoms. Search for "Do-in" or "acupressure" on the web.
      6. *Reflexology - With one hand, massage the area between the thumb and forefinger on the other hand and hold. Use only as much pressure as you can tolerate and be sure to breath deeply and relax-this spot will probably be painful. Hold it until the pain level reduces significantly and repeat with more pressure. Do this on both hands and repeat as needed.

      And so you dont hurt yourself here :) Warnings

      * Overdosing with Tylenol is highly toxic to the liver. No more than 2 in a four hour period! Taking Tylenol with alcohol greatly increases the danger to the liver.
      * Behind the sternocleidomastoid is the carotid artery and vagus nerve. Pinching these off can cause faintness or even brain damage by disturbing blood flow to the brain. If you feel faint, dizzy, or nauseated while working on that muscle, stop immediately and lie down for several minutes.

  20. QUESTION:
    Is it normal to have white spots on my throat?
    Made a doctor's appointment, am I wasting the doctor's time?

    • ANSWER:
      Tonsilloliths or "tonsil stones" are little white or yellow balls of built up food, dead white blood cells and other particles in your mouth.

      Ask yourself this: - Do you have a sore throat that accompanies the white spots on your throat? - Do you have trouble swallowing or does it feel like something is stuck on the back of your throat? - And, do you have really bad breath?

      If you have answered Yes to any of the above, then those white spots on your throat are most likely tonsil stones. Tonsil stones occur in some people and not in others. Experts suggest that overactive salivary glands, an excess of oral bacteria, larger tonsils and bigger tonsil crypts, or crevices, all play a factor in tonsil stones.

      Tonsil stones are not life threatening or even dangerous. They are just annoying as they can be irritable and also cause embarrassment. They have quite a strong unpleasant odour caused by the build-up of bacteria. Tonsil stones, similar to tarter, will continue to grow and harden with time. While some tonsil stones are only the size of a pea, others can grow as big as a marble.

      Removing tonsil stones can be quite difficult. Some people simply sneeze or flex their throat and these white spots will remove themselves. Others have to use a toothbrush, a Q-tip or their finger to scrape at the tonsil stones. Others opt to have their tonsils surgically removed or lasered if the problem becomes too much.

      If you are prone to these annoying white spots on your throat, then you need to ensure that you practice good oral hygiene. Adding baking soda to your toothpaste can also combat against the bad odour as well as chewing on mint, thyme or parsley leaves during the day.

      And keep in mind that those yucky white spots on your throat as more common than you may think. You are not alone.

  21. QUESTION:
    How do you remove a tonsilolith?
    I (think) I have one. Its small and painless, and I was wondering how I could maybe remove it without harming myself. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Tonsiloliths are smelly white balls in the back of your throat. Whatever you want to call it, tonsilolith can be a serious oral problem. Although technically tonsil stones -smelly disgusting off-white balls of food particles and other debris that get stuck to your tonsils- are not dangerous, they can be extremely annoying.

      The tonsil stones can cause horrendous bad breath that makes daily activities such as meeting and greeting people seem like a nightmare.

      Tonsilolith is, unfortunately, not something that you can simply get rid of with a pill or a potion. If you are prone to tonsil stones (due to large tonsils, overactive salivary glands or excessive oral bacteria), then you are stuck with tonsil stones popping up whenever they see fit.

      So how do you treat these awful white balls of embarrassment?

      By reading the five suggestions below:

      1. Practice Good Oral Care. It seems simple and it is. Brush daily. Floss Daily. Use non-sugar, non-alcohol based mouthwash. However, you can also gargle with salt water and cider vinegar, both which can aid in the breaking up of the debris.

      2. Watch what you eat. Experts suggest that lemon and avocado can aid in curing bad breath caused by tonsil stones. You can also try to limit the amount of white sugar in your diet.

      3. Scrape, Scrape and Scrape. If you have the gag reflex for it, you can try to scrape these little balls of smell out of your mouth. Some use their fingers; some use a Q-tip; some use their tongue; some use their toothbrush; some use toothpicks. It's up to you and your gag reflex.

      4. Sneeze them out: Coughing, sneezing or flexing your throat can also work to get rid of tonsil stones. This is because you are releasing the stones from the tonsils and thus they will be coughed up. Be warned- they will most likely emit an extremely unpleasant odour.

      5. Opt for surgery. A final suggestion, which should be discussed with your doctor, is tonsil removal, or a tonsillectomy. Keep in mind that this can be dangerous and expensive.

      When it comes to tonsiloliths, you either get them or you don't. Combat against them with the above suggestions that will ensure your life continues on, with or without tonsil stones.

  22. QUESTION:
    How do you cure a sore throat? Without perscription meds.?
    I have a sore throat and am losing my voice. How do I cure it without perscription meds.

    • ANSWER:
      A sore throat is discomfort, pain, or scratchiness in the throat. A sore throat often makes it painful to swallow.

      Like colds, the vast majority of sore throats are caused by viral infections. This means most sore throats will NOT respond to antibiotics. Many people have a mild sore throat at the beginning of every cold. When the nose or sinuses become infected, drainage can run down the back of the throat and irritate it, especially at night. Or, the throat itself can be infected.

      Strep throat is the most common bacterial cause of sore throat. Strep throat can occasionally lead to rheumatic fever. Strep throat often includes a fever (greater than 101°F), white draining patches on the throat, and swollen or tender lymph glands in the neck. Children may have a headache and stomach pain.

      Homeopathic Medicine & Treatment for Sore Throat

      #Belladonna. [Bell]
      This remedy corresponds to many sore throats and is very often prescribed. Its symptoms must be carefully followed to secure the best results. It is indicated by great dryness and brightness of the throat; it has a glazed appearance, the fauces are inflamed, the tonsils are swollen and enlarged, worse on the right side; constant desire to swallow. There is constricted sensation in the throat, worse from swallowing when liquids and even food are ejected through the nose. There is great soreness from the swelling and hyperaesthesia of the fauces. Sore throats of catarrhal origin, rapid in progress and having dryness as a prominent symptoms are promptly relieved by Belladonna. A great aversion to drink with the sore throat is characteristic. Cistus Canadensis has great dryness of the throat; so dry that there is a sensation of sand in the throat and the patient drinks often to moisten the parts. Wyethia has great dryness in the pharynx and posterior nares, an elongated uvula and burning of the epiglottis.

