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Peritonsillar Abscess (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care

Discuss any sore throat with fever or other symptoms with your doctor by phone or with an office visit.

If you have a sore throat and trouble swallowing, trouble breathing, difficulty speaking, drooling, or any other signs of potential airway obstruction, you should seek emergency transportation to a hospital's emergency department.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/28/2014
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A peritonsillar abscess (PTA) is a localized accumulation of pus in the peritonsillar tissues that forms as a result of suppurative tonsillitis.

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