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I Have Pus In My Throat
I have yellow pus in my throat which was negative for mono and strep. I also have a runny nose and feminine discharge. What do you think the issue is?
Hard to say: I can't link your two symptom areas without bringing up the possibility of a STD, which would not be found on the tests you mentioned. The puss in your throat could reflect a sinus infection with drainage or just a bad viral infection. The origins of feminine discharge are numerous and defined best with appropriate study of the discharge. ...Read more
I have pus postules in my throat my dr prescribed amoxicillian but did not give me a throat culture I am wary of taking unneccessary antibiotics I don?
I have been on 2 different antibiotics for tooth infection. Now I have pus pockets in my throat. Was on amoxicillen, now on clindimiacin?
Many causes: While the glands of the throat typically produce one to two quarts of mucous daily, which filters the air and traps foreign matter you inhale, abnormal substance like pus in the throat is a symptom of a wide variety of throat problems ranging from strep throat to bacterial infections. I would see your doctor to have it diagnosed. ...Read more
Tonsil stones: These may be tonsilloliths, or "tonsil stones." The tonsils naturally have "crypts" or deep pockets/tunnels into them. These can collect small food particles and harbor bacteria. These food particles and bacteria collect into small, white/yellow, foul-smelling clumps that may cause localized throat irritation. They may come out on their own or you may express them with a finger, water pick, etc. ...Read more
I just have one pus. Pocket on the left side of throat it does not hurt just trying to figure out?
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. ...Read more
At your tonsils?: Hard white or yellow concretions in the tonsils are usually tonsilloliths or tonsil stones. Harmless although they can cause a foreign body sensation and contribute to halitosis. Exudate on the tonsils or throat may be an indication of tonsil infection (viral or bacterial). See a doc for thorough exam. ...Read more
Sounds like an: Infection. If you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider & get a strep throat test & culture. Saltwater gargles are very helpful. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle with this several times a day. You can gargle with aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. Try a mix of chamomile tea w honey & a small amount of lemon juice. ...Read more
Infection or"stones": Infections and the most common things that can cause white "pus llike" stuff in the back of the throat. Sometimes it is from debris that forms "stones", whitish lumps that can get lodged in the throat and can lead to bad breath and throat irritation but are usually not painful. ...Read more
Go to doctor: Whether you have pus pockets over tonsils or a post nasal drip, a proper diagnosis is only possible with a careful examination. In some cases, your doctor needs to refer you to an ENT to drain the pus if indicated. There are potential and serious complications involving the airway. Get checked ASAP to get well soon:) ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Concretion: Each tonsil has crevices or crypts which can gather cheesy white concretized masses. In the teenage and young adult age group and absent inflammation, these are not harmful nor harbingers for future problems. If they do not hurt and are not inflamed then normal oral-pharyngeal hygiene is adequate. If pain or inflammation develops see a doctor. ...Read more
I have mono (may 29-now). White pus in throat gone for 2 days then showed up again today? Is this normal? What can be done to make them go away?
I have a white substance coming from the right side of the back of my throat it looks like pus but its not liquid its more of a solid doesn't hurt?
See your doctor: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more