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Peritonsillar Abscess (cont.)

Next Steps

Follow-up

  • Arrange follow-up with your doctor or an ear-nose-throat specialist (otolaryngologist).
  • If the abscess starts to return, you may need a different antibiotic or further drainage.
  • If you develop excessive bleeding or have trouble breathing or swallowing, seek medical attention immediately.

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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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