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Dr. Martin Raff
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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. Heidi Fowler
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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. 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. 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. Paul Grin
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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?

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. Ted King
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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?

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. 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. 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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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)

Fluid coming out of an open area or wound. This can be infected ...Read more


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