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Pus In Throat
I have mono (may 29-now). White pus in throat gone for 2 days then showed up again today? Is this normal? What can be done to make them go away?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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?
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