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A 43-year-old member asked:

What is the treatment for a peritonsillar abscess?

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Dr. Neil Giddings
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Usually drainage: Early abscess may respond to antibiotics and steroids but usually require drainage.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

Is there an over-the-counter treatment for peritonsillar abscess?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
No: A peritonsillar abscess may well require surgical drainage. Adjunctive treatment with antibiotics would also be indicated. Neither of these modalities is available "over the counter".
A 36-year-old member asked:

What is peritonsillar abscess?

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Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
Infection: A peritonsillar abscess is an infection around the tonsils an is sometimes a complication of tonsillitis.

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