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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: A peritonsillar abscess may well require surgical drainage. Adjunctive treatment with antibiotics would also be indicated. Neither of these modaliti ... Read More

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Giddings
39 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Usually drainage: Early abscess may respond to antibiotics and steroids but usually require drainage.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: You should go to the er. I presume your regular doctor does not have office hours currently. Depending on the extent of your peritonsillar abscess, it ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
20 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not necessarily: While crohn's disease can have oral mucosal manifestations (apthous ulcers, for instance), peritonsillar abscesses are not necessarily more common in ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nantida Hong
21 years experience Hospital-based practice
Sore throat and more: Peritonsillar abscess can cause following symptoms including sore throat, painful and difficult swallowing saliva, muffled voice, painful lumps(lymph ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Wasserman
44 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Drainage: It is most likely that there is some drainage down the back of your throat causing cough. You should see the surgeon who drained your abscess. The dra ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Partially: A peritonsillar abscess is a serious medical condition and aside from iv antibiotics for 10- 14 days, an ENT consult should be considered to evaluate ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
33 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: The tissues above the tonsillar pillars can still get infected and and abcess form. This is a very concerning infection because the area is close to ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No he can not: Usually your family will refer you to ENT specialist.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Have it drained: Peritonsillar abscess is a serious infection and needs to be treated by drainage by a physician.

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