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Pus (Definition)

Pus consists of white blood cells that have "eaten" bacteria and then died. You find pus resulting after an infection has established itself and the pus is a product of the body's immune ...Read more


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Strep throat getting worse after 2 type of abx. Initially started to improve, but by day 4 started getting worse - pus on throat & infected lymph node?

Strep throat getting worse after 2 type of abx. Initially started to improve, but by day 4 started getting worse - pus on throat & infected lymph node?

Not good: Some people do not absorb oral antibiotics very well. You may need to get some shots of antibiotic, IV doses. May also need to make sure you don't have mono at your age. This can cause false positives with some strep tests and would not get better with antibiotics. Especially with "pus" and "infected lymph node" this is a consideration. ...Read more

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Have mono. White pus in throat went away two days ago and now i see that it returned today. What could be the cause of this? Lack of rest? Water?

Have mono. White pus in throat went away two days ago and now i see that it returned today. What could be the cause of this? Lack of rest? Water?

Decreased feeding: The back of the throat and tonsils require the mechanical action of feeding to help strip mucous and old skin accumulation off these surfaces.Limited oral intake and or lack of roughage in the diet can lead to increased accumulations on these structures. Try to stay hydrated and keep up with your energy needs and don't dwell over the appearance of your tonsils.It may be weeks before they improve. ...Read more

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How can someone identify the difference between caseum and pus in the throat?

How can someone identify the difference between caseum and pus in the throat?

Need more info: A simple throat culture and or nose swab can easily detect significant bacteria to help differentiate the symptoms. Please consult with your family physician, . ...Read more

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Can staph cause pus pockets in throat?

Could be: Yes, but more likely its a viral process ...Read more

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Pus pocket and throat pain for 5 days, viral or strep?

Need eval.: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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How does my daughter get tonsillitis with pus in her throat when she had then out?

How does my daughter get tonsillitis with pus in her throat when she had then out?

Some Tonsils left.: When a tonsillectomy is performed, the surgeon has to determine where to limit the tonsillectomy as the tonsils transition to the lingual tonsils at the base of your tongue. Therefore, there can be some tonsils left or this is an inflammation of her lingual tonsils. ...Read more

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I see very small pimples without pus on my throat and near to tonsils. Also my tonsils are red for 5 months. I am 25 female.What can these pimples be?

I see very small pimples without pus on my throat and near to tonsils. Also my tonsils are red for 5 months. I am 25 female.What can these pimples be?

Lymphoid hyperplasia: Red globules on the back of the throat are enlarged lymph follicles and are usually caused by chronic irritation from post nasal drip or irritation from chronic relux. Appearance of the throat may look like cobblestone, and is often referred to by that name. Your PCP can evaulate, or ENT or Allergist can assess sinuses and GI for reflux. Smoking of any kind is an irritant and can cause this too ...Read more

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My daughter is taking Azithromycin for strep. This is her last day of a 5 day course of meds. She still has redness and pus in the throat. She is 17 years old. While she isn't as uncomfortable, the throat still looks bad.

My daughter is taking Azithromycin for strep. This is her last day of a 5 day course of meds. She still has redness and pus in the throat. She is 17 years old. While she isn't as uncomfortable, the throat still looks bad.

That should cover: strep. This medication is taken for 5 days, but continues to work for another 5 days, so she still has antibiotic in her system. However,I would expect her to be even better by this point in her treatment. She probably has a concurrent viral infection (one of which could be mono, if she has never had that); please have her rechecked by her doctor. ...Read more

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I have yellow pus in my throat which was negative for mono and strep.I also have a runny nose and feminine discharge.What do you think the issue is?

I have yellow pus in my throat which was negative for mono and strep.I also have a runny nose and feminine discharge.What do you think the issue is?

Hard to say: I can't link your two symptom areas without bringing up the possibility of a STD, which would not be found on the tests you mentioned.The puss in your throat could reflect a sinus infection with drainage or just a bad viral infection. The origins of feminine discharge are numerous and defined best with appropriate study of the discharge. ...Read more

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Sore throat small patches of bumpy. And itchy rash on elbo top of foot and knee pus pockets in throat? No runny nose or caugh. What could it be?

Sore throat small patches of bumpy. And itchy rash on elbo top of foot and knee pus pockets in throat? No runny nose or caugh. What could it be?

Doctor can check: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Strep throat can occur with a rash, but some viruses also cause rashes. ...Read more

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My toddler was diagnosed to have pus on his throat.. Is it serious? And whats the treatment?

My toddler was diagnosed to have pus on his throat.. Is it serious? And whats the treatment?

Follow MD advice: If your doctor saw pus on throat, your physician probably cultured the area and started antibiotics. Please make sure medications are completed. If a culture were not done, ask your doctor to please do this to look for strep. If fever or emesis or diarrhea, make sure patient is drinking plenty of fluids and being followed carefully. Hopefully this will not become serious. Ears need to be check ...Read more

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My son was diagnosed with strep. He has been on amoxicillin for 5 days. He still has a fever, pus pockets, sore throat and now swollen lymph node on 1?

My son was diagnosed with strep. He has been on amoxicillin for 5 days. He still has a fever, pus pockets, sore throat and now swollen lymph node on 1?

It happens: Strep is universally killed by the penicillin drugs, so that is still a good choice. Lymph nodes often take a few days before they start swelling in response to an illness and take a few weeks to shrink after it clears.If he is continuing to run fever >101 after 5 days he is likely co-infected with a throat virus.If he is looking puny contact his doc for guidance. ...Read more

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What can it mean to have pus cells in your throat?

What can it mean to have pus cells in your throat?

Many causes: While the glands of the throat typically produce one to two quarts of mucous daily, which filters the air and traps foreign matter you inhale, abnormal substance like pus in the throat is a symptom of a wide variety of throat problems ranging from strep throat to bacterial infections. I would see your doctor to have it diagnosed. ...Read more

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What is the small white pus type balls from throat?

What is the small white pus type balls from throat?

Tonsil stones: These may be tonsilloliths, or "tonsil stones." The tonsils naturally have "crypts" or deep pockets/tunnels into them. These can collect small food particles and harbor bacteria. These food particles and bacteria collect into small, white/yellow, foul-smelling clumps that may cause localized throat irritation. They may come out on their own or you may express them with a finger, water pick, etc. ...Read more

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My full body aches, I have a sore throat and white pus also in my throat what could this be?

My full body aches, I have a sore throat and white pus also in my throat what could this be?

Throat Infection: That constellation of symptoms is suspicious for strep throat (a bacterial infection of the throat and tonsils). Another concern would be "mono" (infectious mononucleosis). Both can be tested for rapidly in an urgent care or through your primary care doctor. Don't want to delay in this case b/c antibiotics will likely be needed (depending on the diagnosis). Abscess can form if untreated. Take care. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more