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What are the options for treating a peritonsillar abscess?

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Treatments include:

  • Needle aspiration into the abscess and sucking the pus into a syringe.
  • Making a small cut on the abscess with a scalpel to drain the pus.
  • Surgery to remove your tonsils if you drainage procedure isn’t possible for you, or if you get tonsillitis often.

From: Peritonsillar Abscess WebMD Medical Reference

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FamilyDoctor.org: "Peritonsillar Abscess."

Harvard Health Publishing: "Peritonsillar Abscess."

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on August 23, 2018

SOURCES:

MedlinePlus: "Peritonsillar Abscess."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Peritonsillar Abscess."

Harvard Health Publishing: "Peritonsillar Abscess."

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on August 23, 2018

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