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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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Dr. Ronald Achong
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What could cause a pus pocket swollen throat, swollen lymph node on neck and bruising, all on one side of body.

What could cause a pus pocket swollen throat, swollen lymph node on neck and bruising, all on one side of body.

Many things: A tooth abscess can cause all the problems you mentioned. See an oral surgeon asap for an evaluation. This condition can turn into a life threatening infection quickly. ...Read more

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
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I have had a pus pocket in throat for a month now. Took steroids and antibiotics and it's still there. No pain or sore throat?

I have had a pus pocket in throat for a month now.  Took steroids and antibiotics and it's still there.  No pain or sore throat?

May: be calcified cyst. Without pain or discomfort active infection is unlikely. Have follow up with the doctor that gave antibiotics for re-evaluation ...Read more

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Dr. William m Simpson
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I just have one pus. Pocket on the left side of throat it does not hurt just trying to figure out?

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

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Dr. Sunil Ummat
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What can cause white pus like stuff on the back of my throat?

What can cause white pus like stuff on the back of my throat?

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

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Dr. Farhad Sigari
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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.

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.

Tonsil stones: These are common collections of trapped food and debris that get caught in the crypts of tonsils. The only permanent cure is to remove your tonsils. ...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 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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Dr. Cynthia Archer
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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 more

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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


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Drainage (Definition)

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