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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

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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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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Can staph aureus cause pus inside tonsils but no abscess ? I have post nasal drip and positive for staph aureus and i have heard its normal flora

Can staph aureus cause pus inside tonsils but no abscess ? I have post nasal drip and positive for staph aureus and i have heard its normal flora

Yes: Contamination without infection. Many bacteria live with us, or within us. Usually pus - white cells is a sign of infection beyond contamination. ...Read more

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Can i have strep throat with no apparent pus in tonsils?

Can i have strep throat with no apparent pus in tonsils?

Sure: Strep throat can have many different symptoms and different throat appearances. Doctors have a rapid strep test that gives an accurate result in 5 minutes. The amount of symptoms can also depend on how far into the illness a person is, before she shows up at her doctor's office for evaluation. ...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