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Do doctors see a lot of patients with peritonsillar abscess?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with peritonsillar abscess?

Depends on specialty: As an ent, we typically see a few every month, however, most primary care physicians may only see one every few years. ...Read more

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Abscess is a condition in which a person has an infection in a part of his body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by his white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) where the infection is. Abscesses can be very small like an acne pustule, or they can be ...Read more


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Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have a peritonsillar abscess?

Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have a peritonsillar abscess?

Sore throat and more: Peritonsillar abscess can cause following symptoms including sore throat, painful and difficult swallowing saliva, muffled voice, painful lumps(lymph nodes)in your neck. If you have difficulty breathing or talking, you should seek immediate medical care at ER. ...Read more

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I've got peritonsillar abscess (quinsy), how will my doctor drain my throat?

I've got peritonsillar abscess (quinsy), how will my doctor drain my throat?

Peritonsillar: Peritonsillar abscesses are serious medical conditions that may require surgical drainage. This is usually done by a trained physician who may be a surgeon in a facility equipped with advanced airway management and suction. ...Read more

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What to do if I have peritonsillar abscess (quinsy), how will my doctor drain my throat?

What to do if I have peritonsillar abscess (quinsy), how will my doctor drain my throat?

See an ENT MD: If you have a peritonsillar abscess this is best treated by an ENT physician who may aspirate the abscess with a needle and syringe or drain it with a scalpel. Either way it will be through your mouth usually under local anesthesia. ...Read more

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Should I go to urgent care for a peritonsillar abscess? I made an appointment with an ENT but they can't see me until the 9th. I'm swollen and in pain

Yes but: yes this way they will start you on antibiotics, and some topical treatment until you see the specialist. you can go to the ER, it is more expensive,but if they found out that your condition urgent and required immediate surgical intervention, they can admitt you and ask for an urgent ENT consult. either way seeing somebody sooner will be better ...Read more

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Should i go to emergency if i know I have a peritonsillar abscess?

Should i go to emergency if i know I have a peritonsillar abscess?

Yes: You should go to the er. I presume your regular doctor does not have office hours currently. Depending on the extent of your peritonsillar abscess, it may need incision and drainage. Intravenous hydration and antibiotics may be beneficial as well. ...Read more

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Can Crohn's disease and a peritonsillar abscess be related?

Can Crohn's disease and a peritonsillar abscess be related?

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. ...Read more