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Posted 09 September 2004 - 09:35 AM
Last fall, before I was diagnosed, I had salivary stones. I passed them through openings in my tonsils. They were disgusting--like sour, milky tasting white pieces--kind of like what the nuts look like on top of peanut butter cookies. Could this, by any chance, be related to celiac disease?
Posted 09 September 2004 - 01:50 PM
Posted 09 September 2004 - 02:04 PM
Tonsiloliths (tonsil stones)
People with chronic sinusitis and post nasal drip may develop tonsiloliths, or tiny, white, foul smelling stones which lodge in the tonsilar crypts. Tonsiloliths sometimes give the feeling of something lodged in the throat. They can also contribute to bad breath. Some people have chronic problems with tonsiloliths. The only sure treatment for chronic tonsiloliths is removal of the tonsils. The operation is performed by an ear, nose and throat specialist (ENT) and is fairly simple and safe. As noted above, in adults the operation causes a very serious sore throat for two weeks post-op. Short of removing the tonsils, the bad breath can be treated with mouth rinses, and the condition itself may be lessened by gargling with Peridex® mouth wash which is available by prescription from your dentist or physician, and possibly by the use of decongestants to lessen the post nasal drip which is part of the cause of tonsiloliths.
If you do a google search with tonsil stones, you'll get a number of bad breath places... as well as some other links.
One said they are more prevalent during adolesance... I guess it depends on if you have "craters" in your tonsils. I have "craters" due to numerous tonisilitis infections as a kid... I used to get those little stones too... didn't know what they were until now!
Posted 09 September 2004 - 03:05 PM
I don't know that it is related to celiac disease, but our family ENT said it certainly seems genetic since this problem tends to run in families.
Mariann, gluten intolerant and mother of 3 gluten intolerant children
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