Me Too!!

I like so many of you have had this problem since my teenage years.  I have always loathed these little pests that form in the back of my  throat, but I think I have found a way to prevent them without taking out the tonsils.  Although I do have an appointment to see an ENT doctor this month.  I have a water pik that I can't for the life of me figure out how to get the stones out without watering up the entire bathroom with saliva and water, any suggestions?  I went to Walgreens and purchased some oxygenating mouthwash and toothpaste, it has been helping tremendously.  I did some research too and what I hear as a constant is bacteria and it is on the tonsils.  Regular mouthwash and toothpastes irritate the bacteria on the tonsils and will ultimately bring them back because of the sugar in them, yes Listerine has sugar.  I also scrape my tongue with a tounge scraper to try and decrease the bacteria back there.  I have been doing this for 2 weeks now and I haven't seen one since.  I hope to continue this regimine but I do love sweets and dairy products which aggrevate the heck out of them critters.  Hope you all try this soon, it helps.  Oh! try to use the stuff 3 times a day.  The longer you wait and have stuff in your mouth the more prone the crevisis are to get filled up.  I also have allergies so I am anxious to see if the ENT prescribes me some nasal spray for the sinuses so they don't drain on the tonsils.  Thanks for the outlet. 
breatheasy breatheasy
31-35, F
Apr 2, 2007