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Pus Pocket In Throat From Smoking
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
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
15 yr female tested pos for Influenza A yesterday was prescribed Tamiflu 75 x2. Now pus pockets are all on back of throat;?
As expected: This is a germ that initially enters the body through your upper airway and throat. A beefy set of tonsils are one classical finding with flu. It is expected, and not a surprise. You can often detect the germ before the full set of symptoms is evident. ...Read more
There is a small pus pocket in the back of my throat. Would amoxicillin or another antibiotic clear this up?
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
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
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
I have a bad case of strep throat infected white pus pockets all over my throat taking amoxicillin not working can you prescribe something stronger?
Using this site: This is the public HT site where we accept questions from the public & provide general information. We do not offer to diagnose or treat anyone for anything. True strep is universally killed by amoxicillin in proper doses. You may have a concurrent mono or other germ which can prolong the symptoms. Contact the treating doc & arrange a follow up. ...Read more
I have pain in the back of my throat, but only on the right side. No pus pockets, fever, cough or fatigue. But it hurts like the dickens. Thoughts?
I have had a small pus pocket on my left tonsil for 1 month. The only symptom I have is a sore throat. Do I need to make a dr apppointment?
The only way to know: If he requires antibiotics for "strep" throat is by positive results on a Quick-Strep test or throat culture. If he has Strep, he must take all of the medicine as prescribed in order not to get rheumatic fever, kidney inflammation or other complications of some strains of streptococcus., Take him to his doctor today. ...Read more
Lumpy throat, pus pockets, ear hurting when I swallow. Negative strep test this morning. What could this be?
About URI: Upper respiratory tract infections typically present with a combination of symptoms, which can include sore throat, earache, headache, low grade fever, nasal congestion, aches/pains, and fatigue. Swollen glands can occur. They are typically caused by viruses, which do not respond to antibiotics; in fact, if the virus is EBV, antibiotic can cause a rash. Treatment is sleep, fluids, treat symptoms. ...Read more
Pus pocket on right side of throat also tender to the touch. Hurts to swallow but I have no fever. What could this be?
Dr. Can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). A couple days of throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) can decrease throat pain. ...Read more
Is it normal to have pus pockets on your tonsils when u have a regular sore throat? I've had this 7 days and all my tests for strep are neg.
Yes: Yes. Common. If you still are having symptoms, I would recommend evaluation by an ENT doc. ...Read more
painless white spot on of one of my tonsils. It's been 3-4 weeks now after a cold/sore throat. My PCP said notmal pus pocket. Worry? 38 & nonsmoker
Monitor: Watch it and if does not go away in a week go bCk to your doctor. If it changes at all go back to your doctor right away ...Read more
Sore throat 3 days ago. Now pus pocket rt side throat white tongue dry cough very painful to swallow low fever 1st day but not since rt node sensitv?
Dr. Can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). A couple days of throat lozenges and tylenol (acetaminophen) can decrease throat pain. ...Read more
Should I go see a doctor? I have a sore throat, swollen glands and I found a pus pocket in my throat this morning. I've had swollen glands for a mont
Fever, sore throat, neck pain, and lower back pain. 19 years old. Started suddenly. Pus pockets around tonsils. No coughing or other cold system.?
Sore throat small patches of bumpy. And itchy rash on elbo top of foot and knee pus pockets in throat? No runny nose or caugh. What could it be?
Doctor can check: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Strep throat can occur with a rash, but some viruses also cause rashes. ...Read more
? Sinusitis/Rhinitis: It appears that you might have some kind of infection in your nostril, that could be due to sinusitis (infection of nasal sinuses) or rhinitis (infection of nasal mucosa). Any pus or pus pockets are serous conditions and needs prompt attention. Also, you mentioned neck stiffness which could be a symptom of some deep tissue involvement in your face, nose or brain. Please see an md. ...Read more
At your tonsils?: Hard white or yellow concretions in the tonsils are usually tonsilloliths or tonsil stones. Harmless although they can cause a foreign body sensation and contribute to halitosis. Exudate on the tonsils or throat may be an indication of tonsil infection (viral or bacterial). See a doc for thorough exam. ...Read more
Sounds like an: Infection. If you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider & get a strep throat test & culture. Saltwater gargles are very helpful. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle with this several times a day. You can gargle with aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. Try a mix of chamomile tea w honey & a small amount of lemon juice. ...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
Go to doctor: Whether you have pus pockets over tonsils or a post nasal drip, a proper diagnosis is only possible with a careful examination. In some cases, your doctor needs to refer you to an ENT to drain the pus if indicated. There are potential and serious complications involving the airway. Get checked ASAP to get well soon:) ...Read more
Concretion: Each tonsil has crevices or crypts which can gather cheesy white concretized masses. In the teenage and young adult age group and absent inflammation, these are not harmful nor harbingers for future problems. If they do not hurt and are not inflamed then normal oral-pharyngeal hygiene is adequate. If pain or inflammation develops see a doctor. ...Read more
Many causes: While the glands of the throat typically produce one to two quarts of mucous daily, which filters the air and traps foreign matter you inhale, abnormal substance like pus in the throat is a symptom of a wide variety of throat problems ranging from strep throat to bacterial infections. I would see your doctor to have it diagnosed. ...Read more
Tonsil stones: These may be tonsilloliths, or "tonsil stones." The tonsils naturally have "crypts" or deep pockets/tunnels into them. These can collect small food particles and harbor bacteria. These food particles and bacteria collect into small, white/yellow, foul-smelling clumps that may cause localized throat irritation. They may come out on their own or you may express them with a finger, water pick, etc. ...Read more
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?
I have a white substance coming from the right side of the back of my throat it looks like pus but its not liquid its more of a solid doesn't hurt?
See your doctor: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more
Do We need pus in swab to detect steptococcus pyongenes in throat culture? Or it could be done with saliva from back?
I had a white pus on the right side of my tonsil. My throat is not painful when swallowing at all. I removed it. What did I have?
White spot: Can be food residue or "tonsil stone" still a calcified food particle. Benign, no act necessary. ...Read more