I will wake up in the morning, most often, or it can even happen in the middle of a sentence. But I'll feel something in my throat, and when I kind of cough it up, and spit it out, it's a small little whitish chunk. It smells similar to tooth plaque. I have heard about tonsil rocks. But this is not hard, and it shrinks to nothing after it dries out on a tissue. I do not have much of a sore throat when this happens, however I often have allergy problems, and ear aches. But I've not noticed the connection. This comes and goes at will. It this also a case of tonsil rocks? When I was young, I had a bad habit of swallowing chewing gum. Is it true that doesn't digest? Could it be that? Far fetched, I know But just wondering...
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No...it is not your undigested chewing gum. It does digest, incidentally.
Yes, these are most like tonsilliths. They do not have to be hard as rocks; some are as you describe. These are formed by an accumulation of food and other debris lodged in those little holes/crypts in your tonsils. The only thing you can do to prevent these things from forming is to gargle after each meal.
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