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How do I get rid of pus on tonsils?

How do I get rid of pus on tonsils?

Antibiotics: If it is truly pus, this indicates a bacterial infection. This needs to be treated with antibiotics. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

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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Lump draining greenish pus behind tonsil, what to do?

Lump draining greenish pus behind tonsil, what to do?

Peritonsillar absces: A peritonsillar abscess is a formation of pus and infection around a tonsil. It can be extremely painful and cause problems with swallowing and breathing. It requires emergent evaluation and management by a trained physician. ...Read more

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Green pus on tonsils. On going problem due to tonsillitis and epstein barr virus. Should I get my tonsils removed? Need opinions please!!

Green pus on tonsils. On going problem due to tonsillitis and epstein barr virus. Should I get my tonsils removed? Need opinions please!!

See Specialist: If you have recurrent bouts of tonsilitis that require antibiotics, removing them could provide relief. Would make an appointment with an ENT specialist to get expert advice on whether you are a surgical candidate or not. Good luck. ...Read more

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My 9 year old son had strep 4 weeks ago and just got it again . Doc gave a stronger antibiotic clindamycin. When will the white pus on tonsil go away?

My 9 year old son had strep 4 weeks ago and just got it again . Doc gave a stronger antibiotic clindamycin. When will the white pus on tonsil go away?

Virus or strep?: The white stuff you see is called an exudate. Tonsillitis with exudate is not always caused by strep. That's why it is important to take a throat culture to make a definitive diagnosis you child may have an adenovirus which cause exudative tonsillitis but does not respond to antibiotics. ...Read more

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My 9 year old son had strep 4 weeks ago and just got it again . Doc gave a stronger antibiotic clindamycin. When will the white pus on tonsil go away?

My 9 year old son had strep 4 weeks ago and just got it again . Doc gave a stronger antibiotic clindamycin. When will the white pus on tonsil go away?

A week or so: Strep is usually not resistant to antibiotics. Some times the antibiotics have a hard time penetrating into the tissue. Sometimes kids can have a year with multiple strep infections. Don't worry. It gets better. ...Read more

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Saw pcp today about pus on tonsil she is not worried, and said I have sinusitis too. This worried me though. Could the pus have traveled to my sinus?No fever and limited pain. No typical abscess sympt

Saw pcp today about pus on tonsil she is not worried, and said I have sinusitis too. This worried me though. Could the pus have traveled to my sinus?No fever and limited pain. No typical abscess sympt

Sinusitis: Bacterial infections in the upper respiratory tract can involve multiple different areas, and the sinuses are not excluded. Fever is actually uncommon with sinusitis, but this is usually diagnosed clinically and would trust your doctor. She is obviously aware of the issues and treating you based on her findings. Good luck and clear up soon. ...Read more

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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