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puss pockets in throat not strep

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Its fairly: quick also associated symptoms are fever bad breath sore throat swollen glands fever and general malaise if you are suspicious see your doctor
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wujek
20 years experience Family Medicine
Many Possibilities: There are several things it could be other than strep. There are several viruses and bacteria that can purulent discharge in the back of the throat a ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
38 years experience Pediatrics
Pus pockets: Pus pockets can be a part of strep throat. Unclear whether both children are on Amoxicillin. They both should continue on Amoxicillin. Followup with d ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
No: Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is an antiviral. If you are correct and is strep, need an antibiotic (in addition). Need to see your dr or urgent care for exam ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
39 years experience General Surgery
Go to urgent care: Get a doctor to see you and checked for strep and mono. You many need antibiotics.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
31 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsilliths : The pus pockets in the tonsils are related to crypts in the tonsil that fill with food them get infected and filled with pus. You can try a water pik ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Martin
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsil stones: Tonsil stones are small bits of food that get caught in your tonsils and then the bacteria in your mouth start to live on the food. If it bothers you ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Dr. Ward Dean answered
43 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
May be mononucleosis: Since you've been on the antibiotics, it's not likely a bacteria that is causing your problem. More likely, it's mononucleosis. Gargle with hot salt ... Read More
A 4-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
30 years experience Pediatrics
Sore throat: School aged children with sore throats should have throat cultures done. If rapid strep or throat culture is positive, then antibiotics should be pre ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
20 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not typically: While sinusitis may result in symptoms of post-nasal drainage and discharge down the throat leading to sore throat symptoms, sinus infections typicall ... Read More

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