Abscess peritonsillar

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Avatar f tn i had a Peritonsillar abscess just before xmas. i didnt no what it was, just thought it was a sore throat as i had never heard of it. it got so bad i couldnt open my mouth, talk or even drink water. i went to the doctor who sent me to a&e straight away. i got nervous n threw up a few times on my way and ruptured it myself before they had to do it. it keeps coming back, sometimes slowly and somtimes i will just swallow and i can feel it.
Avatar n tn I recently was diagnosed with a peritonsillar abscess. (This is the second one I've had.) The doctor drained a little bit of the pus from the abscess via needle aspiration, told me to continue taking Keflex, and is seeing me again in 2 days. However, my throat still feels pretty uncomfortable, and I'm afraid that he did not drain enough. Is this normal, to only drain a little now, and then to drain the rest a few days later? Also, should I get my tonsils out?
Avatar n tn this is in response to an old post about Peritonsillar Abscess. I figured I'd update it a little bit... about 3 weeks ago I thought I had strep... sore throat on only the right side, near my tonsil area, and it hurt all the way up to my inner ear... no fever, a little achey but nothing serious. I was put on a 10 day amox script. i took it for 10 days and felt fine, but as soon as I went off of it i felt sick again... this time my throat swelled up on one side and hurt all the way into my ear.
Avatar n tn Since then, the symptoms have pretty much subsided - other than the tonsil. I am now being treated by an ENT for a peritonsillar abscess. I thought my HIV were over. Today I read this link online... http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Bilateral+peritonsillar+abscess:+Case+report+and+presentation+of+its...
Avatar f tn Quinsy is peritonsillar abscess that is there is pus collection around the tonsils. If the abscess has fully formed, it warrants incision and drainage of the abscess. This is an emergency and needs to be treated with IV antibiotics. It is also an indication for tonsillectomy. But in the initial stages it can be treated with oral antibiotics. If your symptoms are worsening or are not improving, go to the ER for an assessment. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar m tn Abscesses can also affect the brain, kidneys, liver (hepatic abscess), lungs, teeth (dental abscess), and tonsils (peritonsillar abscess). Inflammation surrounding hair follicles can lead to the formation of abscesses. Skin abscesses are often referred to as boils. Unlike other infections, antibiotics alone will not cure an abscess. In general, abscesses must open and drain to improve.
Avatar m tn I feel way much better. No pain, no fevers, etc. The abscess is really small, like dots. I asked if it was contagious when I was there and the person I asked told me "as long as you're getting better, it shouldn't be contagious". I was also wondering can I kiss anybody now that I've been on antibiotics for 10 days? I would like to hear from other people. Thank you in advance.
Avatar n tn He went to the ER a few weeks ago due to a 'peritonsillar abscess'. They called in a ENT MD to perform and Incision and Drainage. 3 weeks later the abscess is back. MD has advised he needs a tonsillectomy ASAP. The dilemma is... my son has no insurance. Any idea what to do???
Avatar n tn As it could be Quinsy, which is peritonsillar abscess, that is there is pus collection around the tonsils. This is an emergency and needs to be treated with IV antibiotics. Sometimes it warrants incision and drainage of the abscess. It is also an indication for tonsillectomy. So, consult your doctor at the earliest. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar n tn After her op she developed pnuemonia (pneumonia), C diff infection and a big abdominal abcess (abscessAmebic brain abscess Amebic liver abscess Bartholin’s abscess Brain abscess Breast infection Pancreatic abscess Perirenal abscess Peritonsillar abscess Retropharyngeal abscess Skin abscess Spinal cord abscess). Since her Jan she has lost 4 stone and has no appetite, she gets tummy cramps, alternates between diahorea (sorry about spelling) and constipation, she has piles and lost her taste.
Avatar n tn This may lead to Quinsy, which is a peritonsillar abscess, that is there is pus collection around the tonsils. This is an emergency and needs to be treated with IV antibiotics. Sometimes it warrants incision and drainage of the abscess. It is also an indication for tonsillectomy. Discuss these options with your primary care physician who will do blood tests and take a throat swab to determine the cause and prescribe appropriate medications. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar m tn Recurrent tonsillitis is an indication for tonsillectomy, as the tonsils may harbor the infection which keeps flaring up, or they may develop new infections. Quinsy, is peritonsillar abscess, that is there is pus collection around the tonsils. This is an emergency and needs to be treated with IV antibiotics. Sometimes it warrants incision and drainage of the abscess. It is also an indication for tonsillectomy.
Avatar n tn It could be due to Quinsy, which is a peritonsillar abscess, that is there is pus collection around the tonsils. But with this he will have systemic symptoms like fever and he will be toxic. This is an emergency and needs to be treated with IV antibiotics. Sometimes it warrants incision and drainage of the abscess. It is also an indication for tonsillectomy. Please contact your concerned physician at the earliest to rule out this condition. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar m tn However, as I recovered, left side of throat became scratchy, raw, with white, pimply bumps (tonsils are out), and the left side of the peritonsillar arch (back of mouth, in front of where tonsils were) swelled up but did not hurt. Finally went to the doctor, who said yeah, it was probably strep and prescribed strong Augmentin for 10 days (my first antibiotics in ten years, btw.
