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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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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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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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