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Puss Sac 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
Greenish puss back of throat? Doesn't look like strep, could it be something else. They look to big to be strep and aren't all white.
Strongly implies: A reason for antibiotics. Bacterial infection of sinuses produces purulence. ...Read more
I have little white patches on my throat, im not sure if they are on the tonisl or not, but I'm assuming so. There not puss sacks, they are just white?
Unclear: Could be a sign of infection. Could be a tonsillith. Should get it seen by ent. ...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
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 have puss on tonceles and large bumps on back of tongue and throat but don't hurt. Do u know what could be wrong?
I have large amounts of puss draining from my right tonil when pressure is applied when I yawn or tense my throat. What does this mean?
I can squeeze this white puss ball like stuff out of my tonsil. It comes from the side on tonsil where it sits against side of throat. Be worried?
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
Doctor can evaluate: Throat pain can be from strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), mono, a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees a doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to see about antibiotics). The doctor can swab the throat for a 5-minute test to check for strep. ...Read more
I have white puss and alot of white curly hairs and short black hairs coming out of what I thought was a pimple on my neck (throat area) what is it?
Cyst: Sounds like a cyst that may be infected. I would stop squeezing it and go see an MD. ...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?
Hello my left side of my throat has white puss on it. I swabbed it with a qtip and it omes off is yellow ish withe in color. It's a little swollen?
Infection!: Most likely a viral or bacterial infection. See you doctor. ...Read more
I have a yellow puss place in the back of my throat, I had my tonsils removed about 20years ago. Any suggestions?
I've been sick for almost a week with a really bad flu, I looked in my throat and my tonsils are inflamed and both have puss down the side of them?
Throat with Pus: Time to be seen by your friendly neighborhood Doctor for evaluation. ...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
I only have 1 tonsil. Every now & then will get a sore throat. Tonsil leaks fluid & has puss balls. Any thoughts?
Surgery?: It is highly unlikely you only have one tonsil. Most likely the other tonsil is so small, it can not be visualized. If the tonsil that you see has pus and infection, you may consider a culture and sensitivity for an appropriate antibiotic. The indication for tonsil surgery is 3-4 episodes of documented tonsillitis in a year. ...Read more
I have white puss in my throat and the edges of my mouth hurt when I open my mouth and I drink and eat liquids what can I do?
I have a bump under my arm which is sensitive to touch. It was first a puss bump and later just a regular bump that's abit sensitive. Also a mild sore throat?
Sore throat, painful when swollowing and puss in the back of throat. Had tonsils out when I was young. What could this be?
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 (as in this case), recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat infections occur with or without tonsils. ...Read more