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Pus pockets in throat treatment

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Dr. Robert Varady
Specializes in Family Medicine
Could be: Yes, but more likely its a viral process

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A male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Doctor can check: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: Some people will not mount a fever. See your doctor
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. William m Simpson
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Maybe not pus: Often food particles or mucus can be trapped in crypts in tonsils. If no symptoms, you can try to gargle it out or just ignore it.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Need eval.: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiot... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
As expected: This is a germ that initially enters the body through your upper airway and throat. A beefy set of tonsils are one classical finding with flu.It is ex... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Lyman
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Pus: A strep test should be done. Your pcp could do it. if it is not strep, it could be mono. There is a test for that too. amoxil is the treatment for... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
They are: Probably tonsil at crypts that are normal that catch debris then harden and you can feel them. An ENT or a dentist may be able to help you remove the ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
See your doc: It's not certain what's causing your symptoms, but strep pharyngitis could certainly be the cause. Your doc can perform an exam, culture your throat, ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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Sore throat: If your throat is truly sore, and you have severe pain when swallowing, it is a wise decision to go to your MD in clinic and take a rapid strep test t... Read More

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