      #Mercurius. [Merc]
      The preparations of mercury are all great sore throat remedies. Mercurius has dryness and great soreness of the throat, the patient is obliged to swallow constantly and there is much soreness and swelling of the glands ;this is characteristic of the remedy. The throat is raw and burning and also red and swollen. It is useful in sub-acute or torpid anginas and in affections of the throat appearing on every change of the weather. An offensive breath is a guiding symptom. Mercurius corrosivus. Here the uvula is swollen and there is intense burning, worse from pressure; constriction of the throat, throat feels dry and stiff, swelling causes spasm. The external and glands are enormously swollen. Mercurius protoiodide. Great swelling of the glands and accumulation of thick, tenacious mucus in the throat mark this remedy. The tongue is coated yellow at the base, the tips and sides being red. It is more valuable in chronic troubles with less swelling than discharge. Diphtheritic deposits beginning on the right side. Mercurius biniodide. This remedy is similar to the protoiodide, except that is more acute and worse on left side; there is more glandular swelling and more fever than in the protoiodide, thus partaking more of the features of Iodine. It is especially useful in chronic follicular tonsillitis.

      #Phytolacca. [Phyt]
      In throats that are dark in color where the tonsils are dark red, the parts feel sore, and the pain on swallowing is at the root of the tongue, accompanied by a general aching in the back and limbs. It suits chronic follicular pharyngitis where there is present a constant desire to clear the throat of phlegm or a sensation of a hot ball in the throat worse from hot fluids. The right side is more frequently the seat of the trouble. Graphites. Chronic sore throat, with the sensation of a lump in the throat. Baptisia is useful in ulcerated sore throat, with excessively offensive odor from the parts. Excessive putridity marks the remedy. Natrum arsenicosum. Dissecting room sore throat.

      #Kali muriaticum. [Kali-m]
      One of our best remedies for follicular pharyngitis where there is a gray or white exudation, the tonsils are swollen and inflamed, and there is grayish spots or ulcers on them. It is almost specific for the form of ulcerated sore throat which results from gastric disturbances. The glands about the throat are swollen.

      #Kali bichromicum. [Kali-b]
      Sore throat, with swelling of the tonsils, and ulcers which exude a purulent discharge; there are diseased follicles which exude a caseous matter; the coating of the tongue is yellow at the base; there is an accumulation of sticky tenacious mucus in the pharynx and pains in the Eustachian tubes. There is with Kali bichromicum a sensation of dryness, of burning and of rawness, or a scraping feeling as if something were sticking in the throat. Ammonium muriaticum has sore throat with viscid phlegm, so tough that it cannot be hawked up. There is rawness in the naso-pharynx and hoarseness. Calcarea phosphorica, according to Cooper, is almost specific for adenoid vegetations in the naso-pharynx. Sanguinaria nitrate. In chronic follicular pharyngitis Ivins considers this remedy a sheet anchor, where there is burning, soreness and rawness in the pharynx.

      #Guaiacum. [Guai]
      This remedy is considered almost specific in ordinary pharyngitis, when it is worse on the right side, where the tonsils are swollen and throat is so dry that the patient must drink to assist deglutition, the throat is less red than under Belladonna and the follicles are involved, stinging pains in the throat or a burning like a pepper worse in warm moist air. Aching in the throat and neck, holds neck when talking. Pulsatilla. Fauces dark red or purplish and having the appearance of a varicose condition of the blood vessels; scraping, rawness, and dryness in the throat, without thirst.

      #Lachesis. [Lach]
      Sensation of a lump in the throat, which seems to go down when swallowing, but returns again; constriction of throat and difficult breathing, worse arousing form sleep or after sleep. Empty swallowing is painful and fluids escape from the nose; the throat is sensitive externally, and though the throat is bluish-red the discomfort is much greater than the appearance of the parts would warrant. Its field embraces also irritable and nervous sore throats. Shuldham remarks that Lachesis has not that deep-seated chronic inflammation of the glands of the pharynx that makes Kali bichromicum, Mercurius and Hepar come tripping along to the memory.

      #Cantharis. [Canth]
      A very useful throat remedy; it has a highly inflamed throat covered with a plastic lymph. there is spasm of the throat with a feeling of intense constriction. The throat feels as if on fire, the pain seems to be at the back of the throat. It has been found most useful at the conclusion of inflammatory and the commencement of catarrhal sore throats. Apis. Stinging pains in the throat, with oedema; the throat feel constricted , and the pharynx has a shiny appearance . Blisters in throat, with much swelling inside and outside. Capsicum. Useful in sore throats of smokers and drinkers, with burning and relaxed uvula, throat sore and contracted even when not swallowing; the fauces are dark red. There is excessive smarting and burning; cold aggravates.

      #Hepar sulphur. [Hep]
      Sharp splinter-like pains in the throat indicate this remedy, or a sensation as if there were a lump in the throat. Suppurative throat troubles, tonsillitis and retropharyngeal abscess will call for Hepar. The sensation of a fish bone in the throat is quite characteristic. The 3rd centesimal potency is doubtless the most efficacious strength in these conditions. Nitric acid has splinter-like sensations in throat, but due to ulcerative processes. Argentum nitricum. Sensation of a splinter in the throat when swallowing; secretion of clear tenacious mucus, rawness in pharynx and larynx with altered tone of voice. Natrum muriaticum. Sensation as of a hair in the throat, uvula elongated, feeling of a plug in throat, tobacco user's sore throat. Ignatia. Sensation of plug in throat, worse when not swallowing. Nervous symptoms, marked prostration and slow recuperation. Valeriana. Sensation as of a string hanging down into the throat. Kali carbonicum. A fish bone sensation in the throat, with hawking; no other remedy has this hawking and sensation combined.

      #Nux vomica. [Nux-v]
      This is a remedy often overlooked in throat troubles , but it comes in more frequently than many others. It suits the irritated throats of smokers, drinkers and preachers; there is a follicular rawness and scraping in the throat which is usually caused by irritation from tobacco smoke, liquors or overuse of the voice. It is a chronic pharyngitis, and there may be atrophic white patches in the throat. There is also supra-sternal sensitiveness and a dry cough. Alumina. Useful in relaxed conditions of the mucous membrane of the throat, as in clergymen's sore throat. The throat is dark red and the uvula elongated. Dryness is also a prominent symptom; it has a glazed look. Ferrum phosphoricum. Dry, red, inflamed and painful throat, sore throats of singers and speakers. Gelsemium. Fauces dry and irritated and burning; the tonsils are inflamed. Senega is a most useful remedy in simple sore throats or when there are rheumatic complications. The 3rd potency is preferable. Sanguinaria nitrica. Chronic form of granular pharyngitis with a sensation of heat in the throat, and a thick,yellow or muco-sanguinolent expectoration.

