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My left tonsil has been swollen for 5 days now. Been on antibiotics for 4. My tonsil ruptured and had bloody puss coming out of it. Am i ok?

My left tonsil has been swollen for 5 days now. Been on antibiotics for 4. My tonsil ruptured and had bloody puss coming out of it. Am i ok?

Peritonsillar absces: You may have had a peritonsillar abscess that ruptured. If you are feeling better overall with less pain and are improving with the antibiotics, you should be ok. If you are uncertain, see an ent. ...Read more

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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 are bleeding, swollen, and have puss coming from them.

My tonsils are bleeding, swollen, and have puss coming from them.

Acute tonsillitis : Tonsils are like sponges in the back of the throat. Just like sponges they have pockets where things can accumulate. Sometimes this is bacteria. The bleeding is caused by little infections pushing out debris like abscesses rupturing. It is important to check to see if it is a strep infection as this can effect your skin, heart and kidneys. ...Read more

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My 4 yrold has very saw and swollen tonsil with puss on oneside and fever she's been on amxcillin for 4 days not any better why?

My 4 yrold has very saw and swollen tonsil with puss on oneside and fever she's been on amxcillin for 4 days not any better why?

Bring her to Dr. Now: It is worrisome that a child who has been on amoxicillin for 4 days is still having fever and pain. You should have your child seen immediately. You mentioned that only one tonsil is swollen with pus on it. She may have a peritonsillar access, which is a collection of infection behind the tonsil that may need to be drained. There are other possibilities but have her re-evaluated urgently! ...Read more

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My right tonsil is swollen and has a puss pocket like thing near it and the right side of the back of my neck is also swollen why?

My right tonsil is swollen and has a puss pocket like thing near it and the right side of the back of my neck is also swollen why?

Infection: From your description it sounds like you have a right tonsillar infection with an area that is plugged with a tonsilith. The swelling in the back of your neck is likely reactive lymphadenopathy. Check with your doctor, you may need an antibiotic. In the meantime keep your mouth clean and gargle with an antiseptic or a salt solution. ...Read more

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My tonsils are swollen with white puss on them what should I be thinking ?

My tonsils are swollen with white puss on them what should I be thinking ?

Tonsillitis: See your primary care doctor for a throat culture, antibiotic if positive for Strep. The other possibility is tonsil stones. See ENT for that condition. ...Read more

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