Any word on what it is and what causes it?
Any updates on what this is, how we got it and how do we get rid of it?
I am having the same problem, I’ve always had TONSIL STONES Brett’s bad in ONE TONSIL (right one) since 09. Recently (January 2018) my right tonsil just swells terribly bad it’s hard to swallow I get a sharp pain in my ear whenever I do. And that swelling gets so bad it hurt to open my my mouth wide enough to bite a sandwich. This happens ONCE A MONTH. Whenever I go to the E.R. They swab the tonsil and also do a blood test. Strep comes back negative and all they diagnose me with is tonsillitis. They have prescribe pain meds and amoxicillin EVERY VISIT. I take the amoxicillin and the symptoms come back 2 weeks later. But what I noticed on my last visit (July 10, 2018) they give me a shot of steroid (decadron) the swelling goes down almost INSTANTLY in the E.R. And by the time I’m discharged and get home the tonsil starts draining!! That horrible, metallic tasting , yellowing fluid comes from my tonsil and the swelling is gone! I don’t think it’s tonsillitis I just think my tonsil is hypersensitive to germ/infection and maybe my body doesn’t produce enough natural steroid . I go to the EAR NOSE AND THROAT DOC tomorrow hopefully they can give me a better diagnosis/ explanation that matches my symptoms because tonsillitis is not it!
That is NOT tonsil stones! Stones are firmer and come out in chunks.
I have had this exact same thing in my left tonsil for months. I have also had tonsil stones very occasionally through the years so I know what those are too.
This is a white/yellow thick fluid. It is not chunky at all. If I press on my tonsil, it flows out. It smells and tastes horrible. I can tell when I need to press my tonsil to get it out because it will start to leak in my throat and makes my mouth taste and smell awful.
Everything search I run on this comes back to tonsiliths but, again, these are not tonsil stones.
Those are tonsil stones and the smell is from bacterial growth I have the same problem.
Don't feel that bad because am experience the same problem. i went to my doc and they told me that they don't see any infection. Some times I want to yuck my tonsil out myself. Tell me if you also experience having a white tongue.
I don't know if it because of these eustacian tubes. I know its only in one tonsil
and I never have any pain and I very rarely get symptoms so maybe it's actually
helping me, i don't know, but it's certainly disgusting. I may go to a specialist
as opposed to a generalist just to see what he or she thinks.
Where is your "yuck"?? Mine is at the back of my tonsil and it comes out of two pores but I cannot see where it is being secreted from.
I have not had a thick fluid but it was like a lump of yellow foul smelling yuck. I don't know what else to call it, but anyway i told my doc and she said it was yuck from my eustacian tubes, i don't know if i spelled that right, she said i was lucky to be able to clear them. I was thinking how nasty it smelled and tasted, could this be from those tubes on you, they are connected to your ears?