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Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
51 years in practice
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Can herpes cause pus pockets in throat?

Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
51 years in practice
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Can herpes cause pus pockets in throat?
Dr. Adam Levy
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Dr. Robert Varady
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Can staph cause pus pockets in throat?

Dr. Robert Varady
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Can staph cause pus pockets in throat?

Could be: Yes, but more likely its a viral process ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Levy
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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Pus pocket and throat pain for 5 days, viral or strep?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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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. Jovita Anyanwu
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
25 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
25 years in practice
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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?

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. Adam Levy
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Dr. Ronald Achong
Board Certified, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
13 years in practice
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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.

Dr. Ronald Achong
Board Certified, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
13 years in practice
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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.

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. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
31 years in practice
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Hurting all in the face, nose congestion, have pus pockets in throat, spitting up phlem, and have a headache. Could this be a major sinus infection?

Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
31 years in practice
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Hurting all in the face, nose congestion, have pus pockets in throat, spitting up phlem, and have a headache. Could this be a major sinus infection?

Bacterial infection: Sinus infection and the seasonal flu go hand in hand. Usually, flu goes away within a week, but sinus congestion and a feeling of sickness can linger and worsen due to bacterial infection. Res. See your pcp for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Board Certified, Pediatrics
28 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Robert Kwok
Board Certified, Pediatrics
28 years in practice
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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

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Board Certified, Pediatrics
28 years in practice
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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. Robert Kwok
Board Certified, Pediatrics
28 years in practice
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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 can decrease throat pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Ted King
Board Certified, Phlebology
35 years in practice
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Tonsils swollen/pus pockets/very sore throat. Lab results said "moderate beta-hemolytic streptocci, not group a isolated." is that not typical strep?

Dr. Ted King
Board Certified, Phlebology
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Yes and no: By typical, i guess that you mean the kind of strep that should be treated with an antibiotic. The reason for antibiotic treatment of group a strep is to prevent you from getting rheumatic fever as a consequence of the strep infection. With non group a strep, you have have to worry about rheumatic fever and so antibiotics aren't required for prevention but you should talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more

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Dr. Karen Butler
Board Certified, Family Medicine
16 years in practice
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Is it possible for pus pockets to form in the throat before a noticeable fever?

Dr. Karen Butler
Board Certified, Family Medicine
16 years in practice
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Is it possible for pus pockets to form in the throat before a noticeable fever?

Yes: Some people will not mount a fever. See your doctor ...Read more

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