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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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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 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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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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