      As given in :- http://www.hpathy.com/diseases/sore-throat-symptoms-treatment-cure.asp

      I hope and pray the provided information proves helpful for you.

      Take Care and God Bless you.

  23. QUESTION:
    what is it when it feels like something is stuck in your trachea but you havnt ate anything and you CAN breath?
    im just wondering cuz its freaking me out. please answer if you know the question only. its important to me.

    • ANSWER:
      Are you talking about something on your tonsils Does itt feels like something is below your tongue & ttonsilsand/or around that area? If so, dealing with a simple case of tonsillolithiasis (tonsil stones). In tonsillolithiasis, the deep pits of our tonsils (the crypts) accumulate sloughed, dead mucous-membrane cells. This dead material may stick together, forming a hard, tiny, white or yellow ball. It smells bad because bacteria just love to feed on this dead stuff, and bacterial waste products are malodorous. Tonsilloliths, however, are usually pea-sized or smaller.

      you can get more inf. on medical websites. Webmed or Tonsils Stones
      www.RightHealth.com/sorethroats - Relax. Take a deep breath. We have the answers you seek.Tonsillitis Info
      RevolutionHealth.com - Read about the symptoms of and treatment for tonsillitis.Tonsil Stone
      www.dentist.net - Remove Tonsil Stones and Eliminate Bad Breath.Pictures of Strep Throat
      www.ask.com - Get what you're looking for quick & easy. Search better on Ask.com.

  24. QUESTION:
    what can i do about my serious nasal issues?
    i constantly have some kind of sore in my nose and its very painful. I can never breath well through my nose cause there is always some kind of nasal issue either runny nose or stuffy nose. WHY? sometimes when my sinuses are acting up real bad i get a tick where i will move my upper lip over my teeth and i cant stop... i constantly have the sniffles it annoys people. and me!

    • ANSWER:
      If you have a sore in your nose, for whatever reason, you can help it a lot by taking a cotton ball, dipping it in hot salty water and cleaning out your nose 3-4 times a day until it heals. (mix about 1/4 tsp salt to a cup of hot water.) I would not try putting regular water up my nose or using a "netti pot". It you use one of those things incorrectly, it can lead to a sinus infection.
      You could have an allergy problem. Get rid of all feathered pillows and replace them with cotton or synthetic fill pillows and get one of those air purifiers going in your bedroom. If your sore is persistent, it can be herpes. It would be best to go to a specialist ENT doctor (ear nose and throat). I know this is going to sound disgusting, but I had a series of sinus infections that usually lasted from October- April every year. My ENT doctor did some surgery - a window into my sphenoid sinus to help me. When they went in, they found I had a fungus living in that sinus. Gross! Eh? I was carrying around my own allergen.

  25. QUESTION:
    Do I need to dilute 100% tea tree oil before use?
    I have a small bottle of 100% pure tea tree oil and because it is at the maximum concentration, do I need to dilute before directly applying it to things like cuts and scrapes? If so, how should I dilute it properly?
    Also, any rude comments will be reported.

    • ANSWER:
      No, generally you do not need to dilute pure tea tree oil for cuts and scrapes.

      People with sensitive skin or who have allergies should test tea tree oil by applying a small amount to the inner arm. Any allergic reaction or irritation will manifest within a few minutes. Dilute the tea tree oil in an equal quantity of Olive oil or mix it with alcohol and water before trying another patch test. Allergic reactions to tea tree oil are unusual; reactions to diluted tea tree oil are rare. Discontinue use if allergic reaction occurs.

      Tea tree oil is applied to the skin (used topically) for infections such as acne, fungal infections of the nail (onychomycosis), lice, scabies, athlete’s foot (tinea pedis), and ringworm. It is also used topically as a local antiseptic for cuts and abrasions, for burns, insect bites and stings, boils, vaginal infections, recurrent herpes labialis, toothache, infections of the mouth and nose, sore throat, and for ear infections such as otitis media and otitis externa.
      This partial list here is from the link below:
      Acne - Dab on pure or add to warm water and rinse. You can add it to any facial wash you use.

      Athlete's Feet - Being a fungal based problem, Tea Tree Oil does a great job eliminating the problem. Put 2-3 drops in your palm and add a carrier oil or lotion and apply at least once a day.

      Boils - Wash the area surrounding the boil thoroughly and then apply full strength with a cotton swab two to four times each day for four days. A gauze pad saturated with the oil may also be applied directly to the boil for up to twelve hours.

      Burns - Being a non-greasy and volatile oil, Tea Tree Oil is excellent for burns. Any of the oil which has not been absorbed within 10 minutes will evaporate, allowing the skin to breathe. Speedy treatment is essential. The burn should be put under cold running water or packed in ice for one minute. Then, alternate applications of Tea Tree Oil and cold water for ten more minutes. The oil may be poured from the bottle directly over the burn. The oil can be applied liberally twice daily for three to four days if necessary.

      Cankers (Mouth Ulcers) - Apply the oil full strength directly to the canker sore several times until sore heals. One or two applications are reported to do the trick for most people.

      Cold Sores - Apply the oil full strength daily for a week.

      Cuts - Clean the wound and apply the Tea Tree Oil directly to the cut two to three times the first day. You can continue to apply the oil twice daily for up to seven days thereafter.

      Ear Aches - Rub two or three drops of the oil on the outer ear or dilute three drops of the oil in one teaspoon of olive oil and put a few drops of the diluted mixture in the ear twice daily.

      Fungus Nails - clear up fungal infections of both toenails and fingernails even if they are resistant to strong systemic antibiotics.

      Gums/Teeth - Add 2 drops to a little water and swish around mouth --- or add a drop to your toothbrush and apply while you brush. Does a great job for receding gums, pyorrhea, gingivitis, plaque, and bad breath from dental sources.

      Infected/Sore Nails - Applied several times a day.

      Insect Bites and Stings - As soon as possible, apply the oil full strength directly to the bite with a finger or cotton ball.

      Pimples - Apply full strength with a cotton swab two to four times each day for four days.

      Sinus & Bronchial Congestion - Rub a few drops of the oil on the nose and sinuses and/or rub the oil on the chest. The vapors may be inhaled by adding five drops of the oil to a bowl of steaming hot water or to a vaporizor.

