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Puss Pockets On Fingets
Paronychia: Sometimes people get little infections around the fingernail called paronychia. They're caused by picking a hangnail or biting the nails or messing too much with the cuticle (getting a pedicure). Often these are bacterial and you can develop little pus pockets that need to be drained. If you don't have pus, your doctor will recommend frequent warm soaks and possibly antibiotics. ...Read more
That is possible.: Mononucleosis presents with swollen tonsils that may have white to yellow exudates, skin rash, enlarged lymph nodes on the front ; back of your neck and enlarged spleen ;/or liver. Your white blood cell will be elevated. A monospot test will show - or + for mono ; antibody titers can distinguish btwn old vs new infection. ...Read more
Why is it that I still have puss pockets, but no puss in them after being off the medication for at least 3 weeks now?
What would cause my 10 month old son's circumcision to have white puss pockets? This has happened twice now.
Circumcision: I suggest that you bring your son to see a pediatric urologist for a detail examination. It is likely that either due to formation of a "skin bridge" that is trapping some secretion or some skin cells were trapped in the incision and is now excreting some whitish debris as they create some secretion. Www. Peedoc. Com @drhtay. ...Read more
My tonsils have been swollen for the past two weeks. Last week I had whit puss pockets on them and they went away, now I have pain. What is this?
I get these hard puss pockets in my tonsils that cause extreme discomfort and I get them a lot. There is one in my left tonsil that never goes away?
See an ENT doc: See an ENT specialist and have the problem evaluated. ...Read more
I have white puss pockets on the left side of my gums towards the back lower tooth what does that mean?
What all causes puss pockets on tonsils? Usually when I have these, I have strep, but I have no other strep symptoms.
I have tonsillitis. The pain/puss pockets was only on the left and now there is pain on the right. I went to the doctor a few days ago. I'm scared.
Furunculs aka boils: Boils can occur anywhere on your skin. It is a bacterial skin infection. The common symptoms are: painful, red bump that increases in the size over a few days. Boil also can cause a fever. You can actually treat a single boil at home by applying warm compresses to relieve pain and promote natural drainage. Take some nsaids otc. If concerned or high fever see your pcp. ...Read more
I have reoccurring puss pockets on my tonsils. I'm a singer and I'm afraid if I get my tonsils out my voice will change. What should I do?
Surgery by Voice ENT: Recurrent tonsillitis can and usually causes a significant impact in your quality of life, not to mention days of school/work missed and the inability to sing while ill. Studies have shown that tonsillectomy in singers is safe and effective, especially when done by an ENT surgeon familiar with the singing patient. I would recommend obtaining a referral to an ENT that your vocal coach knows. ...Read more
Ringworm little red puss pockets round top layer if skin coming off getting larger itcthes and burning
Leaving for vacation tmrw, have white puss pockets on both tonsils, painless past few days. Started z pack tonight, should it clear up?
Very likely: It seems like you have tonsillitis which are most commonly caused by viruses and bacteria. Azithromycin (z-pack) is a pretty good antibiotic for bacteria such as strep. Viruses usually run their course within a few days however can sometimes last longer when mononucleosis (mono) is involved. If it does not improve, then I would suggest getting tested for mono. ...Read more
My throat is swelled up and has puss pockets it tested negative for strep but I was still treated for strep. Its back and worse what could it be?
Many Possibilities: There are several things it could be other than strep. There are several viruses and bacteria that can purulent discharge in the back of the throat and tonsils. For example, mono can cause a reaction that looks similar to strep throat. Most of these infections will improve with time and without antibiotics. If your symptoms have been worse, it is always reasonable to follow with your physician. ...Read more
Strep test came back negative but took zpack for 3 days nothing happened now I'm on my 2nd day of amoxicillin but still have puss pockets and sore thr?
Pharyngitis: Persistent throat infection needs to be reevaluated by your doctor. The 3 days of zpak was less than the optimal duration of 5 days, and if the throat infection is due to a bacteria that is resistant to zithromycin then 2 days of Amoxicillin is too soon to determine failure of the antibiotic. Was a throat culture obtained? ...Read more
I have white puss pockets on my tonsils. They tonsils are sore & inflamed but I'm not running a fever. Thoughts?
I have been on 500 MG of amoxicillan 3x/day for a week. 4 days ago I got puss pockets on my throat. Tried everything. They won't go away. Very painful?
Tonsilliths: The pus pockets in the tonsils are related to crypts in the tonsil that fill with food them get infected and filled with pus. You can try a water pik device used for the gums and point it on the tonsils. Use a low setting like 2 or 3 to get used to the pressure. If this does not work, you will need the tonsils to be removed. Removing the tonsils solves the problem. It is painful though. ...Read more
I have puss pockets in my throat had them for months does not hurt or irritate me worried help please im only 19 and feel very depressed about this?
Sore throat: School aged children with sore throats should have throat cultures done. If rapid strep or throat culture is positive, then antibiotics should be prescribed. Negative throat culture indicates a child who need not be treated for strep. Antibiotics do not help with viral infections and will change your body's normal bacterial mix. ...Read more
I constantly get these white hard puss pockets in my tonsils that make my throat hurt so badly and I frequently get throat infections?
White balls: Hello, the white balls in the back of your throat sound like tonsilliths. These are food particles that get stuck in the tonsil tissues. They harden and make your tonsils look like they are infected. Under these tonsil balls is a cavity or crevice that may be inflamed and infected causing your pain. Gargle with water after every meal. This helps to clear these white balls. Also see your doctor. ...Read more
I constantly get these white hard puss pockets in my tonsils that make my throat hurt so badly. I also frequently get throat infections?
I have some puss pockets in my. Throat for a couple of months I went to the doctor they did blood work and nothing. Came out bad im worried please help?
Otorinolaryngologist: You should seek a consultation with an ear, nose, and throat specialist. Some individuals are just blessed with large tonsils. As you are not indicating that you have previously had a tonsilectomy, your tonsils may be trapping matter, and causing recurrent tonsil infections. Tonsilectomy is performed on adults in this situation, and you may be a candidate. ...Read more