A 56-year-old female asked:
Dx bronchtis 3 weeks ago, then ear/throat infect. 10 days ago. today diagnosis sinus infect abscess left side of throat new antibiotic. low fever, neck hurts?
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General Practice 33 years experience
Pharyngeal abscess?: Some pharyngeal and parapharyngeal abcesses require surgical drainage for adequate clearing. Was a culture performed prior to switching ? Your response to treatment depends on the sensitivity of the particular infectious agent to your chosen antibiotic. It is also possible that you have a combination of virus and bacterial infection which is complicating your recovery. Follow up with your doc.
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Last updated Apr 4, 2016
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