      Skin Problems - Use one teaspoon in a tub of bath water for a very invigorating bath. It is reported to help sooth and disinfect the skin in cases of psoriasis, eczema and so forth.

      Sunburn - Dilute one part Tea Tree Oil with ten parts of olive oil or coconut oil and spread freely over the affected areas. This is reported to be soothing and pain-relieving and to reduce blistering and peeling. People have also applied tea tree oil full strength to sunburn.

      Thrush in Infants (Mouth) - Dilute a few drops of tea tree oil in the child's saliva to reduce the strong taste and paint onto the afflicted areas with a swab. This can be repeated twice per day for two days. Discontinue if there is no improvement.

      Vaginal Yeast Infections - Use one teaspoon of the oil in a 500 ml. douche daily. You can also soak a tampon in the oil and insert.

      Good Luck to you!

  26. QUESTION:
    HELP - feeling like I have a lump and tight air space to breath - anyone have this?
    Don't know what to do. Over a month, I have been feeling like there is a golf ball stuck in my throat, air passage is very tight, and pressure in the head. Anyone have any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      That sounds like a case of sinusitis with a post-nasal drip. The sinuses fill during the day causing pressure to accumulate in the head, and tend to drain into the throat when lying down. This relieves the pressure, but causes other symptoms that get worse through the night.

      Sore throat and dry cough are common. The constant dripping can give you a foreign body sensation in the throat, like something is there that just won't clear with coughing. And if the drainage affects the larynx, there can be laryngeal edema (swelling of the vocal cords) which can affect the voice and make the passage of air between them more difficult.

      There's some risk that there is something more seriously wrong with you than this, and to be safe, you need to get it checked out, probably by an ear, nose and throat specialist (otolaryngologist, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otolaryngology). Such a person can visualize your airway and see if your symptoms correspond to anythiing more serious.

      Clues that this might be the right diagnosis, beside the symptoms listed above, would be signs of sinus infection (fever, thick dark mucus) and/or allergy (sneezing, runny nose, watery itchy eyes). If so, you need an antibiotic and a good antihistamine-decongestant combination.

  27. QUESTION:
    When I sneeze, little yellow stinky balls come out?
    Sometimes when I sneeze or cough really hard, I dislodge this stinky yellow ball in the back of my throat and it gives me bad breath, what are these?
    I think these are tonsil stones but I am not sure

    • ANSWER:
      I saw this on Dr Oz one day. Its when food get caught in the folds in the bath of your mouth, top of your throat. He said to gargle everyday to clear out the food. In some cases surgery helped. After you eat gargle with water and every night after brushing your teeth gargle with Listerine.
      There is a name for this condition but I dont remember the name of it.

  28. QUESTION:
    Describe how to use the proper singing technique?
    Im 13 and im trying to work on reaching higher notes when im singing and i know it has something to do with using the proper breathing technique but its hard for me 2 get how to do it. Can someone describe how to use the proper singing technique and how it should feel so I know im getting it right?

    • ANSWER:
      take the arch out of your lower back. It helps if you sit on a yoga ball and adjust yourself until your back is completely flat. suck in like your sucking through a straw and you should feel your lower back and butt area expand. i know it sounds really strange but when you get that feeling of air way down deep in your pelvic area is when your getting a good breathe for singing.
      also when your approaching high notes don't tense up or tighten your throat muscles. its the worst thing you can do. relax take a deep breath and let your jaw drop, keep your tongue forward and let your vocal chords go into head voice. if you put your hand on your forehead you should feel it vibrating. that means your in head voice which is good and will not damage your vocal chords. try not to push to hard or go on the verge or yelling or screaming the high notes but also don't let them fall off and go to falsetto or whisper sounding. keep practicing and you will get it

      try to go to a voice coach or order "Brett Manning's singing success tapes" they really helped alot of people i know

  29. QUESTION:
    What's this coming from my throat?? and what should i do?? pls read the details caefully?
    its whitish colour ball and smells very bad. i studied a bit from internet and understood that its called tonsil stones. and i see small white lumps on my tonsils. and thats the cause of bad breath. I even went to ENT doc to check my tonsils are k or not. but that doctor couldn't see it but when i told this she told many people do have this problem and i need to take off my tonsils. but i didnt agree to take off tonsils. so she gave some antibiotiks for bad breath. i am again in january going to see ENT and will go to the depth of this... for now i need your suggestions .......... thanks

    • ANSWER:
      I've had this before and my doctor told me they are "pus pockets". He didn't mention anything about tonsils though. He said it was just from an infection but it went away on its own.

  30. QUESTION:
    I have a double ear infection, bronchitis, swollen glands and a sinus infection?
    What can I do to make myself feel better? Other than rest and advil/ and my antibiotics?
    I have to go to class tomorrow.

    • ANSWER:
      1. When I have an ear infection I usually keep a cotton ball in my ear when I go outside. I find that my ear always hurts worse if there is a breeze or wind of any kind, or if it is really cold out. I've also used a heating pad to help me get to sleep.

      2. With bronchitis I try to drink a lot of hot tea or even coffee. Sometimes the coffee helps to open me up. Also I breath steam in while in the bathroom, it helps to ease the spasms that cause coughing. If you are taking a mucus thinner like mucinex; you should consider getting the mucinex with cough suppressant. But if you get it with the cough suppressant you should only use it while in class and if you are having problems sleeping b/c of your cough. (This is because you need to cough to get the gunk out, but while in class you probably won't want to be coughing your head off!)

      3. The steam and hot liquids will help out with the sinus infection too; but you could also try a neti-pot if the pressure gets to be too much. I only use my neti-pot on occasion, and it helps a lot when I do. (But do *NOT* use it with tap water.)

      You could also try a vaporizer in your room to help you get a good nights sleep. And I'd also suggest takeing throat lozenges/cough drops with you just incase.

      Oh...and make sure you take the long lasting advil (8 hours) that way you won't have to worry about it wearing off durring the day.

      I hope you feel better soon...

  31. QUESTION:
    Coughing up yellow balls and swollen tonsils?
    For a while I have noticed a yellow ball in the back of my throat (3 months). Recently I have started gargling salt water to help. Today I coughed up about 5 yellow balls. Now there is like a hole or crevice left in my tonsil. I have researched and I think they're tonsils stones, but also my tonsils are very swollen. Please help

    • ANSWER:
      Tonsil Stones (Tonsilloliths)

      What Causes Tonsil Stones?

      Your tonsils are filled with nooks and crannies where bacteria and other materials, including dead cells and mucous, can become trapped. When this occurs, the debris can become concentrated in white formations that occur in the pockets.

