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I Have Pus Pockets On My Tonsils
I have this pus pocket on my right tonsils which slightly swollen for 2 months now and pus patches on back of my throat which is not going away and st?
See your dr.: This could advance to a much worse infection. It needs treatment. ...Read more
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Should I take cetrizine or fexofenadine for my allergies? I've been to the doctor about 10 times last year over allergies, I had pus pockets on my tonsils, head aches, runny nose, post nasal drip, itchy skin and eyes and watery eyes. Several times I was p
M.D. visit: I would also suggest allergy testing and avoidance of anything that worsens your symptoms. A visit to your physician is indicated as well. ...Read more
Woke up this morning with pus on my tonsils. The left side has good size pockets of pus and the right has barely any. And it doesn't hurt.
Hard to know: Clinical decision depends on more information. See an ENT to answer this. ...Read more
Had strep and compete the amoxicillin.(2nd time in 45 days). Still have pus pockets on tonsil. Am I still positive for strep?
? Sinusitis/Rhinitis: It appears that you might have some kind of infection in your nostril, that could be due to sinusitis (infection of nasal sinuses) or rhinitis (infection of nasal mucosa). Any pus or pus pockets are serous conditions and needs prompt attention. Also, you mentioned neck stiffness which could be a symptom of some deep tissue involvement in your face, nose or brain. Please see a md. ...Read more
I have pus pockets on front part facing to the opening of my mouth, doctor said no connection to tonsils?
Hard bumps that feel like food is stuck in the back of throat. The back of my throat and tonsils have had pus pockets for about 2 years now.
Tonsil stones: These are common collections of trapped food and debris that get caught in the crypts of tonsils. The only permanent cure is to remove your tonsils. ...Read more
Sre throat over week, right tonsil pus pockets for a few days now looks like some blood on it as well. About 3different spots what should I do?
See your doc: It's not certain what's causing your symptoms, but strep pharyngitis could certainly be the cause. Your doc can perform an exam, culture your throat, check for strep with a rapid test in the office, and prescribe antibiotics if needed. In the meantime warm salt water gargles will help lessen swelling and pain until you can see you doc. Ask for a same day appointment for acute illness. Urgent care2 ...Read more
I have had a small pus pocket on my left tonsil for 1 month. The only symptom I have is a sore throat. Do I need to make a dr apppointment?
The only way to know: If he requires antibiotics for "strep" throat is by positive results on a Quick-Strep test or throat culture. If he has Strep, he must take all the medicine as prescribed in order not to get rheumatic fever, kidney inflammation or other complications of some strains of streptococcus., Take him to his doctor today. ...Read more
Is it normal to have pus pockets on your tonsils when u have a regular sore throat? I've had this 7 days and all my tests for strep are neg.
Yes: Yes. Common. If you still are having symptoms, I would recommend evaluation by an ENT doc. ...Read more
Painless white spot on of one of my tonsils. It's been 3-4 weeks now after a cold/sore throat. My PCP said notmal pus pocket. Worry? 38 & nonsmoker
Monitor: Watch it and if does not go away in a week go bCk to your doctor. If it changes at all go back to your doctor right away ...Read more
Fever, sore throat, neck pain, and lower back pain. 19 years old. Started suddenly. Pus pockets around tonsils. No coughing or other cold system.?
Dental Abscess: The dental abscess can either be coming from a periodontal defect or a non-vital tooth. Both need to be treated before they get worse. In rare instances the infection can travel through your bloodstream to other parts of your body. The sooner you have this problem treated the less chance you will have complications. ...Read more
It Sounds Like It.: If you are feeling a pus pocket in the roof of your mouth, it usually means there is an abscess in the lingual/palatal root of an upper tooth. You want to see your dentist or endodontist (root canal specialist) to examine, diagnose and treat your abscess. Sometimes, the abscesses may travel into the fascial space (between bone and muscle) and end up requiring hospitalization and be dangerous. ...Read more
White roof of mouth white pus pockets in upper guns round white circles in cheeks gum disease in lower teeth lost one another ready to fall out.
Can pus in the tonsil be like a hard thing?like even if I rub it won't feel soft? Is it possible for a pus to get in this condition in tonsil case
Tonsil stone: Look up tonsil stone on youtube. It's a collection of food that gets trapped in your tonsil. Other than being annoying, these things are not worrisome. Some patients elect for tonsillectomy if it last for a long time and nothing else helps. ...Read more
Infection: Pus spots on the back of the throat or tonsils usually means an infection is going on. Often they're caused by viruses and go away in a few days. They can also be caused by bacterial germs like strep. Talk to your doctor. They may want to do a strep test to see if treatment is needed. You can help throat pain by drinking cold (non-acid, non-carbonated) liquids. Throat lozenges can help. ...Read more
One tonsil is huge and covered in pus, the other is fine. Tested negative for both strep and mono. Any suggestions?
Tonsilar abscess: Please see an ear, nose and throat specialist. If you have pus on your tonsil that is not getting better may need to have it drained or removed as it may be an abscess. Antibiotics can help but sometimes the infection can keep coming back. If you have difficulty breathing or swallowing, go to the ED right away. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with mono reactivation weeks ago. I'm still coughing and have pus on my tonsils. Can you please advise me on mono reactivation?
Hi, had one swollen tonsil for over a month, noticed a white spot & when prodded produced white pus, no pain as such just ached sometimes, what is it?
Tonsil stones : This is a very common problem. Most people can manage the condition by frequent gargling with listerine or hydrogen peroxide, gently brushing over the area with a soft brush, or using a water pik to dislodge them. Sometimes the tonsils may become chronically infected, painful, or swollen. Then it may be time to consider removal. You should see an otolaryngologist and discuss. ...Read more
Had tiny white dot on tonsil for few weeks, no other symptoms, not sick, pushed on tonsil today and it came out, was it pus or a stone, do I need meds?
Tonsillar "trash": The same happened to me many years ago. That little white clump of "stuff" was probably rather foul smelling and soft. It is not pus or a stone but something a pathologist called tonsillar crypt debris. It is material that forms as a result of the tonsils working to eliminate bacteria. They require no treatment other than what you have already done. ...Read more
Possible: Although it is more common to see strep infections when there is pus on the tonsils, a variety of infections can result in pus, including sexually transmitted infections. However, these tend to be less common, but they certainly occur. If you have had sexual relations with someone who you think may have a std, your risk goes up. Any pus on the tonsils should be evaluated w/ a culture & treated. ...Read more
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