I woke up several days ago feeling as if a grape were stuck in the back of my throat. At first I thought great, I have strep throat. But, (gulp), my throat isn’t sore, no fever …. Fast forward a few days, and bam! A huge white clump in the back of my throat and an increased feeling that something was stuck there. So, to the internet I go.
My first stop was at Ebonie Expressions – http://kree8v1.wordpress.com/2007/04/07/stinky-balls/
Ok, I know I am a nurse, but that just grosses me out! Tonsil stones! Yuck, is all I can say!
I read that you could scrape them off (easier said than done). Gag, literally! So, I tried gargling with salt water, scraping, spraying with Vicks 44 throat spray, scraping, coughing and scraping some more. Finally, off it came. Unlike others, I resisted the urge to smell it!! Eewh! Did I mention … that’s just gross?