      Tonsil stones, or tonsilloliths, are formed when this trapped debris hardens, or calcifies. This tends to occur most often in people who suffer from chronic inflammation in their tonsils or repeated bouts of tonsillitis.

      While many people have small tonsilloliths that develop in their tonsils, it is quite rare to have a large and solidified tonsil stone.

      What Are the Symptoms of Tonsil Stones?

      Many small tonsil stones do not cause any noticeable symptoms. Even when they are large, some tonsil stones are only discovered incidentally on X-rays or CT scans. Some larger tonsilloliths, however, may have multiple symptoms:

      Bad breath . One of the prime indicators of a tonsil stone is exceedingly bad breath, or halitosis, that accompanies a tonsil infection. One study of patients with a form of chronic tonsillitis used a special test to see if volatile sulfur compounds were contained in the subjects' breath. The presence of these foul-smelling compounds provides objective evidence of bad breath. The researchers found that 75% of the people who had abnormally high concentrations of these compounds also had tonsil stones. Other researchers have suggested that tonsil stones be considered in situations when the cause of bad breath is in question.

      Sore throat . When a tonsil stone and tonsillitis occur together, it can be difficult to determine whether the pain in your throat is caused by your infection or the tonsil stone. The presence of a tonsil stone itself, though, may cause you to feel pain or discomfort in the area where it is lodged.

      White debris. Some tonsil stones are visible in the back of the throat as a lump of solid white material. This is not always the case. Often they are hidden in the folds of the tonsils. In these instances, they may only be detectable with the help of non-invasive scanning techniques, such as CT scans or magnetic resonance imaging.

      Difficulty swallowing. Depending on the location or size of the tonsil stone, it may be difficult or painful to swallow foods or liquids.

      Ear pain. Tonsil stones can develop anywhere in the tonsil. Because of shared nerve pathways, they may cause a person to feel referred pain in the ear, even though the stone itself is not touching the ear.

      Tonsil swelling. When collected debris hardens and a tonsil stone forms, inflammation from infection (if present) and the tonsil stone itself may cause a tonsil to swell or become larger.

  32. QUESTION:
    WaterPik Technology to improve bad breath?
    I seem to have an extremely bad taste in the back of my mouth..(nasal-throat). I occassionally cough up these tiny yellow, stinky balls. (very bad) Would a waterpik help get at these and clean up the back of my oral cavity?

    • ANSWER:
      The link below is to a good article '5 Tips to Combat Bad Breath':
      http://www.san-diego-dentist.us/san-diego-dental-bad-breath.htm
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  33. QUESTION:
    what are these bumps that come out when I clear my throat?
    know this sounds gross, but I get these weird little bumps that come out of my mouth, the are about the size of a half a pea, an off white color,, and they also smell awful. I have heard that they might be bumps that come from my toncles, and if the are why do I get them if you could please tell me what this could be,
    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      It's nothing to worry about, a lot of people get them. They are called tonsil stones, or tonsilloliths. They're not physically harmful to you, but they can be a source of bad breath. They're just particles of bacteria, food, and cells from your mouth lining rolled up into a little ball that get lodged in your throat.

  34. QUESTION:
    I have bad breath and i want it gone ?
    I brush regularly, mouthwash, brush my tongue, I don't eat or drink stuff that gives you bad breath, but I still get it. How can I get rid of it without any surgery. The bad breath goes away for about 1 hour after I brush, but comes right back. It bothers me and I HATE it. How can I get rid of it

    • ANSWER:
      I have the same issue and can understand how bad this can be, especially if u go out a lot. I discovered this started happening to me when I tried to stop eating regularly (aka, skip meals). After a while my breath would go stale and I tried gum and mints, but my breath just calmed down for about 5 minutes and then got even more rank then it was before getting to the point I could taste it. Then I tried to eat regularly again and my breath seemed to be better.
      It could also be that you have tonsil stones. I have those as well so it doesn't help. Tonsil stones are green, hard balls that form in the back of your throat and pop out after a while. Sometimes they can get stuck so they hurt and swell. If you try eating regularly and happen to have tonsil stones, you may have to consult a doctor.
      I hope your bad-breath issue gets better and I hope I was a help :)

  35. QUESTION:
    what are those little white balls that i sometimes cough up from my sinuses and smell terrible?
    not all of the time, but sometimes i cough or sneeze and i feel a tiny lump come out into my mouth. i spit it out and it's a white ball that smells horrible, like really bad concentrated morning breath. it is so weird and so disgusting, but i have to know...what are those little white balls!!?!?? i bet and ear, nose, and throat doctor could answer me.

    • ANSWER:
      Most likely, it is tonsiloliths. Sometimes an ear, nose, and throat doctor will tell you that your tonsils need to be removed or they will give you antibiotics. Therabreath makes products that work great to avoid having the problems with it, you may want to give it a try.

  36. QUESTION:
    what are little yellow stinky balls in the back of my throat ?
    they smell a certain way and they make my breath stinks it only happen sometimes like after I eat and it may come and go for a while

    • ANSWER:
      Tonsilolith or tonsil stone are made up of sulphur compounds, bacteria and the mucous from post nasal drip. They form in the tonsil crevices and pockets in the back of the throat in the tonsils. Everyone has them, some have more than others. They aren’t pieces of food, they are a mixture of sulphur compounds, bacteria and mucous and they really do stink. Your throat may start Itching, you have an urge to Cough and up comes this … thing. You can gargle with salt water, mouth wash or lavage your tonsils with a large syringe (no needle) to flush the Tonsilolith out, don’t pick at them, you can cause an infection or you can push it deep into the tonsil crevice causing an absess. If it really bothers you, get your Eustachian (inner ear) tubes checked out and your sinuses checked for infection by your physician. Cut down on foods that make mucous in your mouth like milk products and gargle well after eating. They don't cause cancer or any real harm to your throat but they can cause bad breath.

