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When should you seek medical care about a peritonsillar abscess?

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Call your doctor if you have a sore throat with a fever. If you have a sore throat and trouble swallowing, breathing, or talking, are drooling, or see any signs that your airway is blocked, call 911 or go to the ER.

SOURCES:

MedlinePlus: "Peritonsillar Abscess."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Peritonsillar Abscess."

Harvard Health Publishing: "Peritonsillar Abscess."

Reviewed by Evan Frisbee on August 23, 2020

SOURCES:

MedlinePlus: "Peritonsillar Abscess."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Peritonsillar Abscess."

Harvard Health Publishing: "Peritonsillar Abscess."

Reviewed by Evan Frisbee on August 23, 2020

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