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Jane’s Blog Sore Throats and Tonsil Stones

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Jane’s Blog Sore Throats and Tonsil Stones

It’s that time of year when sore throats are circulating around. The most common causes of sore throats are viral infections and seasonal allergies to pollen or molds. Have you also ever felt that something wasn’t right in your throat and then discovered a white spot or two toward the back of your throat as you examined it in the mirror under a bright light? In most cases, they are tonsil stones which are simply collections of hardened pus as a result of chronic irritation from viruses, allergens, yeast or bacteria and even dry mouth. Both tonsillitis and strep throat,...

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