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Alternative Treatments For Peritonsillar Abscess
An abscess that forms in the space between the tonsil and the pharyngeal wall. They are usually painful and cause difficulty swallowing. In severe cases they can cause breathing problems. The often respond to simple needle drainage and antibiotics. Recurrent cases ...Read more
Not necessarily: While crohn's disease can have oral mucosal manifestations (apthous ulcers, for instance), peritonsillar abscesses are not necessarily more common in a patient with crohn's disease.
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 brsin snd becsude it can compromidse the airway. Do not delay evaluation if you think you have this type of abcess.
No he can not: Usually your family will refer you to ENT specialist.
ER and/or ENT: Most cases of peritonsillar abscess (pta) needs to be drained (usually with a needle) by an ENT or a trained er doctor. It isn't fun but it helps. You also need antibiotics (most often clindamycin) and potentially IV hydration and steroid medication. If you have recurrent pta, you might also be a candidate for tonsillectomy once healed up. Tonsillectomy during active infection is rarely done.See 1 more doctor answer
Peritonsillar absces: This is an abscess that forms in the space between the tonsil and the pharyngeal wall. They are usually painful and cause difficulty swallowing. In severe cases they can cause breathing problems. The often respond to simple needle drainage and antibiotics. Recurrent cases generally result in tonsillectomy.
Depends: Peritonsillar abscess frequently treated with oral, sometimes IV antibiotics, Sometimes patients need surgery to drain the abscess. Hard to predict potential for recurrence. Ask your ENT, Feel better
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 got residual inflammation for a few days after it is drained, so as long as you don't cough in someone's face or do any French kissing you won't pass it on. It may recur if no antibiotics are taken (or even with) so keep an "eye" on it for a while
See the MD: See your ENT md for evaluation and tx options. Do not ignore this infection.
If you can't swallow: This usually needs drainage and antibiotics. If you can't swallow it should be in the er (one that has access to ENT doctors). If you can swallow you can call a ENT to see if they can do it in the office. It's cheaper to do in the office but if you're sick they can give you IV fluids and antibiotics and pain medicine in the er.See 1 more doctor answer
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 threatening. See your ENT doc asap or go to an er.
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