Avatar m tn Tonsillectomy is advised if there is recurrent streptococcal tonsillitis, recurrent peritonsillar abscess and chronic tonsillitis. Repeated strep throat infections are an indication for tonsillectomy, as the tonsils may harbor the infection which keeps flaring up, or they may develop new infections. Please discuss this with your doctor am sure he will provide further assistance. In the meantime for relief from your symptoms you could do warm salt gargles and take OTC antihistamines.
Avatar n tn Tonsillectomy is advised if there is recurrent streptococcal tonsillitis, recurrent peritonsillar abscess and chronic tonsillitis. Recurrent tonsillitis is an indication for tonsillectomy, as the tonsils may harbor the infection which keeps flaring up, or they may develop new infections. You will need to consult your primary care physician for further evaluation, who may then refer you to an ENT specialist. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar m tn Tonsillectomy is advised if there is recurrent streptococcal tonsillitis, recurrent peritonsillar abscess and chronic tonsillitis. Please discuss this with your doctor am sure he will provide further assistance. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar n tn Tonsillectomy is advised if there is recurrent streptococcal tonsillitis, recurrent peritonsillar abscess and chronic tonsillitis. Recurrent tonsillitis is an indication for tonsillectomy, as the tonsils may harbor the infection which keeps flaring up, or they may develop new infections. Please discuss this with your doctor am sure he will provide further assistance. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar m tn Tonsillectomy is advised if there is recurrent streptococcal tonsillitis, recurrent peritonsillar abscess and chronic tonsillitis. Consult your primary care physician who will do blood tests and take a throat swab to determine the cause and prescribe appropriate medications. He may refer you to an ENT specialist if needed. Regards.
Avatar f tn If you have sore throat and the pain and swelling is worse on one side than the other it could possibly be a peritonsilar abscess .A peritonsillar abscess can cause the infection to become deep and cause airway problems. I hope it helps. Best wishes and regards!
Avatar m tn Recurrent tonsillitis is an indication for tonsillectomy, as the tonsils may harbor the infection which keeps flaring up, or they may develop new infections. Tonsillectomy is advised if there is recurrent streptococcal tonsillitis, recurrent peritonsillar abscess and chronic tonsillitis. The procedure is actually easier to do for an adult as the diameter of the oral cavity is larger. The post-operative care and diet can be similar to that of a child, keep pain killers handy after the surgery.
Avatar f tn Tonsillectomy is advised if there is recurrent streptococcal tonsillitis, recurrent peritonsillar abscess and chronic tonsillitis. Recurrent tonsillitis is an indication for tonsillectomy, as the tonsils may harbor the infection which keeps flaring up, or they may develop new infections. Please discuss this with your doctor am sure he will provide further assistance. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar m tn Other possibilities are enlarged tonsils,adenoids or quinsy, which is peritonsillar abscess in which there is pus collection around the tonsils. A clinical examination is necessary. You should get yourself reviewed by an ENT specialist. Hope it helps. Best luck ad regards!
Avatar n tn Is it the tonsils or adenoids? It could also be quinsy, which is peritonsillar abscess that is there is pus collection around the tonsils. This is an emergency and needs to be treated with IV antibiotics. Sometimes it warrants incision and drainage of the abscess. It is also an indication for tonsillectomy. So, continue with the antibiotics. Keep monitoring his symptoms, if worsening, then consult your doctor. Good Luck with his therapy. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar m tn Things worsened and I went to a urgent care. I tested negative for Strep and Mono. I ended up having a peritonsillar abscess. This had to be drained and my fever immediately dropped after. The ENT tested the puss and it came back negative. Negative for what? I have no idea, I never asked. Since then I have been mainly had intermittent leg soreness and fatigue, but it is real random when it happens. What I am more concerned about is my oral sores.
Avatar n tn A sore throat can be a sign that you're coming down with a cold, but it can be many other things such as allergies, post nasal drip, non-allergic rhinitis, tonsillitis, peritonsillar abscess, and other less common things. That's why it's worth seeing your doctor if it feels worse than the usual cold. A typical virus is contagious as soon as a day before having symptoms appear, and up to a week after when symptoms start.
Avatar f tn It suggests infection may have extended beyond the tonsil borders into what is called the peri-tonsillar area, causing a peritonsillar abscess. If that is the case, this is a very serious infection that could easily spread to adjacent structures. This is a situation that requires rapid, effective intervention. I strongly suggest that you and your doctor arrange for consultation with an ENT specialist, without delay, today if possible.
Avatar f tn As, it is subsiding with the infection, it is the most likely cause. Tonsillectomy is advised if there is recurrent streptococcal tonsillitis, recurrent peritonsillar abscess and chronic tonsillitis. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar m tn Tonsillectomy is advised if there is recurrent streptococcal tonsillitis, recurrent peritonsillar abscess and chronic tonsillitis. Also, repeated strep throat infections are an indication for tonsillectomy, as the tonsils may harbor the infection which keeps flaring up, or they may develop new infections. Discuss these options with your consulting doctor. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.