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Mouth (Definition)

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


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My tonsils have pus pockets on them. Which illnesses cause these other than Strep?

My tonsils have pus pockets on them. Which illnesses cause these other than Strep?

Any bacterial infect: Any bacterial infection can cause exudate on the tonsils. But pockets full of white discharge may be food particles stuck in small pockets or crypts. These are called tonsil stones. Many times what are thought to be pus pockets are these tonsilliths. ...Read more

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Pus pockets on tonsil, body aches, stiff neck but no temperature?

Pus pockets on tonsil, body aches, stiff neck but no temperature?

? 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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Yes: Any time you have a sore throat for more than 2 weeks(as long as there is no fever) you should see an ent. It may be that your tonsils have a slight infection or it could just be post nasal drip. But regardless of the cause one month is too long to put off seeing a doctor. ...Read more

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My 10 year old has a sore red throat with pus pockets on his tonsils. What could this be ?

My 10 year old has a sore red throat with pus pockets on his tonsils. What could this be
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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

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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

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

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Fever, sore throat, neck pain, and lower back pain. 19 years old. Started suddenly. Pus pockets around tonsils. No coughing or other cold system.?

Fever, sore throat, neck pain, and lower back pain. 19 years old. Started suddenly.  Pus pockets around tonsils. No coughing or other cold system.?

Need to be seen: You should really see a local doctor. Fever always indicates infection and yours sounds significant. I hope you can be seen soon (today) and that you get well soon. ...Read more

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Do people ever get poisoned from a pus pocket in your mouth?

Do people ever get poisoned from a pus pocket in your mouth?

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

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I have a severe toothache and a big pus pocket in the roof of my mouth is that an abscess?

I have a severe toothache and a big pus pocket in the roof of my mouth is that an abscess?

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

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How can one remove pus on the tonsils?

How can one remove pus on the tonsils?

Peroxide gargles: You can use half strength hydrogen peroxide gargles. This bubbles and washes out the tonsillar crypts. Orajel and peroxyl are commercially available peroxide rinses. ...Read more

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Swollen tonsil with wound and something black inside. And pus (but that's "normal" for me).

Swollen tonsil with wound and something black inside. And pus (but that's "normal" for me).

Needs evaluation: Pus on tonsils isn't normal, nor is a wound with debris. Please seek medical attention soon. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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A white pus type thing is coming out from my tonsil?

A white pus type thing is coming out from my tonsil?

Depends: It can be infection....bacterial/ viral. Can be simple chr infection of tonsil. Not knowing your age....mono possible. Without acute symptoms...not likely. ...Read more

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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

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

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What does it mean of I have pus spots on my tonsils?

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

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One tonsil is huge and covered in pus, the other is fine. Tested negative for both strep and mono. Any suggestions?

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

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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?

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?

EBV: Infectious mononucleosis reactivation is known to occur. It is not extremely common but is well-known and documented. Most people who have infectious mononucleosis get it only once. Mononucleosis symptoms may rarely recur months or even years later. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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Pus on my tonsils, could I have a std?

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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How do I get rid of pus on tonsils?

How do I get rid of pus on tonsils?

Antibiotics: If it is truly pus, this indicates a bacterial infection. This needs to be treated with antibiotics. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have mono how long will the pus on my tonsils last?

I have mono how long will the pus on my tonsils last?

Can't really say: Every case of mono is different so it is impossible to tell you how long it will last. Make sure you are following your doctor's recommendation and getting sufficient rest. ...Read more

Pus (Definition)

Pus consists of white blood cells that have "eaten" bacteria and then died. You find pus resulting after an infection has established itself and the pus is a product of the body's immune ...Read more