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Puss pockets in jaw?

Puss pockets in jaw?

Abscess: Sounds like a dental abscess. This needs to be seen. Usually it needs to be drained surgically. ...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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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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Sore throat, bright red throat and tonsils, swollen tonsils, looks like tonsil stones in deep tonsillar crypts, swollen lymph nodes. Go to doctor?

Sore throat, bright red throat and tonsils, swollen tonsils, looks like tonsil stones in deep tonsillar crypts, swollen lymph nodes. Go to doctor?

Yep: New onset sore throat, with redness, discolored patches needs to be evaluated for strep throat. If a rapid strep test is negative, ask for a throat culture, Since 1 to 3 out of 10 rapid strep tests have false negatives & strep is missed. As long as strep is treated within 10 days the risk of acquiring rheumatic fever is minimal. So go to an UC today or see doc tomorrow. Now if had for 10 days. ...Read more

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Discomfort in throat (not really sore,) looks like tonsil stones in deep tonsillar crypt, red throat, swollen tonsils, swollen/painful lymph nodes?

Discomfort in throat (not really sore,) looks like tonsil stones in deep tonsillar crypt, red throat, swollen tonsils, swollen/painful lymph nodes?

Cryptic Tonsils: You have what are called cryptic tonsils. They have folds and holes in them that food particles get stuck in. You can gargle deeply or use a water pick to help get the particles out, but ultimately the treatment is to remove the tonsils. This is done if they are constantly or recurrently inflamed or infected, if one has severe bad breath. ...Read more

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Hole in back of gum and sore throat?

Hole in back of gum and sore throat?

Sore throat: A hole in the gum is suggestive of a primary problem with the teeth. I could represent a cavity of the tooth with erosion of bone and early abscess formation. It could be from a tooth socket that is communicating with the sinuses. Either way, you really need to see a dentist and possibly and ENT if there is involvement of the upper or lower jaw bone and possibly sinuses if in the upper jaw. ...Read more

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Localized collection of pus in and near tonsil.a pack came out with pus near tonsils.took antibiotics but pus not completely going? What to do

Localized collection of pus in and near tonsil.a pack came out with pus near tonsils.took antibiotics but pus not completely going? What to do

Could be tonsilith: The "pus" you see and dislodge could simply be a tonsillith or tonsil stone. They occur in patients who have cryptic appearing tonsils. These usually don't require treatment, just gatlrgling with water. A true tonsil abscess requires seeing an ENT doc for drainage. Antibiotics alone usually aren't enough to treat or cure an abscess ...Read more

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When i press my tonsils then yellowish exudate comes . no fever no inflammation of tonsils. It comes in crypts sometimes. Enlarge right jaw lymph node?

When i press my tonsils then yellowish exudate comes . no fever no inflammation of tonsils. It comes in crypts sometimes. Enlarge right jaw lymph node?

Please...: Do not press on your tonsils! There is no reason to do so, and if you had an infection you can spread it that way! Cryptic tonsils are not necessarily calling for treatment. You probably have an elnlarged right jaw lymph because to pressed on the area. Now I would recommend you see a Dr. You might need treatment. ...Read more

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White puss balls in throat?

White puss balls in throat?

Sore?: If your throat is sore and you see white exudate (pus balls) then you can gargle with salt water or half/half peroxide and mouthwash for relief.. It would be best to be seen to be sure it is not strep throat. If you see white balls and are not ill, they could be tonsilliths or trapped food particles, which are not a problem. Gargling also helps remove them. A visit will help clear that up. ...Read more

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Phelem stuck in back of throat?

Phelem stuck in back of throat?

Postnasal drip: most common reason why there is phlegm in the back of the throat is mucus coming from the nasal area (postnasal drip) that is thick and dries up. Steam inhalation will help get this up and clear the nasal-throat passageway ...Read more

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Does sinus infection cause puss pockets on throat?

Does sinus infection cause puss pockets on throat?

Not typically: While sinusitis may result in symptoms of post-nasal drainage and discharge down the throat leading to sore throat symptoms, sinus infections typically will not cause pus pockets in the throat or tonsils. ...Read more

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Can regular doc drain abscess in roof of mouth?

Can regular doc drain abscess in roof of mouth?

In rural areas, most: Of the generalists have more experience with stuff like this, but honestly it's much better if there is any question about involvement of other structures in the head, an ENT doc or maxillofacial surgeon or dentist is a better choice. They have specialized training in surgical care and diseases that affect this region. You will get better care, as the DDS or ENT have the proper equipment for this. ...Read more

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Hard like pus in the back of my throat?

Hard like pus in the back of my throat?

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

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Can i have strep throat with no apparent pus in tonsils?

Can i have strep throat with no apparent pus in tonsils?

Sure: Strep throat can have many different symptoms and different throat appearances. Doctors have a rapid strep test that gives an accurate result in 5 minutes. The amount of symptoms can also depend on how far into the illness a person is, before she shows up at her doctor's office for evaluation. ...Read more

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Pushed on tonsils, lots of "tonsil cheese" came out. Swollen throat, no pain. Knots under ears & under jaw line that move.

Pushed on tonsils, lots of "tonsil cheese" came out. Swollen throat, no pain. Knots under ears & under jaw line that move.

Tonsilloliths: That's fine. "tonsil cheese", now called tonsilloliths, is actually masses of keratin that accumulates in some folks' crypts. Everybody has some palpable lymph nodes in the neck; yours may be extra big because of the stuff in your tonsils. Ask about laser resurfacing of your tonsils if this is annoying to you, or keep extracting the masses yourself. ...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