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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

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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I've had a multitude of puss pockets in my throat. What show I do?

I've had a multitude of puss pockets in my throat. What show I do?

Go to urgent care: Get a doctor to see you and checked for strep and mono. You many need antibiotics. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I have strep and I was just wondering what are the white patches in my throat actually are? Puss?

I have strep and I was just wondering what are the white patches in my throat actually are? Puss?

Exudate: The white patches are called exudate or pus, which is a normal reaction of the immune system to infection. The patches, do not however, tellus what the cause of the infection is. ...Read more

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Only my 6 y/o is on amox. Now my 4 y/o has a sore throat and puss pockets and needs anox?

Only my 6 y/o is on amox. Now my 4 y/o has a sore throat and puss pockets and needs anox?

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

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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 puss on tonceles and large bumps on back of tongue and throat but don't hurt. Do u know what could be wrong?

Infection: Pus is an absolute sign of infection. You may have a bacterial infection. I suggest you see your primary care physician promptly for a diagnosis, which may include a painless culture & a regimen of the appropriate antibiotic. You should recover quickly. ...Read more

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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?

As above: It means u need to see an ENT physician for evaluation and treatment with antibiotic and u doctor may advise tonsillectomy. ...Read more

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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 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?

Family practice: If it hurts and you feel i'll with a fever you may have tonsillitis.Sometimes you can develope a collection of saliva/food mixture in the craters of the tonsils. It turns white and thick in appearance. Gargling can help prevent or eliminate it. ...Read more

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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?

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?

May be mononucleosis: Since you've been on the antibiotics, it's not likely a bacteria that is causing your problem. More likely, it's mononucleosis. Gargle with hot salt water, hydrogen peroxide, get plenty of rest. ...Read more

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What is the best and fastest way to get rid of painful puss pockets in my throat?

What is the best and fastest way to get rid of painful puss pockets in my throat?

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

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I have puss or yellow stuff on my glands and my throat is sore I'm 16 could it be tonsillitis?

I have puss or yellow stuff on my glands and my throat is sore I'm 16 could it be tonsillitis?

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

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What does white puss on my throat mean?? I don't have my tonsils and strep test was negative

What does white puss on my throat mean?? I don't have my tonsils and strep test was negative

Viral infection: Even though the strep test was negative you can still have a strep infection or a viral infection. Gargle salt water, drink plenty of fluids and if you get a fever go get and exam. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Tonsil stones: Tonsil stones are small bits of food that get caught in your tonsils and then the bacteria in your mouth start to live on the food. If it bothers you, see your doctor. ...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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I have a yellow puss place in the back of my throat, I had my tonsils removed about 20years ago. Any suggestions?

I have a yellow puss place in the back of my throat, I had my tonsils removed about 20years ago. Any suggestions?

Infection: Dear GBowen,

Even with your tonsils removed it is possible to have infections which can be viral or bacterial. If the symptoms worsen or if you have difficulty breathing please see a health care professional. ...Read more

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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

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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

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I only have 1 tonsil. Every now & then will get a sore throat. Tonsil leaks fluid & has puss balls. Any thoughts?

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

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Sore throat, painful when swollowing and puss in the back of throat. Had tonsils out when I was young. What could this be?

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