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My boyfriend has a mouth full of abscesses and the dentist in our town was closed so he went to the Dr and was givin a drug called Vimovo (esomeprazole and naproxen) to treat HIV?

My boyfriend has a mouth full of abscesses and the dentist in our town was closed so he went to the Dr and was givin a drug called Vimovo (esomeprazole and naproxen) to treat HIV?

The question?: If your boyfriend has HIV, you need to take the proper precaution. He will also need to be under the care of someone who takes care of HIV and you need to be tested for STDs as well. Don't delay. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Tonsil Abscess (Definition)

An abscess that forms in the space between the tonsil and the pharyngeal wall. They are usually painful and cause difficulty swallowing. In severe cases they can cause breathing problems. The often respond to simple needle drainage and antibiotics. Recurrent cases ...Read more


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What are signs you have a tonsil abscess?

What are signs you have a tonsil abscess?

Clinical signs: Include inflammation and pain on palpation in the tonsillar region, symptoms include painful swallowing and possibly fever. ...Read more

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Are there steps I can take to prevent getting abscess in tonsils?

Are there steps I can take to prevent getting abscess in tonsils?

Tonsillectomy: The tonsils exist to aid in fighting infection. Unfortunately when you have had numerous episodes of infection and this becomes chronic tonsillitis the changes in the tissue now make the tonsils a liability rather than a benefit and they may need to be removed. This would obviously prevent abscess from developing. See an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Had strep that turned to abscess. 8 months later and I still have pain and some swelling on that side. Now I have a cyst on tonsil. What is the issue?

Had strep that turned to abscess. 8 months later and I still have pain and some swelling on that side. Now I have a cyst on tonsil. What is the issue?

Abscess now cyst: Greetings. I sympathize with you regarding your peritonsillar abscess. Some of my patients suffering the most are those with a PTA. The fact that you still have pain and swelling means that you may need further care and possibly even a tonsillectomy. I feel the cyst is probably unrelated however your surgeon will make that determination. Follow up with your ENT for a recheck. ...Read more

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I recently was given amoxicillin 500 to clear up an abscess on my right tonsil, however I have had no pain relief, I actually feel worse?

I recently was given amoxicillin 500 to clear up an abscess on my right tonsil, however I have had no pain relief, I actually feel worse?

Seek Care: Anytime one has a medical condition that is under treatment and is either not better or getting worse then one should consider seeking medical care ...Read more

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Had abscess near n in tonsil. Dr put swab on tonsil to detect the bacteria type. Just swab around infected site give true result? Or abscess pus needed?

Had abscess near n in tonsil. Dr put swab on tonsil to detect the bacteria type. Just swab around infected site give true result? Or abscess pus needed?

Strep throat: Your doctor may have tested for strep throat. It is a rapid test and you should know the results quickly. He/she probably also sent a culture as well. This will allow the antibiotic to be accurate. Meanwhile continue the medicine and rest and use a saline to gargle. ...Read more

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Can you give me advice! Will my ENT be able to remove my tonsils if I still have a peritonsilar abscess?

Peritonsilar abcess: YES also known as hot tonsillectomy, though not commonly done, unless symptoms, like worsening condition, or if infection not controllable, ...Read more

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Is it necessary to take pus on swab in case of abscess in and around tonsil to detect bacteria? Or simple saliva around abscess can detect bacteria?

Abscess of tonsil: To get a good bacterial culture from the abscess it is necessary to use a culture swab on the pus itself. Getting a swab of the saliva around the area is not likely to get a good result. Additionally, if the abscess is drained with a needle, then the material from the syringe can be sent on culture swabs. ...Read more

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Left tonsil very swollen. Told doesn't look abscessed right now. Strep rapid test was very very faint. Machine read negative but APRN saw faint line?

Left tonsil very swollen. Told doesn't look abscessed right now. Strep rapid test was very very faint. Machine read negative but APRN saw faint line?

Get strep culture!!!: The rapid strep text has a FALSE NEGATIVE RATE of up to 30%. Hospitals are required by regulatory agencies to send all negative rapid streps for confirming strep cultures. This isn't done in many outpatient settings & is a serious failure because strep is missed & complications develop. Insist on a strep culture, not a throat culture which isn't necessary, is expensive & takes 4 days. See comment ...Read more

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After getting my abscess drained on my tonsil it still hurts a little to swallow. Is this just normal recovery time? My voice is getting better also

After getting my abscess drained on my tonsil it still hurts a little to swallow. Is this just normal recovery time? My voice is getting better also

Yes, It Is: IO'Donnell
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Yes, that sounds like "normal"recovery.
Each and every succeeding day you should be getting better (swelling, pain, fever, voice, etc).
Please take the medication as advised/prescribed, and especially complete the antibiotics course.
In about 7 - 10 days after the procedure you should have recovered back to your normal healthy self.

