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is vomiting, mild a symptom of peritonsillar abscess

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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Peritonsilar abscess: Uvula deviation (displaced to the side) cannot swallow, shortness of breath, drooling, gooffy voice, death due to airway/throat obstruction. Needs imm ... Read More
Dr. Matt Malkin
15 years experience Anesthesiology
Go in: If you have any problems breathing or swallowing, go to er. May notice if lying flat on back. I've seen these require emergent awake tracheostomy to s ... Read More

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Peritonsillar: abscess can become quite serious as it can enlarge and impact airway. If you have an actual abscess would recommend medical evaluation.
Dr. Zachary Veres
17 years experience Family Medicine
Peritonsillarabscess: you need to treat with antibiotics for starters. see a doctor or perform a virtual consult for help.
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Dr. Stephen Rothstein
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Tonsil: You should go to the ER now to have it checked and possibly drained.
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Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
URI: Peritonsillar abscess not contagious. Sounds like you have a URI. 7-10 days duration. If symptoms persist beyond that time, see MD.
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Dr. Robert Sterling
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Ask the French: Probably more important to get that darned thing drained so you don't develop serious complications. And as far as being "contageous,"you've probably ... Read More
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Dr. Raja Abusharr
20 years experience Family Medicine
ENT unless fever: This always need to be drained and the outpatient procedure can be done by an ENT as the er will only want to do this if it is an emergency (airway re ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes. as any surgery: Hurts to some extent, but the drainage of these abscesses is life saving, as swelling can increase rather rapidly and interfere with breathing etc.. ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Most likely you'll -: Need to have it drained, which will decrease the pain and also help with its healing. Surgery should be done asap, as it can easily become life thre ... Read More
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 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
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Popossibly: See your doctor to find out. They can do blood test for both.

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