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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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Throat has been sore today,One tonsil has pus on it with blood around the pus . My throat is also red around that tonsil. Could this be tonsillitis?

Throat has been sore today,One tonsil has pus on it with blood around the pus . My throat is also red around that tonsil. Could this be tonsillitis?

See a doctor: You probably need antibiotics and your doctor will correctly diagnose and treat you. Drink plenty of fluids and take all the medication prescribed as well as gargle. Hope you feel better soon. ...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

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