#GetWellSoon ...Read more

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Can staph aureus produce pus inside tonsils instead of abscess? And without tonsil inflammation. Please answer I am worried

Can staph aureus produce pus inside tonsils instead of abscess? And without tonsil inflammation. Please answer I am worried

Throat infection: Go see your physician. Most throat infections need evaluation. It is irrelevant if you have staph versus other bacteria causing your trouble. You will not find a diagnosis or treatment here. ...Read more

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Daughter's tonsils are huge/lumpy. She's had a near abscess, tonsillitis, and strep. Anything I can do at home to help? I hate so many antiobiotics.

Daughter's tonsils are huge/lumpy. She's had a near abscess, tonsillitis, and strep. Anything I can do at home to help? I hate so many antiobiotics.

Confusing question: You state she "had" a? near abscess? and strep. Tonsils grow faster than the kids until 6-8 when they all usually look relatively large. This size difference declines, and by 16 they are relatively small. Recurrent infections can keep them large. Antibiotics are fine when used judiciously and can prevent lifelong complications. Good hand washing habits help decrease any childhood illness. ...Read more

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Can patrially raised third molars become infected? There is no pain on gum, yet the bone under hurts and tonsils inflamed. Previous abscess. Not now.

Can patrially raised third molars become infected? There is no pain on gum, yet the bone under hurts and tonsils inflamed. Previous abscess. Not now.

Pericoronitis: Inflammation and infection around the crown of an unerupted tooth is called pericoronitis. Hydrogen peroxide can sometimes alleviate discomfort and mechanically debride the area and kill some of the bacteria causing the discomfort. Salt water can also help with the irritation. ...Read more

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Do diet pills cause infections such as abscess or puss in the tonsils? I used lipo6 a strong diet pills for 3 days and I got tonsillitis after

Do diet pills cause infections such as abscess or puss in the tonsils? I used lipo6 a strong diet pills for 3 days and I got tonsillitis after

No: It is common for patients to ascribe symptoms which occur after an event to that event simply because they are temporally related. That does not make them causally related, although sometimes that may occur, but not in this case. ...Read more

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Bleeding when spitting in morning I have white things in crypts often and my oral hygiene isn't the best tonsil stones causing bleeding? Abscess?

Bleeding when spitting in morning I have white things in crypts often and my oral hygiene isn't the best tonsil stones causing bleeding? Abscess?

Brush teeth, dentist: Overall it seems you have hit the most important thing on the head - improved oral hygiene! The bleeding can be from gum disease although more serious dental infections can do the same. If you have pain, difficulty swallowing and fever, an abscess could be there. White things are collections of food, etc in the tonsils and are common. ...Read more

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Saw pcp today about pus on tonsil she is not worried, and said I have sinusitis too. This worried me though. Could the pus have traveled to my sinus? No fever and limited pain. No typical abscess sympt

Saw pcp today about pus on tonsil she is not worried, and said I have sinusitis too. This worried me though. Could the pus have traveled to my sinus? No fever and limited pain. No typical abscess sympt

Sinusitis: Bacterial infections in the upper respiratory tract can involve multiple different areas, and the sinuses are not excluded. Fever is actually uncommon with sinusitis, but this is usually diagnosed clinically and would trust your doctor. She is obviously aware of the issues and treating you based on her findings. Good luck and clear up soon. ...Read more

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Can staph aureus cause pus inside tonsils but no abscess? I have post nasal drip and positive for staph aureus and I have heard its normal flora

Can staph aureus cause pus inside tonsils but no abscess? I have post nasal drip and positive for staph aureus and I have heard its normal flora

Yes: Contamination without infection.
Many bacteria live with us, or within us.
Usually pus - white cells is a sign of infection beyond contamination. ...Read more

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Severely swollen tonsils. Was referred to ENT for possible abscess. ENT refuted abscess dx. Strep screen was negative. History of mono. What could it be?

Severely swollen tonsils. Was referred to ENT for possible abscess. ENT refuted abscess dx. Strep screen was negative. History of mono. What could it be?

Follow up with ENT: To obtain clarity, one would want to know are your symptoms new, what difficulty are the large tonsils causing you? If it is sleep/breathing while sleeping, snoring while sleeping, needing to sleep in a chair unable to lie flat. difficulty swallowing, food, liquids. If strep is ruled out, if can be viral and can resolve, if the symptoms are new. If chronic symptoms now worse surgery is considered. ...Read more

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Occurs when one has an infection in a part of their body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) ...Read more