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Do I Need To See A Doctor For Sore Throat And Puss On Tonsils
Hi i have a killer sore throat and i checked my tonsils with a torch and there is puss on the surface. should i go see a doctor now or wait a bit?
I scratched my tonsil & now I have a canker sore?? w/sore throat & ear. No fever. I've been gargling salt water. Do I need to see a doctor.
No: Not unless it persists more than a few days. Should rapidly heal on its own. ...Read more
How long should I put up with a sore throat (to run its course) before i see a doc? Its been a week ... No white stuff on tonsils, not suspctng strep
Tiny white dot on right tonsil area, no sore throat or fever, is this serious, should I see my doc?
Food: This could be a food particle. Do some gargling and see if it goes away. ...Read more
Sore throat, swollen right gland, >dizzy than usual, no cough/fever/congestion. Began yest. Morning. No tonsils. See doc or ride it out like a cold?
That depends. If you: Have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider now ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Antibiotics are needed for strep throat. Salt watergargles are helpful. Mix a tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a of lemon juice is good. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had a sore throat for a month and now my left tonsil is swollen. I have been taking lots of vitamin c. Do I need to see a doctor?
Yes: Unilateral enlargement of a tonsil can rarely by a neoplasm (tumor). Vitamin c will not affect an enlargement of a tonsil. The fact that you have had a sore throat for a month is also unusual, because a viral infection usually resolves in a maximum of about 2 weeks. Time to see an ENT doctor. ...Read more
I have yellow bumps at the back of my throat and some white stuff near my tonsils, I had a sore throat and then it went, I already suffer with headaches so that isn't helping, what is it? I can't see a doctor till tomorrow...
I only have 1 tonsil. Every now & then will get a sore throat. Tonsil leaks fluid & has puss balls. Any thoughts?
Surgery?: It is highly unlikely you only have one tonsil. Most likely the other tonsil is so small, it can not be visualized. If the tonsil that you see has pus and infection, you may consider a culture and sensitivity for an appropriate antibiotic. The indication for tonsil surgery is 3-4 episodes of documented tonsillitis in a year. ...Read more
Sore throat for 2 weeks White puss like patches on my tonsils also orange spots and lumps. Should I be concerned?
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