|hi. I've been having small whitish specks on my tonsils for several years. I looked it up online the other day, and came up with "tonsil stones". Don't know if this is what you have, but it could be.
Basically, if your tonsils are large, junk can get caught up in them, and then get surrounded by more and more layers of junk (kind of like a pearl, only uglier ). They smell rank, and taste horrible!!! If you've ever awoken with a small particle on your tongue and an awful taste in your mouth, then it's likely a tonsil stone. They often pop out by themselves, but you could try g e n t l y pressing the tonsil with a q-tip to see if it comes out. Not recommended, but i've done it before. Mouthwash, salt water gargling, and hydrogen peroxide gargling seem to help prevent them.
|how long do they last and will they go away on their own?|