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Pu Pocket Tonsil
I have noticed my tonsils change shape regularly, new pockets are forming and they are changing constantly over the last 6 months. Is that' normal?
You might be describing tonsil stones. It is somewhat unclear based on the history of the problem.
Check out this link: http://www. Webmd. Com/oral-health/guide/tonsil-stones-tonsilloliths-treatment-and-prevention
Also check out the image and see if this fits your description. ...Read more
Woke up this morning with pus on my tonsils. The left side has good size pockets of pus and the right has barely any. And it doesn't hurt.
Hello. My right tonsil/ glad (not sure).is very swollen. I looked closer and found black mark (like it's burnt) in the pocket. What is it? : (
Tonsil: Its hard to say especially since you've provided no information about yourself not even your age let alone medical or social history and no pictures. If you are concerned please consult your physician for an exam. ...Read more
Hard to know: Clinical decision depends on more information. See an ENT to answer this. ...Read more
I had my tonsils out 1 year ago, I am 22. I noticed a mass in the pocket where my tonsil used to be?
Be seen...: "A mass" isn't descriptive enough to hazard a guess as to what you are noticing. This type of thing needs to be seen by a physician. Tonsillar tissue can grow back, but an exam is required to see if that is what you are noticing. ...Read more
Had strep and compete the amoxicillin. (2nd time in 45 days). Still have pus pockets on tonsil. Am I still positive for strep?
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
My tonsils have been swollen for the past two weeks. Last week I had whit puss pockets on them and they went away, now I have pain. What is this?
I get these hard puss pockets in my tonsils that cause extreme discomfort and I get them a lot. There is one in my left tonsil that never goes away?
See an ENT doc: See an ENT specialist and have the problem evaluated. ...Read more
? Sinusitis/Rhinitis: It appears that you might have some kind of infection in your nostril, that could be due to sinusitis (infection of nasal sinuses) or rhinitis (infection of nasal mucosa). Any pus or pus pockets are serous conditions and needs prompt attention. Also, you mentioned neck stiffness which could be a symptom of some deep tissue involvement in your face, nose or brain. Please see an md. ...Read more
If u have tonsil pockets that always collects food, r u more likely to get a tonsil infection and get tonsillectomy?
What all causes puss pockets on tonsils? Usually when I have these, I have strep, but I have no other strep symptoms.
What should I do about a tonsil stone stuck in a mis-formed crater/pocket in left tonsil? I cannot get it out by ANY means and are getting worried.
Tonsil stones: Greetings, the tonsil stone is a product of food particles that get smushed from the tongue - tonsil interaction during a swallow. I recommend trying gargling with water, massage with a wet q-tip if you are able to not gag and try to disengage the tonsil stone. If that fails, see your ENT doctor. I have taken out many in the office. Good Luck ...Read more
Son has what looks like strep, swollen tonsils, white pockets on tonsils and is now bleeding is this common to bleed with strep?
Yes: As it is with any throat infection that erodes the oral mucosa. ...Read more
I have reoccurring puss pockets on my tonsils. I'm a singer and I'm afraid if I get my tonsils out my voice will change. What should I do?
Surgery by Voice ENT: Recurrent tonsillitis can and usually causes a significant impact in your quality of life, not to mention days of school/work missed and the inability to sing while ill. Studies have shown that tonsillectomy in singers is safe and effective, especially when done by an ENT surgeon familiar with the singing patient. I would recommend obtaining a referral to an ENT that your vocal coach knows. ...Read more
37y healthy female never smoked tonsil stones x 10yr Removed lots stones when pushed on tonsil Tonsils appear swollen w/ large pockets. Tonsil cancer?
Not likely: But only an exam by a qualified doctor can tell the difference. You need to show your tonsils to a doctor. ...Read more
I have what seems to be a puss pocket on the left side of my mouth where my tonsils should be. It feels firm and VERY uncomfortable. What do I do?
Leaving for vacation tmrw, have white puss pockets on both tonsils, painless past few days. Started z pack tonight, should it clear up?
Very likely: It seems like you have tonsillitis which are most commonly caused by viruses and bacteria. Azithromycin (z-pack) is a pretty good antibiotic for bacteria such as strep. Viruses usually run their course within a few days however can sometimes last longer when mononucleosis (mono) is involved. If it does not improve, then I would suggest getting tested for mono. ...Read more
I have pus pockets on front part facing to the opening of my mouth, doctor said no connection to tonsils?
I have white puss pockets on my tonsils. They tonsils are sore & inflamed but I'm not running a fever. Thoughts?
I have a pocket below my left tonsil in my throat where food collects. Usually I can cough it back up. What could cause this?
Tonsillar crypt: The palatine (throat) tonsil has many indentations called crypts which increase the surface area of the tonsil. It is not uncommon for food particles to be caught in them. If you have no pain, or inflammation (tonsillitis) or terrible odor, gently cleaning the area with a Q-tip can be successful. If you get bleeding, see an ENT doctor. ...Read more
Hard bumps that feel like food is stuck in the back of throat. The back of my throat and tonsils have had pus pockets for about 2 years now.
