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Can staph cause pus pockets in throat?

Can staph cause pus pockets in throat?

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

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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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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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Treating a Sore Throat (Tip)

Treating a Sore Throat

3% Hydrogen peroxide gargles help ease a sore throat fast. ...See more

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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Stay hydrated
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Drink warm or cold fluids, whatever feels better
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Try acetaminophen or ibuprofen to relieve symptoms
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Avoid spicy or acidic foods
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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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Pus pocket and throat pain for 5 days, viral or strep?

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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Treating a Sore Throat (Tip)

Treating a Sore Throat

If you had a tonsillectomy, your chances of getting strep throat are very little. ...See more

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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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Treating a Sore Throat (Tip)

Treating a Sore Throat

A white coating on the tonsils does not mean you have strep throat.A test can only determine this. ...See more

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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