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Pus Pocket In Throat Causes
I just have one pus. Pocket on the left side of throat it does not hurt just trying to figure out?
Maybe not pus: Often food particles or mucus can be trapped in crypts in tonsils. If no symptoms, you can try to gargle it out or just ignore it. ...Read more
Infection or"stones": Infections and the most common things that can cause white "pus llike" stuff in the back of the throat. Sometimes it is from debris that forms "stones", whitish lumps that can get lodged in the throat and can lead to bad breath and throat irritation but are usually not painful. ...Read more
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
Hard bumps that feel like food is stuck in the back of throat. The back of my throat and tonsils have had pus pockets for about 2 years now.
Sre throat over week, right tonsil pus pockets for a few days now looks like some blood on it also. About 3different spots what should I do?
See your doc: It's not certain what's causing your symptoms, but strep pharyngitis could certainly be the cause. Your doc can perform an exam, culture your throat, check for strep with a rapid test in the office, and prescribe antibiotics if needed. In the meantime warm salt water gargles will help lessen swelling and pain until you can see you doc. Ask for a same day appointment for acute illness.Urgent care2 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard to breathe?: "hard to breathe" usually means it is an emergency, meaning that one should call 911 for an ambulance (and not try to drive to the er). If the back of the throat is so swollen that it is "hard to breathe", the swelling can worsen so that it becomes "impossible to breathe"... And we all know what happens after that. The ambulance can provide oxygen and monitoring on the way to the E.R. ...Read more
I have a very sore throat and a few white pus pockets in the back if my throat what could this be?
Sore throat: If your throat is truly sore, and you have severe pain when swallowing, it is a wise decision to go to your MD in clinic and take a rapid strep test to rule out a bacterial throat infection. Most causes of a sore throat are from a virus and not as severe as strep throat. A soothing beverage like herbal tea might help your symptoms as can NSAIDs until you see your MD. Good luck. ...Read more
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