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How Long Should White Pus Appear On Tonsils With Strep
How long should I wait before seeing a doctor with tonsillitis? No fever or symptoms other than sore throat and red spots on tonsils.
Spots on tonsils: Spots on tonsils are called an "exudate." exudates are common in many throat infections and have no specific importance in diagnosis. Persistent fever, trouble swallowing and/or pain determine need to be examined. The more intense or longer these persist, the more one needs to see the doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Can strep throat go away in 3 days with antibiotics and what are the symptoms....Can I have it without the white patches but red tonsils?
Yes and no: You can kill all the germs with 24 hours of antibiotics but the reason for taking antibiotics for 10 days with strep is that it takes that long to get rid of any risk of developing post streptococcal rheumatic fever. Yes, you can have strep without while patches. It is even possible to have strep without even having a sore throat, but that would be unusual. ...Read more
Yes you can.: Many times the tonsils are just enlarged and painful without pus or white spots. You may or may not have fever with it. If you think you might have mono, you should be seen by your physician to confirm that diagnosis and make sure it's not something else, such as strep or an abscess. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possibly some relief: White spots on tonsils typically are either food or from strep bacteria - strep throat. See your MD for evaluation and swab as needed. Mouthwash - listerine which kills bacteria - may offer some help temporarily. Hot salt water rinses will also soothe. (1tsp salt / 10-12 oz. water). Get in to be seen and treated and back to comfort. Good Luck. ...Read more
Can you have tonsillitis with no tonsils. Throat not sore, back of throat roof of mouth and tonsils have yellow look to them. Red streaks on tonsils.
Yes and no: Not all of your tonsils are removed when a tonsilectomy is done. The ones that remain can get inflamed. There is also a fair amount of lymphoid tissue within the oropharynx and throat that can become swollen and irritated when they are exposed to an allergen or pathogen. If your throat is not sore try gargling with warm salt water 3 times a day to see if you can reduce the redness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sore throat with swollen tonsil on R side. Lg white pustule with smaller ones on tonsil and red spots around it. Dry cough no fever. Viral or bacteria?
Son has what looks like strep, swollen tonsils, white pockets on tonsils and is now bleeding is this common to bleed with strep?
Yes: As it is with any throat infection that erodes the oral mucosa. ...Read more
After yeast infection of throat. Tonsils have stones? I have blood tinged sputum. Is that from the tonsils? How long till they go away?
The blood tinged: Sputum could be from the inflammation of ur throat and tonsils. But also could come from inflammation, infection, or tumor (less likely) in your trachea and lungs. Go see ur dr for any concern and possibly have a chest xray if it persists. Have a great day! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/a-to-z-guides/coughing-up-blood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tonsillar exudate: You might need antibiotics.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends: What you are describing are tonsil stones or tonsilloliths. These are usually associated with bad breath among other things (pain/difficulty swallowing, metallic taste, coughing, ear ache, swollen tonsils). The cause is not clear, but it is thought that food and bacteria tend to collect in little crypts on the tonsil leading to residual calcium deposits or stones. See your doc to be sure ...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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Sore throat since Monday, thick mucus (yellow/green, white) splotchy looking tonsils. Could it be strep, or infection? Will it pass on its own?
Doctor can evaluate: Throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Sore throats often pass on their own, but antibiotics are used for strep. ...Read more
My tonsils are swollen, with white spots on them. And the back of my throat is dark red with little bumps. Doctor said no strep. Any ideas?
Viral tonsillitis: No strep means no antibiotics but NOT no treatment. You can find symptom relief and need to prevent spreading it or reinfection. There's info: http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/ART03438/Tonsillitis-Strep-Throat.html Best! ...Read more
I have white puss pockets on my tonsils. They tonsils are sore & inflamed but I'm not running a fever. Thoughts?
Throat culture neg for strep, white patches on tonsils getting larger, red spots on palate, chills, nasal congest, severe body pain. Mono not likely.
Throat infection: It is not possible to provide you any relevant response given that you have provided no information not even your age let alone your medical history. Please discuss your concerns with your parents or your doctor or restate your question with all relevant information. ...Read more
My tonsils are swollen with white spots, and my throats also red with little bumps. I'm a virgin. Not std or strep. Ideas?
Tested ?: The majority of these are viruses that gained access to your throat off your contaminated fingers or inhaled droplets. They can be the first stage of a multisystem illness that involves your lungs or digestive tract or just stay in your throat. If you tested negative for strep there is no need for antibiotics .It should self heal over a few days to a week. ...Read more
Swollen tonsils for 3/4 months, no white spots or pus, but very painful, came back clear of strep and glandular, could wisdom teeth be the cause? Or?
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