... The soft yellow "stinky" things you refer to are most likely tonsil stones, but the hard, white calcified things sound more like broncholiths--literally stones that form in the bronchi. They are generally harmless and no one is entirely sure why they develop, but they can be associated with certain illnesses. Adults in our patient group, who have a disorder called primary... (2 replies)
... n the back of the throat. They form in the tonsil crypts which are simply small pockets or divots that appear in everyones tonsils. The scientific name for these white globs is tonsilloliths. ... (2 replies)
... I will get the soft smelly ones too and they are yellow. I have been coughing up white ones and they are hard and they dont smell I was wondering if they are the same thing and should i see the Dr.? ... (2 replies)
... sinuses also. If you're coughing up green or yellow chunks, it's likely a bronchial infection of some sort that you'd need antibiotics for. ... (7 replies)
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