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New Kids on the Block: Could Your 2nd “Hidden” Tonsils Be Causing Snoring or Sleep Apnea?

Most people are aware of tonsils that are present in the back of the throat. Tonsils are often the cause of sore throat and sometimes strep throat that are painful and require antibiotic treatment. Sometimes tonsils also accumulate debris and form little pockets that fill with white or yellow cheesy material, known as tonsiliths or cryptic tonsillitis. This debris is not dangerous but often annoying. It can cause halitosis (bad breath) and discomfort. Often the only solution is tonsillectomy in severe cases. Continue reading New Kids on the Block: Could Your 2nd “Hidden” Tonsils Be Causing Snoring or Sleep Apnea?