Icky Stuff

Gross things we all do but no one will admit.

White Globs From Your Throat

on November 28, 2012

For days you’ve had a tickle and a slight irritation. You know something is in the back of your throat but it’s stuck.  You eat bread thinking it’ll dislodge it.  Then you try Doritos because the rough edges might catch it and pull it out.  Eventually you cough just so and out it comes, landing on your tongue.  You put your finger in your mouth (with freshly washed hands, of course) and bring out the little white glob.

It smells really horrible because it has been rotting in your throat for days.  Want to know what it is?  It’s a “Tonsil Stone.”

… stinky little globs of mucus, dead cells, debris and bacteria that form in the tonsil crypts which are simply small pockets or divots that appear in everyone’s tonsils. When the trapped dead cells, mucus, and debris harden or calcify, they form white/yellow ball in the tonsil pockets. They usually appear as tiny little chunks in the shape of cauliflower and smell like they could wake up your dead grandma.

Here’s the source of that info. Very VERY icky.  But it makes me happy because I’ve managed to get it out finally.  And I got to look at it. I almost posted a photo from our friend Mr. Google of one, but even I couldn’t go there. Ewww.

So I give you Grumpy Cat instead.

 

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