"Daddy's mouth is too stinky, don't kiss me"

  Tong Yan Wuji discovered his father's rare disease in one sentence

  Recently, 30-year-old Mr. Xu (pseudonym) has become a lonely father.

  Every time he couldn't help but bow his head to kiss his child Doudou, the young Doudou always consciously pushed his father away, muttering, "Daddy, your mouth is too stinky, don't you kiss me!"

  At first, Mr. Xu thought Xiaodoudou was ignorant, and he said casually without paying too much attention to it. However, after being rejected repeatedly, Mr. Xu began to doubt himself.

  Is something wrong with the stomach?

Heavy breath is usually caused by indigestion of the stomach.

  So, he went to the gastroenterology department of the nearby hospital and also the dentistry, but there was no problem, and the matter was gone.

  But since the child complained straightforwardly, Mr. Xu also noticed that his colleagues had deliberately kept a distance when communicating with him, which caused Mr. Xu to keep chewing gum, which was still useless.

  However, after an inadvertent cough, he found that he had coughed up a small white particle, which could be crushed by a pinch, but with a strange smell like a rotten egg.

Coughed up again after a while.

  He took a mirror to take a picture of his mouth, and found that there were milky yellow things "embedded" in the flesh on both sides of the mouth.

  What exactly is this?

With doubts, Mr. Xu came to the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Zhijiang District, Litongde Hospital, Zhejiang Province.

  In the clinic, Deputy Chief Physician Chen Weijun found under the video laryngoscopy that both of Mr. Xu’s tonsils had white cheese-like substances, and this white secretion is medically called tonsil stones.

Mr. Xu was even more confused: "I have heard of gall bladder stones and kidney stones, and I have never heard of tonsil stones."

  According to Deputy Chief Physician Chen Weijun, most of tonsil stones are the result of long-term chronic inflammation of the tonsils.

However, no stones can grow on the bare tonsils.

Where there is no connective tissue coverage on the inner side of the tonsils, the mucosal epithelium is recessed into small pits-stones are specially grown in these tonsil crypts.

  The crypts are easy to store bacteria, food fragments, and secretions. When chronic tonsil inflammation is repeated, the crypt openings are blocked, and the stored contents and the calcium salts secreted by the glands are deposited, forming stones.

Only a few stones are considered to be caused by tissue necrosis and calcification of peritonsilar abscess or salivary duct stasis.

  If you have long-term bad breath, but there are no problems with your stomach, mouth, and teeth, you should consider whether it is tonsil stones.

  Deputy Chief Physician Chen Weijun used tweezers to clamp out the two "stones" on Mr. Xu's tonsils.

He reminded Mr. Xu that he must pay attention to gargle and brush his teeth frequently, eat less spicy and irritating food, do not stay up late, and treat the pharyngitis in time to prevent aggravation of the condition. Mr. Xu was given a gargle.

  This can be prevented in life:

  1. Pay attention to physical exercise, reduce the frequency of colds and enhance resistance, which can prevent or reduce the onset of chronic tonsillitis.

  2. Work and rest on time, try not to stay up late, so as not to create a false fire.

  3. A light diet, do not overeating spicy and thick flavors, quit smoking and alcohol and other bad habits.

  4. Pay attention to oral hygiene, gargle after eating, use mouthwash or light salt water, and gargle with your head up, in order to better remove food residues, treat sinus diseases, inflammation of the teeth and adjacent tissues of the pharynx in time, and check the stomach Discomfort caused by disease.

  5. When acute tonsillitis attacks, it should be cured completely, so as not to become chronic tonsillitis after prolonged unhealing. Active control of acute attacks of inflammation will help reduce the occurrence of tonsil stones.

  6. Don't pick tonsil stones by hand or with cotton swabs. Failure to take them out may damage the tonsils, and even aggravate the inflammation of the tonsils, causing complications such as bleeding and bacterial infections.

Director Chen Weijun suggested that if tonsil stones are found, it is necessary to go to the otolaryngology department to remove the stones with the help of professional equipment.

  Zhang Bingqing