Tonsil stones: These are common collections of trapped food and debris that get caught in the crypts of tonsils. The only permanent cure is to remove your tonsils. ...Read more
Sre throat over week, right tonsil pus pockets for a few days now looks like some blood on it also. About 3different spots what should I do?
See your doc: It's not certain what's causing your symptoms, but strep pharyngitis could certainly be the cause. Your doc can perform an exam, culture your throat, check for strep with a rapid test in the office, and prescribe antibiotics if needed. In the meantime warm salt water gargles will help lessen swelling and pain until you can see you doc. Ask for a same day appointment for acute illness. Urgent care2 ...Read more
I have this pus pocket on my right tonsils which slightly swollen for 2 months now and pus patches on back of my throat which is not going away and st?
See your dr.: This could advance to a much worse infection. It needs treatment. ...Read more
I constantly get these white hard puss pockets in my tonsils that make my throat hurt so badly and I frequently get throat infections?
White balls: Hello, the white balls in the back of your throat sound like tonsilliths. These are food particles that get stuck in the tonsil tissues. They harden and make your tonsils look like they are infected. Under these tonsil balls is a cavity or crevice that may be inflamed and infected causing your pain. Gargle with water after every meal. This helps to clear these white balls. Also see your doctor. ...Read more
I constantly get these white hard puss pockets in my tonsils that make my throat hurt so badly. I also frequently get throat infections?
I have had a small pus pocket on my left tonsil for 1 month. The only symptom I have is a sore throat. Do I need to make a dr apppointment?
I've had strep throat at least 3 times this year. Tonsils swollen w. Pus pockets. Now I'm coughing up strawberry looking mucus? What should I do?
Mgt: The source of bleeding needs to be identified and treated. Please see your PCP. You may need a culture and antibiotics. ...Read more
I have fall allergies, constant post nasal drip. Today I noticed a lot of little white "pockets" on the back of my throat and behind tonsil on the left side. It's almost like a film. What could it be?
Infection?: Sounds like an infection. See your doctor. ...Read more
The only way to know: If he requires antibiotics for "strep" throat is by positive results on a Quick-Strep test or throat culture. If he has Strep, he must take all of the medicine as prescribed in order not to get rheumatic fever, kidney inflammation or other complications of some strains of streptococcus., Take him to his doctor today. ...Read more
Is it normal to have pus pockets on your tonsils when u have a regular sore throat? I've had this 7 days and all my tests for strep are neg.
Yes: Yes. Common. If you still are having symptoms, I would recommend evaluation by an ENT doc. ...Read more
Reddish bloody looking lines/cuts on tonsils, sore throat, with puss pockets on tonsils, also headache...What could it be?
Sore throat: What you describe could be anything form a viral throat infection, to strep throat to acute tonsillitis. Viral illnesses like mono can have these symptoms. Only way to tell all apart is through a good exam and often throat culture or blood tests to determine source/cause. See your doctor or urgent care center. ...Read more
I have big pocket of yellow lookin pus at back of my throat behind tonsils. Bad headache and throat hurt and burns bad when I eat or drink?
I have a small tear in what looks to be a film or membrane over my right tonsil. Throat hurts, no white pockets/swelling. I can see a swollen vein.
Probable tonsilitis: It is always difficult to describe the appearance of a tonsil without a good direct light source. What you see in front of a mirror is not reliable. Unless you clearly remember that you scratched your tonsil with a foreign object, the pain is indicative of an inflammation or early infection. Gargle vigorously with warm saline may clarify the outcome a bit more. ...Read more
painless white spot on of one of my tonsils. It's been 3-4 weeks now after a cold/sore throat. My PCP said notmal pus pocket. Worry? 38 & nonsmoker
Monitor: Watch it and if does not go away in a week go bCk to your doctor. If it changes at all go back to your doctor right away ...Read more
Could I have a chemical burn in my throat? Hello, I woke up with a sore throat yesterday. The back of it is white. My tonsils are swollen but, no pus pockets. I have had tonsillitis in the past. Beside a slight flemmy cough, I have no other symptoms. I go
Crazy: Crazy glue contains cyanoacrylate. If it becomes vaporized it can irritate the membranes of the eyes, nose, and throat but then becomes inert. After repeated use a person can become sensitized. There is a good possibility that they are two separate issues. ...Read more
Tonsils swollen/pus pockets/very sore throat. Lab results said "moderate beta-hemolytic streptocci, not group a isolated." is that not typical strep?
Yes and no: By typical, I guess that you mean the kind of strep that should be treated with an antibiotic. The reason for antibiotic treatment of group a strep is to prevent you from getting rheumatic fever as a consequence of the strep infection. With non group a strep, you have have to worry about rheumatic fever and so antibiotics aren't required for prevention but you should talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more