  37. QUESTION:
    I have tryouts for my team how can i perpare?
    Im joining my schools soccer team. tryouts are tommorow What should i do to perpare give me tips,drills,traning,anything

    • ANSWER:
      Start stretching and passing the ball against the wall. in such short notice all i can say is Stretch when you get out of the sower and when you wake up (when your muscles begin to hurt Stop!)
      Passing the ball against the wall will almost always give you direct kick, and also since the ball will get out of range sometime it will keep you on your toes.
      During your try-out keep jogging on the spot. That'll allow your coach to know that you will always be prepared for the ball.
      During your try-out i guarantee they will make you do suicide (which is running back and forth across the feild) so during the time that you are running Breath in through your nose and out through your mouth in order to keep your throat from getting very irritated when your coach is making you run (a lot) try and stay at a steady pace even if he says FAST just Jog (but faster) the more you ware your self out the worse because when you take a water break you muscles will get tense (hurting) in just a few mins.
      Healthy eating of course!
      I dont drink water ever but i will recommend you drink some Befor you start (not a lot) and during the time that your trying out just take sips... not Gulps.
      You cant train in one night but what you can do if you make the team is start biking exactly like running (but easier and funner)
      Try watching soccer on TV cause it really gets you to learn more trick s (and studies show you do get better at soccer then)

      (sorry for any miss-spellings)

  38. QUESTION:
    Feels like a ball sitting in my throat?
    Ive been having this feeling in my throat and its a very uncomfortable feeling because it hurts. Its been like this ever since the beginning of november & every time when i eat, drink or breath hard it gets worse and hurts even more.

    Have anybody ever had this problem like something stuck in your throat? If so what is it? is this feeling normal? I wanna know before i go to the doctor tomarrow morning.

    • ANSWER:
      I don't think it is normal. The doctor will be able to tell you more about it, but it is a good thing that you are getting it checked.

  39. QUESTION:
    What are the small white things that sometimes come up in your throat? If you squish them they kinda smell bad

    • ANSWER:
      They are called "Tonsilloliths". See the following site:
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tonsilloliths

      From Wikipedia: A tonsillolith (also called tonsil stone or calculus of the tonsil) is a piece of calcareous matter which forms in the rear of the mouth, in the crevasses of the tonsils. Euphemisms include: "bad breath balls," "cauliflowers," "lung butters," "throat candies" and "cheese".

      Tonsil stones, it is theorized, are the result of a combination of any of the following[1]:

      food particles
      dead white blood cells
      oral bacteria, possibly from mouth breathing
      overactive salivary glands

      They are described as having a pungent odor[2]: halitosis concentrated into a small solid object. Visually, they may resemble sesame seeds or cottage cheese in color and texture.

  40. QUESTION:
    This is a question about the back of the inside of my mouth?
    So in the back of my mouth there are these openings, I'm not sure if everyone has them or not, but every few weeks these kind of white colored balls(not really round) form inside of those openings and they don't hurt but they smell pretty bad. So I take them out just by pushing around the sides of where my uvula or tonsils are, and they pop out. So is there like a name for this or what is this. Please Help

    • ANSWER:
      it sounds like Chronic tonsillitis to me.

      "Chronic tonsillitis is a persistent infection of the tonsils. Repeated infections may cause the formation of small pockets (crypts) in the tonsils which harbor bacteria. Frequently, small, foul smelling stones are found within these crypts. These stones (tonsilloliths) may contain high quantities of sulfa. When crushed, they give off the characteristic rotten egg smell which causes bad breath. They may also give a patient the sense of something being caught in the back of the throat."

  41. QUESTION:
    My throat feels like there is something trying to cut it open when I swallow,talk, and just breath. Any Cure?
    I have gone to the doctor and got antibiotics for strep throat but it has been almost a week and the pain had only gotten worse. It basicly feels like the is a ball of razorblades bouncing around in my throat. Please help?

    • ANSWER:
      Have you tried any cough drops with menthol? They work well at briefly calming the throat.

  42. QUESTION:
    white stuff stuck in my throat?
    I felt as if something was stuck in my throat one morning. It kind of felt like a sore troat but also as if something was stuck. I had really bad breath for those days. I tried spitting is out but it didn't work. Finally, about 4-5 days later (today)I tried to unstick it again. Some white balls that looked like cheese in the shape of a tiny brains the size of a pea came out. They smelled like my bad breath. It was really weird and gross. What coud that be? My throat still feel kind of weird I don't know if I may have more?
    Please explain what it might be and how I can ger rid of it.

    • ANSWER:
      You seem to have a nasty infection although you fail to mention if you have or have had a fever. However, this could be caused by all sorts of things from virus to bacteria. It could be a simple streph throat or even a venereal disease, so I suggest you stop surfing the net for a couple of hours and get yourself checked out since what ever is causing this has not gone away by itself and it could get worse or even spread to your lungs.

  43. QUESTION:
    Is your throat supposed to feel sore after singing properly with your diaphragm/stomach?

    • ANSWER:
      No, never. If your throat feels sore, you aren't singing with your diaphragm. There are some special cases where someone can be singing with his/her diaphragm, but push his/her vocal cords when running out of breath. To avoid this, just take bigger breaths.
      Some people have adapted to what's know as singing within the chest cavity, which is not a good method of singing. You'll know that you're doing this if your shoulders go up and down very noticeably when you breathe. To ensure that you sing with your diaphragm, here's a little drill:
      Open your mouth and suck in air slowly, as if a swallowing a bowling ball and feeling it roll down your esophagus and expanding into your stomach. Naturally, you should feel a very wide chest expansion (not just where the front of your stomach is, but all around). With the amount of breath you take in, there should be a feeling of a powerful foundation supporting your voice so that it rings out. This is exactly what good diaphragmatic support does.
      After singing over extended periods of time with your diaphragm, your lower stomach area may feel a bit tense, but this is the right feeling you want. Having throat irritation is very bad for your vocal cords and larynx (otherwise known as the "sound box").
      Above all else, keep your voice hydrated with fluids - water is the best choice!

      Hope I helped.

  44. QUESTION:
    How do you know if you have stds? ?
    SO i have little white puss ball things in my throat, and they can make my throat hurt a little, and give me bad breath.. what is it? there hard white balls.. and i'm scared because if that is what it is my mom will kill me! if not then what is it? how do i get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      Very unlikely this is an STD. Could be tonsil stones or little bits of decaying food in the crevices of the tonsils or possibly a throat infection. It is very rare for throat infections to be STD's, even in a person who has had oral sex with a person infected with an STD.

      Simple enough to get tested for STD's, you should see a doctor anyway to get this evaluated.

  45. QUESTION:
    Is it good or bad thing to go walking when your sick?
    Well i have this thing on monday called the Great Aloha Run and its 8 miles and i feel alot better should i just do it

    • ANSWER:
      According to Fitness Magazine (July/August) 2010, "if your symptoms are above the neck (stuffy nose, scratchy throat, headache), you may not be feeling great, but exercising won't negatively affect your lung capacity in these cases, according to research at Ball State University"

      But, "if your symptoms fall below the neck (congestion in your chest and lungs, achy body, upset stomach) or if you have a fever. In these cases, you're better off skipping the gym and giving your immune system a chance to deal with the source of your illness, Bushman [Barbara Bushman, Ph.D., a professor in the department of health at Missouri State University]."

