Question:

What can be wrong with you if you cough up little chunks that smell bad?

Answer:

Tonsil stones are balls of calcified material that adhere to the tonsils and are sometimes coughed up. They smell bad because of the presence of hydrogen sulfide. They are usually not harmful.


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Tonsillolith
Tonsil
Hydrogen sulfide
Sulfide
Cough
Chemistry
Human anatomy
Oral hygiene
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