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tonsilar abscess medication

A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not usually done: Usually we can tell if somebody has an abscess by just examining them. In rare cases a ct scan of the neck can be performed to confirm this.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Tonsilar abscess: Tonsilar abscess = a localized pocket of pus on tonsil.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Drainage and meds: Usually we drain the abscess with with a needle or incise it with a blade under local anesthesia. Then we treat with antibiotics and sometimes steroid ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
18 years experience Infectious Disease
Varies: Definitive treatent is surgical removal; although not usually necessary. Carefully selected antibiotics, taken as prescribed, should suffice. Trust yo ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Don't do it: If you have a swelling in that locatio or otherwise have reason to believe you have an abscess in your throat, it would be a big mistake to attempt to ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Possible: It's possible but unlikely. It can happen anytime bacteria get into the blood stream.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Tonsillectomy: The tonsils exist to aid in fighting infection. Unfortunately when you have had numerous episodes of infection and this becomes chronic tonsillitis t ... Read More
A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Antibiotics: And see your doctor, do not try this at home.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Winget
18 years experience Dentistry
Pericoronitis: Inflammation and infection around the crown of an unerupted tooth is called pericoronitis. Hydrogen peroxide can sometimes alleviate discomfort and m ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristin Sokol
11 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Need doctor now: If you have a stiff neck and what you think is an abscess near or in your tonsils, you need to seek medical attention now. In most cases, the abscess ... Read More
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