      Having said that, these articles were talking about regular daily exercise. Depending on your normal physical activity, eight miles may be long for you. If it is, I suggest taking it easy and waiting for the next walk/ run in your hometown, even if you were planning on walking the entire thing.

      If you still insist on doing the walk, I suggest taking a mile or two walk tomorrow (Sunday) and see how you feel. If you are out of breath, dizzy, or feel faint or pale you should definitely opt out of the walk. Feel better!

  46. QUESTION:
    What the heck is wrong with my throat?
    My ears and throat are constantly itching me. I can sometimes scratch it by making this weird noise with my throat kinda like grinding my throat (its hard to explain) when I do that sometimes tiny little white balls appear in my mouth like half the size of a grain of rice. They sometimes tend to be stinky what can that be and is it coming from my throat or ear canal

    • ANSWER:
      I've had these things in the back of my throat, too, and i proceeded to find out what they were. Most people have them, or they just dont know it yet. This is something that i read off of tonsilstones.com, hope it helps, cause it helped me!: They are irregularly shaped, whitish/yellow, foul-smelling globs of mucous and bacteria that get caught in the tonsils. They form in the "tonsil crypts" which are simply small pockets or divots that appear in everyones tonsils. The scientific term for them is "tonsilloliths"...but they are more commonly called "tonsil stones". Many people have reported that their dentists have told them this is food debris, but this is NOT TRUE. Tonsil Stones don't do any physical harm, and sporadically coughing them up doesn't mean that there is anything wrong with you. However they can be annoying.(who wants to cough one up when they are kissing someone!), and sometimes they are an indication that you have bad breath. If you have ever broken open one of those white tonsilloliths, then you know that they smell absolutely terrible! What you are smelling is actually a combination of volatile sulfur compounds(Methyl Mercaptan and Hydrogen Sulfide), post nasal drip, and bacteria (no wonder it smells so bad!)

      I have read and found that gargling with a strong mouth wash, such as Listerine, has helped to prevent them. When i have a cold, a stuffy nose or a post nasal drip, i tend to get them more often. So, during this time you should probably gargle more often. Otherwise, they are just a harmless bunch of little smelly annoyances that everyone has to get used to. hope this helped, bye!

  47. QUESTION:
    What to do for a sore throat?
    The back of my throat is really hurting me and im getting a headache and i feel terrible.
    i really don't wanna go to school tomorrow , but my mom said ive missed way to much school already and im not missing more and plus we are getting of for christmas vacation on thursday . but i really think i need this day , you know what i mean? i don't feel good at all!

    • ANSWER:
      HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENT FOR SORE THROAT :-
      A sore throat is discomfort, pain, or scratchiness in the throat. A sore throat often makes it painful to swallow.

      Like colds, the vast majority of sore throats are caused by viral infections. This means most sore throats will NOT respond to antibiotics. Many people have a mild sore throat at the beginning of every cold. When the nose or sinuses become infected, drainage can run down the back of the throat and irritate it, especially at night. Or, the throat itself can be infected.

      Strep throat is the most common bacterial cause of sore throat. Strep throat can occasionally lead to rheumatic fever. Strep throat often includes a fever (greater than 101°F), white draining patches on the throat, and swollen or tender lymph glands in the neck. Children may have a headache and stomach pain.

      Homeopathic Medicine & Treatment for Sore Throat

      #Belladonna. [Bell]
      This remedy corresponds to many sore throats and is very often prescribed. Its symptoms must be carefully followed to secure the best results. It is indicated by great dryness and brightness of the throat; it has a glazed appearance, the fauces are inflamed, the tonsils are swollen and enlarged, worse on the right side; constant desire to swallow. There is constricted sensation in the throat, worse from swallowing when liquids and even food are ejected through the nose. There is great soreness from the swelling and hyperaesthesia of the fauces. Sore throats of catarrhal origin, rapid in progress and having dryness as a prominent symptoms are promptly relieved by Belladonna. A great aversion to drink with the sore throat is characteristic. Cistus Canadensis has great dryness of the throat; so dry that there is a sensation of sand in the throat and the patient drinks often to moisten the parts. Wyethia has great dryness in the pharynx and posterior nares, an elongated uvula and burning of the epiglottis.

      #Mercurius. [Merc]
      The preparations of mercury are all great sore throat remedies. Mercurius has dryness and great soreness of the throat, the patient is obliged to swallow constantly and there is much soreness and swelling of the glands ;this is characteristic of the remedy. The throat is raw and burning and also red and swollen. It is useful in sub-acute or torpid anginas and in affections of the throat appearing on every change of the weather. An offensive breath is a guiding symptom. Mercurius corrosivus. Here the uvula is swollen and there is intense burning, worse from pressure; constriction of the throat, throat feels dry and stiff, swelling causes spasm. The external and glands are enormously swollen. Mercurius protoiodide. Great swelling of the glands and accumulation of thick, tenacious mucus in the throat mark this remedy. The tongue is coated yellow at the base, the tips and sides being red. It is more valuable in chronic troubles with less swelling than discharge. Diphtheritic deposits beginning on the right side. Mercurius biniodide. This remedy is similar to the protoiodide, except that is more acute and worse on left side; there is more glandular swelling and more fever than in the protoiodide, thus partaking more of the features of Iodine. It is especially useful in chronic follicular tonsillitis.

      #Phytolacca. [Phyt]
      In throats that are dark in color where the tonsils are dark red, the parts feel sore, and the pain on swallowing is at the root of the tongue, accompanied by a general aching in the back and limbs. It suits chronic follicular pharyngitis where there is present a constant desire to clear the throat of phlegm or a sensation of a hot ball in the throat worse from hot fluids. The right side is more frequently the seat of the trouble. Graphites. Chronic sore throat, with the sensation of a lump in the throat. Baptisia is useful in ulcerated sore throat, with excessively offensive odor from the parts. Excessive putridity marks the remedy. Natrum arsenicosum. Dissecting room sore throat.

      #Kali muriaticum. [Kali-m]
      One of our best remedies for follicular pharyngitis where there is a gray or white exudation, the tonsils are swollen and inflamed, and there is grayish spots or ulcers on them. It is almost specific for the form of ulcerated sore throat which results from gastric disturbances. The glands about the throat are swollen.

