Peritonsillar abscess symptoms

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Avatar n tn i read something talking about Peritonsillar Abscess.. it fit all my symptoms, so I rushed to the hospital and they needed to surgically drain the pus from my throat... instant relief!!!.. I urge anyone who has these EXact symptoms to not bother with your doctor.. go right to the ER and suggest Abscess. I am a 23 yr old male 6'5'' 200lbs, avid wieghtlifter and rarely sick.
Avatar n tn When my symptoms first appeared, I had a negative strep test - one of the main causes of a peritonsillar abscess. So now I'm worried all over again that HIV is the case of all this.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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. So, discuss this with your doctor it may prevent the repeated episodes. And the procedure is actually easier to do for an adult as the diameter of the oral cavity is larger.
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 It hurts when touched and feels softer than the other side of my mouth. Goggling these symptoms produces what is called a Peritonsillar Abscess. So I visited a trusted family doctor - he suspects a viral infection. I asked if it could be an abscess and he said I didnt look toxic and seemed confidant it was not. I'm waiting on the results of the blood test and culture he ordered but I'm still worried that this may be something more serious.
Avatar f tn Hello and hope you are doing well. Its unlikely to 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. It could most probably be tonsillitis and a throat infection. Throat pain, difficulty swallowing, fever, scratchiness in the throat, post nasal drip, malaise and loss of appetite are symptoms of tonsillitis. White patches are common in many throat infections.
Avatar m tn At the 4 weeks mark I developed fever and difficulty swallowing. It ends up I have a peritonsillar abscess and had to get it drained (I have had one of these before about 5-6 years ago). After this was drained, my fever was gone. They tested the pus and "it came back negative". I have no idea what they were testing for. Since then I have a subjective feelings of fatigue (almost like mono type feelings), but it is intermittent. The most nervous I am is about the sores in my mouth.
Avatar f tn So here's the situation... Had a one night stand Saturday night - I'm a 24 female who had protected vaginal sex with a male, then I gave him oral sex unprotected and also did anal sex unprotected (first time) which was the stupidest mistake of my life. I have only had 4 partners and prior to this guy I hadn't had sex in over 9 months.
Avatar f tn This may or may not be a strep throat. A number of other bacteria can cause a very sore throat that, on examination, resembles strep throat. The fact that he still has the symptoms you describe below indicates that he is seriously ill. Some strep infections, if they get into the blood and spread to other parts of the body, can be life threatening. From your description, he probably does have pneumonia.
Avatar f tn Back in March of this year, I was diagnosed with peritonsillar abscess and had to go to the ER. I had my tonsils taken out in May, and has been fine since.
Avatar m tn Tonsillectomy is advised if there is recurrent streptococcal tonsillitis, recurrent peritonsillar abscess and chronic tonsillitis. But please check to see if your symptoms could be due to a post nasal drip, which can cause a chronic irritation in the throat. This could be due to a sinus infection, a cold or a chronic allergy. It could be sinusitis, if it is accompanied by nasal stuffiness and facial pain or pressure. Post nasal drip could also be due to allergens.
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. Also, sometimes persistent enlargement of the tonsil can sometimes be due to a lymphoma. So, if it is not responding to max, medical treatment, then tonsillectomy is the option.
Avatar f tn got the same - sore throat ear... i thought it was Peritonsillar abscess because i had it 2 times before(1st time had to cut throat and 2nd was just possibility of abscess) i took Augmentin to cure it.. but now the doctor told me that we wont cut anythin and she gave me penicilin on the 1st night + metronide and now im cure on calvepen + metronide.. and on the morning its not so bad but on the evening its really hard..
Avatar n tn Is there any advice you can give me please or advice me on how to convince my doctor to refer me to the hospital to get my tonsils taken out or either do anything just for me to get rid of all this symptoms please cause am truly fed up. I need all this symptoms to go away in order to be completely happy in this life that I am in please!!!! please!!! help please!!!!
Avatar f 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 A referral to an ENT physician should be considered. Asymetrical tonsils can be indicative of a peritonsillar abscess - which needs to be drained. Lymphoma can also be considered. Having an ENT physician evaluate the tonsils is recommended. If lymphoma is suspected, a biopsy can be done. These options can be discussed with your personal physician. Followup with your personal physician is essential.
Avatar m tn my concern is that my son started showing symptoms after 21/2 to 3 months after my exposure a strange allergic reaction sneezing runny nose and each each week something else has surfaced .my doctors told me i was not contagious . i have lesions on my chest and i was seroconverting i did not understand at the time you are highly contagious .