5. Gulp more water. Keeping the body hydrated is key for preventing bacteria from sticking to the tonsils and other parts the body. VKool suggests starting the morning with 1 cup of water and following with 8- 10 cups throughout the day.
6. Honey. This sweet antiseptic can remove tonsil stones and prevent their return. For best results, VKool recommends dissolving honey in a cup of warm water and then gargling with the sticky solution. Repeat several times daily. This strategy further works to boost the overall immune system.
7. Basil. This Italian herb is anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and known to increase the speed of healing. To treat tonsil stones, VKool says to boil 1 1/2 cup water with 10- 12 basil leaves for 10 minutes. Strain the leaves, add honey and lemon to taste and drink. Enjoy this tasty home remedy 3 times daily. After 2 or 3 days, you should see the tonsil stones disappear.
8. Figs. Everyone’s favorite summer fruit is an excellent treatment for tonsil stones. Begin by boiling dried figs in water. Mash the figs and eat with 1 tablespoon honey 2 to 3 times daily. VKool says you may also find it helpful to mash the figs into a paste and apply the paste directly to the stones.
Additional signs of tonsil problems, according to Prevention, are snoring and pain when swallowing. If you are suffering from all three of these ailments (bad breath included), you may want to ask your dentist about having your tonsils removed.