      #Kali bichromicum. [Kali-b]
      Sore throat, with swelling of the tonsils, and ulcers which exude a purulent discharge; there are diseased follicles which exude a caseous matter; the coating of the tongue is yellow at the base; there is an accumulation of sticky tenacious mucus in the pharynx and pains in the Eustachian tubes. There is with Kali bichromicum a sensation of dryness, of burning and of rawness, or a scraping feeling as if something were sticking in the throat. Ammonium muriaticum has sore throat with viscid phlegm, so tough that it cannot be hawked up. There is rawness in the naso-pharynx and hoarseness. Calcarea phosphorica, according to Cooper, is almost specific for adenoid vegetations in the naso-pharynx. Sanguinaria nitrate. In chronic follicular pharyngitis Ivins considers this remedy a sheet anchor, where there is burning, soreness and rawness in the pharynx.

      #Guaiacum. [Guai]
      This remedy is considered almost specific in ordinary pharyngitis, when it is worse on the right side, where the tonsils are swollen and throat is so dry that the patient must drink to assist deglutition, the throat is less red than under Belladonna and the follicles are involved, stinging pains in the throat or a burning like a pepper worse in warm moist air. Aching in the throat and neck, holds neck when talking. Pulsatilla. Fauces dark red or purplish and having the appearance of a varicose condition of the blood vessels; scraping, rawness, and dryness in the throat, without thirst.

      #Lachesis. [Lach]
      Sensation of a lump in the throat, which seems to go down when swallowing, but returns again; constriction of throat and difficult breathing, worse arousing form sleep or after sleep. Empty swallowing is painful and fluids escape from the nose; the throat is sensitive externally, and though the throat is bluish-red the discomfort is much greater than the appearance of the parts would warrant. Its field embraces also irritable and nervous sore throats. Shuldham remarks that Lachesis has not that deep-seated chronic inflammation of the glands of the pharynx that makes Kali bichromicum, Mercurius and Hepar come tripping along to the memory.

      #Cantharis. [Canth]
      A very useful throat remedy; it has a highly inflamed throat covered with a plastic lymph. there is spasm of the throat with a feeling of intense constriction. The throat feels as if on fire, the pain seems to be at the back of the throat. It has been found most useful at the conclusion of inflammatory and the commencement of catarrhal sore throats. Apis. Stinging pains in the throat, with oedema; the throat feel constricted , and the pharynx has a shiny appearance . Blisters in throat, with much swelling inside and outside. Capsicum. Useful in sore throats of smokers and drinkers, with burning and relaxed uvula, throat sore and contracted even when not swallowing; the fauces are dark red. There is excessive smarting and burning; cold aggravates.

      #Hepar sulphur. [Hep]
      Sharp splinter-like pains in the throat indicate this remedy, or a sensation as if there were a lump in the throat. Suppurative throat troubles, tonsillitis and retropharyngeal abscess will call for Hepar. The sensation of a fish bone in the throat is quite characteristic. The 3rd centesimal potency is doubtless the most efficacious strength in these conditions. Nitric acid has splinter-like sensations in throat, but due to ulcerative processes. Argentum nitricum. Sensation of a splinter in the throat when swallowing; secretion of clear tenacious mucus, rawness in pharynx and larynx with altered tone of voice. Natrum muriaticum. Sensation as of a hair in the throat, uvula elongated, feeling of a plug in throat, tobacco user's sore throat. Ignatia. Sensation of plug in throat, worse when not swallowing. Nervous symptoms, marked prostration and slow recuperation. Valeriana. Sensation as of a string hanging down into the throat. Kali carbonicum. A fish bone sensation in the throat, with hawking; no other remedy has this hawking and sensation combined.

      #Nux vomica. [Nux-v]
      This is a remedy often overlooked in throat troubles , but it comes in more frequently than many others. It suits the irritated throats of smokers, drinkers and preachers; there is a follicular rawness and scraping in the throat which is usually caused by irritation from tobacco smoke, liquors or overuse of the voice. It is a chronic pharyngitis, and there may be atrophic white patches in the throat. There is also supra-sternal sensitiveness and a dry cough. Alumina. Useful in relaxed conditions of the mucous membrane of the throat, as in clergymen's sore throat. The throat is dark red and the uvula elongated. Dryness is also a prominent symptom; it has a glazed look. Ferrum phosphoricum. Dry, red, inflamed and painful throat, sore throats of singers and speakers. Gelsemium. Fauces dry and irritated and burning; the tonsils are inflamed. Senega is a most useful remedy in simple sore throats or when there are rheumatic complications. The 3rd potency is preferable. Sanguinaria nitrica. Chronic form of granular pharyngitis with a sensation of heat in the throat, and a thick,yellow or muco-sanguinolent expectoration.

      http://www.hpathy.com/diseases/sore-throat-symptoms-treatment-cure.asp

      Take the remedy which is similar to your symptoms. No side effects or complications if taken as directed, please do not exceed the given dosage and under any circumstances do not try to mix any remedies and avoid Chocolates, Mints, Coffee, Red Meat, Alcoholic and Carbonated drinks, Spicy Rich Food while taking any Homeopathic remedies, and keep the medicines away from direct sunlight, heat strong smells and perfumes and do not store them in the fridge.
      Curing without any side effects or Complications; thats the Beauty of Homeopathic Medicine

      Take Care and God Bless you..

  48. QUESTION:
    What are those white balls that you cough from your throat and has a foul odor to it?

    • ANSWER:
      It is hardened pus that collects in the little indentations in your throat. If you look into a mirror with a flashlight and can see them in there, you can gently dislodge them with a cotton swab, saving yourself some pretty bad breath. Gargle with wam salt water to prevent their forming again.

  49. QUESTION:
    Should I be playing basketball with a cold? It's my championship game?
    I don't know if it's a cold or I'm sick but my throat is really soar and my nose is stuffed and I just tried to take the hamper up to my Moms room and by the time I got up there I was out of breath. I really wanna play ball really bad, we're playing the guys we beat to get into the championship game last time, then lost to the same guys in the game by the same score as the game we beat them by 49-48.

    BQ: what's a pre game meal?

    • ANSWER:

  50. QUESTION:
    what the hell is up with my mouth?
    i coughed and this little mushy ball came out and it smell like bad breath like real gross...what does mean?has that happend to you?

    • ANSWER:
      its phlegm from your throat. Check with your ENT.

bad breath balls in your throat

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