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A 18-year-old male asked:

my right tonsil is swollen and has a puss pocket like thing near it and the right side of the back of my neck is also swollen why?

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Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Infection: From your description it sounds like you have a right tonsillar infection with an area that is plugged with a tonsilith. The swelling in the back of your neck is likely reactive lymphadenopathy. Check with your doctor, you may need an antibiotic. In the meantime keep your mouth clean and gargle with an antiseptic or a salt solution.

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