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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

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 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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What could cause a swollen tonsil on just the left side? There's no pain, no puss, and no other marks. Just looks/feels swollen/like something's stuck

Swollen tonsil: Yes, could be a foreign body reaction. But anytime there is just one swollen tonsil should be checked to make sure not a tumor or something like lymphoma. Go see an ent. ...Read more

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I have swollen tonsils that are bleeding and hurt is it strep?

I have swollen tonsils that are bleeding and hurt is it strep?

Unknown: The determination as strep being the cause requires laboratory support. Culture and rapid strep test available. But it does sound like infection and medical attention indicated. ...Read more

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My 15yr old son was diagnosed w mono 2 days ago. Today his tonsils are so swollen & covered in puss that they touch his uvula. Should they be drained?

My 15yr old son was diagnosed w mono 2 days ago. Today his tonsils are so swollen & covered in puss that they touch his uvula. Should they be drained?

Rarely: Tonsillitis and swelling is very common with mono. Most cases do not need surgical treatment, but enlarged painful tonsils may result in obstructive symptoms such as noisy breathing or trouble swallowing. Steroids may sometimes be prescribed for obstructive tonsils in the setting of mono. Antibiotics are only prescribed for secondary bacterial infection. ...Read more

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Very Swollen tonsils coated with a ton of white puss and now one of my Tonsils has what looks to be a black and blue bruise mixed with puss. Currently?

Very Swollen tonsils coated with a ton of white puss and now one of my Tonsils has what looks to be a black and blue bruise mixed with puss. Currently?

Doctor can check: It's not easy to see and describe one's own tonsils. Throat and tonsil symptoms can be from flu or cold viruses, strep throat, EBV virus, etc... Doctors have 5-minute tests for strep throat (antibiotics are needed to treat strep). Doctors also have a quick test for Flu A and B. Mono is caused by the EBV virus and can cause big tonsils. One's primary care doctor can examine the throat. ...Read more

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Ora md mouth doctor. Is it good for gum bleeding. Swollen?

Ora md mouth doctor. Is it good for gum bleeding. Swollen?

No good: Gum bleeding could be caused by simple gum inflammation or gingivitis or could be little bit more serious when the inflammation reachs the tissue that support the teeth to the bone or the periodontium (periodontitis). It is always better to catch the situation earlier. Please get a check up by your dentist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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My 3 yr old bumped her mouth on the toddler rail of her bed pretty hard. Her front tooth is lightly loose, a little bleeding & her lip is swollen?

My 3 yr old bumped her mouth on the toddler rail of her bed pretty hard. Her front tooth is lightly loose, a little bleeding & her lip is swollen?

Call your dentist.: You should visit your dentist's office and let them take a look. The tooth may need care immediately, in the future or not at all. It may turn color, and the developing permanent teeth are also at risk from this type of injury. Right now is the time for initial assessment, & an x-ray. Often nothing needs to be done immediately (especially if your child is improving and out of pain). ...Read more

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Ok so I have a tooth abcess lower right side and all the sudden a blood clot came outta my mouth is that normal? There wasn't any puss still swollen on jaw line. I felt it come out just started keflex

Ok so I have a tooth abcess lower right side and all the sudden a blood clot came outta my mouth is that normal? There wasn't any puss still swollen on jaw line. I felt it come out just started keflex

Report: Report this to the Dentist or specialist Oral Surgeon who put you on antibiotics. A fistula may have developed, burst open, and is now draining. Let your caregiver know. ...Read more

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I have white lines on my tonsils and I touched it a lil and it bleed a bit. I get tonsillitis 2xs a year is that related? My tonsils are swollen too

I have white lines on my tonsils and I touched it a lil and it bleed a bit. I get tonsillitis 2xs a year is that related? My tonsils are swollen too

Watchful waiting.: If you don't have a fever, don't have enlarged lymph nodes on the side of the neck, and you're otherwise feeling okay, you can probably wait a few days before seeing the doctor. The white lines could be pus... But not necessarily. Sometimes plain 'ole mucus can look like whitish lines on the tonsils. I would try gargling with warm salt water and some Ibuprofen for a few days, then see doc. ...Read more

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Persistent yellow phlegm (after swollen tonsils) for couple of years after mono, now gums bleed a bit. Bad sign?

Persistent yellow phlegm (after swollen tonsils) for couple of years after mono, now gums bleed a bit. Bad sign?

Needs attention: Regardless of prior infection, 2months of persistent phlegm is abnormal, let alone 2 years. If you smoke, or have 2nd hand exposure, this could be smokers cough. despite that, this could also be life threatening. You need to see a doctor to determine a cause ...Read more

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How to deal with gum being swollen, bleeding and puss after brace tightening?

How to deal with gum being swollen, bleeding and puss after brace tightening?

Infection: Pus indicates area is infected. Return to orthodontic specialist immediately for debridement and oral hygiene instructions. Call now. ...Read more

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I have a gaping wound in the front of my armpit, it's not bleeding but I can see inside of it, no puss anymore, what should I do?

I have a gaping wound in the front of my armpit, it's not bleeding but I can see inside of it, no puss anymore, what should I do?

Gaping wound: First of all, how did you get the wound and for how long has it been there? Do you have any co-morbidities such as diabetes? Are you on steroids? If you answer yes to the last two, you may have a problem with wound healing. Better have your primary care doctor have a look at it if it has been there for a long time. ...Read more

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My brother is suffering from anal fissure for 2 months now and he had told us recently about it. And there is no bleeding, itching or puss just pain.

My brother is suffering from anal fissure for 2 months now and he had told us recently about it. And there is no bleeding, itching or puss just pain.

Might need treatment: Has he been seen by a doctor for this? Keeping from straining, avoiding hard stools, and the use of topical nitroglycerin (a prescription) or diltiazem should be considered as first-line. ...Read more

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Bleeding puss filled bumps in pubic region?

Bleeding puss filled bumps in pubic region?

Infection: You need medical attention for a bacterial infection soon. ...Read more

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Had a scalp cyst removed in October. Now where it was removed it's bleeding and puss. Is that normal?

Had a scalp cyst removed in October. Now where it was removed it's bleeding and puss. Is that normal?

No: This is consistent with an infection at the site of the cyst removal and it should be evaluated by the physician who removed it. A culture may be taken and, while waiting for results, you may be started on warm applications, antibiotic ointment as well as antibiotics by mouth. ...Read more

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Puss and bleeding from belly button after getting new piercing?

Puss and bleeding from belly button after getting new piercing?

Infection: Sounds like your piercing may have become infected. If it's minor then topical treatment with an antiobiotic ointment like Bacitracin may help (make sure you aren't allergic to it). If it's more significant though you'll need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a bump on the side of my left toe. Puss comes out... Little bleeding here an there. Little painful. Any ideas of what it could be?

I have a bump on the side of my left toe. Puss comes out... Little bleeding here an there. Little painful. Any ideas of what it could be?

WHERE'S COMING FROM?: Is the pus coming from the nail border, or is it on the side of the toe, away from the nail? Either way, pus should be evaluated and drained. You either have an infected ingrown nail, or a small abscess. See a podiatrist! ...Read more

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My left nipple gets dry and sometimes dry thing come off, no puss or bleeding. What can do about, I tried put antibacterial oint. Can I put Vase daily?

My left nipple gets dry and sometimes dry thing come off, no puss or bleeding. What can do about, I tried put antibacterial oint. Can I put Vase daily?

Try vaseline: Or 1% hydrocortisone ointment. If this persits, however, see your doctor. Rarely a scaly nipple can represent serious disease (though VERY unlikely in a 29 year old) ...Read more

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