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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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Abscess (Definition)

Occurs when one has an infection in a part of their body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) ...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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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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Think have wisdom tooth infection swollen gum what's chances of Ludwigs lymph node feel sore throat ?

Think have wisdom tooth infection swollen gum what's chances of Ludwigs lymph node feel sore throat ?

Ludwig's Angina: Ludwig's angina is an infection in the floor of the mouth, which can be caused by abscessed teeth in the lower jaw, resulting in swelling in the floor of the mouth and elevation of the tongue. Ludwig's can become a very serious and life threatening problem. See your dentist for evaluation and treatment before your wisdom tooth problem becomes more serious. ...Read more

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Can getting a peritonsillar abscess drained hurt?

Can getting a peritonsillar abscess drained hurt?

Mildly uncomfortable: With proper local anesthetic, this can be relatively easy to go through. It is done in the office and you will feel much better soon after drainage. The benefits are well worth it. ...Read more

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Right side only: tonsil very swollen, burns, neck pain, ear pain w/ ringing. Dr said it's not ear infection or strep (quick culture). Tonsillitis?

Right side only: tonsil very swollen, burns, neck pain, ear pain w/ ringing. Dr said it's not ear infection or strep (quick culture). Tonsillitis?

Maybe: Naming the infection gets a little fuzzy (tonsilitis, pharyngitis, laryngitis). Most are viral infections that have typical 7-10 day span. Important to rule out strep (moreso for children) because it is treatable and may have serious effects if not treated. Any inflammation in this tight area can cause lymphoid/tonsil swelling, ear discomfort, soreness. Worst case may be abscess under the tissue ...Read more

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Throat culture neg for strep, white patches on tonsils getting larger, red spots on palate, chills, nasal congest, severe body pain. Mono not likely.

Throat culture neg for strep, white patches on tonsils getting larger, red spots on palate, chills, nasal congest, severe body pain. Mono not likely.

Throat infection: It is not possible to provide you any relevant response given that you have provided no information not even your age let alone your medical history. Please discuss your concerns with your parents or your doctor or restate your question with all relevant information. ...Read more

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Lump draining greenish pus behind tonsil, what to do?

Lump draining greenish pus behind tonsil, what to do?

Peritonsillar absces: A peritonsillar abscess is a formation of pus and infection around a tonsil. It can be extremely painful and cause problems with swallowing and breathing. It requires emergent evaluation and management by a trained physician. ...Read more

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Can staph aureus produce pus inside tonsils instead of abscess? And without tonsil inflammation. Please answer i am worried

Can staph aureus produce pus inside tonsils instead of abscess? And without tonsil inflammation. Please answer i am worried

Throat infection: Go see your physician. Most throat infections need evaluation. It is irrelevant if you have staph versus other bacteria causing your trouble. You will not find a diagnosis or treatment here. ...Read more

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Severely swollen tonsils. Was referred to ENT for possible abscess. ENT refuted abscess dx. Strep screen was negative. history of mono. What could it be?

Severely swollen tonsils. Was referred to ENT for possible abscess. ENT refuted abscess dx. Strep screen was negative. history of mono. What could it be?

Follow up with ENT: To obtain clarity, one would want to know are your symptoms new, what difficulty are the large tonsils causing you? If it is sleep/breathing while sleeping, snoring while sleeping, needing to sleep in a chair unable to lie flat. difficulty swallowing, food, liquids. If strep is ruled out, if can be viral and can resolve, if the symptoms are new. If chronic symptoms now worse surgery is considered. ...Read more

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Throat and tonsils swollen very painful talking funny stuffy nose swollen glands but I don't see white spots on tonsils tonsillitis? Or strep

Throat and tonsils  swollen  very painful talking funny stuffy nose swollen glands but I don't see white spots on tonsils tonsillitis? Or strep

See physician : your condition requires a strept test and likely a course of antibiotics, you need to see a physician or make a paid consultation through healthtap ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! will lymph node infection go into ear and gums?

+lymphnode=pathology: Usually infections spread from a source to the lymphnode. Lymphnodes are like the hazardous waste system for your body. They hold bacteria, viruses and foreign matter for processing by your immune system to handle. If the infection is overwhelming then is can spread. See you doctor for a proper examination, diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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Can a throat yeast infection cause swollen lymph nodes?

Can a throat yeast infection cause swollen lymph nodes?

Unlikely: Yeast infections in throat do not occur in healthy people, only if you have a serious immune deficiency. In that case you will have severe sore throat and that can be associated with enlarged neck lymph nodes. ...Read more

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I have a fever, white patches on throat. Went to urgent care, told its an ear infection& tonsillitis. Now, front neck pain- swollen lymph nodes?

What medication: If your immune system is working well, your lymph nodes will often get enlarged and can be painful as it filters out the badness. You did not state if they determined what specific infection it was (if they determined the cause) and if you are on antibiotics. There is a chance the infection can get walled off somewhere near the tonsils and you get an abcess. Meds will help, but ENT may be needed. ...Read more

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Had abscess near n in tonsil.dr put swab on tonsil to detect the bacteria type.just swab around infected site give true result? Or abscess pus needed?

Had abscess near n in tonsil.dr put swab on tonsil to detect the bacteria type.just swab around infected site give true result? Or abscess pus needed?

Strep throat: Your doctor may have tested for strep throat. It is a rapid test and you should know the results quickly. He/she probably also sent a culture as well. This will allow the antibiotic to be accurate. Meanwhile continue the medicine and rest and use a saline to gargle. ...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