OpinionFuck you, tonsilloliths!
      – BorgClown, 2009-06-03 at 09:22:14   (14 comments)

On 2009-06-03 at 09:32:12, BorgClown wrote...
Just did a few minutes ago one of the most disgusting things of my life. I had to extract from my right tonsil of several tonsilloliths, AKA tonsil stones/rocks. I never knew there was such a thing until a week ago I started to feel discomfort on the back of my throat, and it wouldn't go away. I checked in the mirror and was surprised to see a little white spot on the back, and it freaked me out. I thought it was some sort of infection or tumor, so I did some research before going to a doctor. It turns out that these buggers form on the natural pits of tonsils, made of accumulations of food particles, dead cells or pus. The saliva dissolves the soft material, so the things get progressively harder with time. Add to it the joy of sulfide-producing bacteria that thrives there, and you have one or more nasty, feces-smelling lumps embedded on your mouth, just far enough for your gag reflex to keep them out of your reach.
On 2009-06-03 at 09:46:51, BorgClown wrote...
There are several methods of removing them at home, and I saw a few videos on Youtube about it. At first none worked for me because I'd gag way before even reaching my tonsils, but I persisted sporadically for three days until I worked enough past the gag reflex to reach my tonsils. What worked for me was washing throughly my hands and using my middle finger to press my tonsils from the bottom and upwards. My left tonsil was clean, but from the right one came out three tonsilloliths more or less intact, the smelly beasts. I've never gagged so much as in the last hour, but I'm glad I learned to deal with them if they happen to return. I was even considering going to the doctor, as I was irritated that couldn't do a thing by myself. Well, at least I can go to sleep a couple of hours knowing that my discomfort is gone for now. It's just that the whole experience freaked me out, and I had to share it before hitting the bed. These crap has to be one of the solid proofs that there is no intelligent design in us.
On 2009-06-03 at 09:48:13, BorgClown wrote...
More info on tonsil stones: http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/tonsil-stones-tonsilloliths-treatment-and-prevention http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tonsillolith The first video I aw about this mess: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FL1XxosGI0&feature=related Peace.
On 2009-06-03 at 11:59:25, Lee J Haywood wrote...
Thanks for the information - I wasn't aware of these. It sounds like something from 1 April. It's also interesting that you're getting your medical advice from YouTube - if it hadn't arrived yet (it only dates back to 2005) then you'd probably have gone to the doctor.
On 2009-06-03 at 16:14:08, Thelevellers wrote...
Heh, doctors wil be suing youtube for loss of earning soon! ;-) Never heard of these either, I don't think I have the patience to work past my gag reflex to get 'em out myself, and what with the NHS being there for me, I may as well use it! I do love how much the internet can help with stuff like this, it was the internit htat finally convinced me to goto the doctors when I got diabetes - I probably would have assumed it'd all go away without the internet telling me it could be diabetes... *chants* Go internet, go internet! :)
On 2009-06-04 at 01:04:15, BorgClown wrote...
Sometimes you can have too much helpful advice from the tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPOORSs9Iy8&feature=related
On 2009-06-08 at 23:01:06, Thelevellers wrote...
Er. Yes. Thanks(?!??!) for that...
On 2009-06-09 at 01:32:38, BorgClown wrote...
Have some more info on them tonsilloliths: Dental hygiene or diet have no bearing in in the condition. You can't clean your tonsils, as well as you can't avoid food or mucous deposits in the tonsil creases. You have them or will get them. It's when they become uncomfortable that most people notice.
On 2009-06-09 at 01:42:29, BorgClown wrote...
Speaking of which, I fear I might have to go to the doctor anyway, my right tonsil is painless but slightly bulged, a sign that there might be more. Only a radiography can tell for sure. I hate going to the doctor, they have a tendency to worsen simple maladies by over-practicing. Cut your tonsils and they will develop liths easier.
On 2009-06-22 at 10:48:37, Lee J Haywood wrote...
I found that attempting to mention them to medical friends doesn't work because they get grossed-out and want to change the subject...
On 2009-06-22 at 21:19:59, Thelevellers wrote...
WHUT?! But surely medical friends should be hardened against such things?!
On 2009-06-24 at 02:17:13, BorgClown wrote...
lulz, maybe they're not hardened against things they themselves have in their mouths =P
On 2009-06-24 at 02:44:29, Baslisks wrote...
@BorgClown: like cocks?
On 2009-06-24 at 03:04:30, BorgClown wrote...
Right, the medical friends are not hardened against hardened cocks.