my friends throat has a large swollen knot beneath her ear, the doctor said it could be from stones and she told her to suck on lemon drops to have the stone reverse itself, but the doctor didn't really explain what stones were or what they were caused from. So what are stones?
It's not clear by your post where exactly these stones are located. I assume you're talking about stones within the salivary glands since she was told to take lemon drops. Drinking a lot of water will also help. She should see and Otolaryngologist (ENT surgeon) if it doesn't go away.
OtoHNS_MD is right, sounds like your doc was diagnosis salivary gland stones, which can be pushed out by increasing saliva flow, by sucking on sour stuff like lemon. Drink lots of water! An ENT can consider cutting out the stone, but that's rarely needed...
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.