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Abscess of the pharynx

Abscess of the pharynx is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with abscess of the pharynx, 83% report having sore throat, 69% report having fever, and 58% report having nasal congestion. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of abscess of the pharynx are difficulty in swallowing, coughing up sputum, and throat swelling, although you may still have abscess of the pharynx without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with abscess of the pharynx often receive kidney function tests, intravenous fluid replacement, x-ray computed tomography, other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation), influenzavirus antibody assay, excision, tracheoscopy and laryngoscopy with biopsy and other therapeutic ear procedures .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with abscess of the pharynx include dexamethasone topical product, clindamycin, azelastine nasal, triamcinolone nasal product, cloxacillin, acetaminophen / pseudoephedrine, measles/mumps/rubella/varicella virus vaccine, cetirizine / pseudoephedrine, cefotaxime, cefixime (suprax), phenol topical, guaifenesin / phenylpropanolamine and leflunomide (arava) .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for abscess of the pharynx include race/ethnicity = other, age 5-14 years and age 1-4 years.

Age

< 1 years
0.8x
1-4 years
2.5x
5-14 years
2.0x
15-29 years
1.2x
30-44 years
0.9x
45-59 years
0.9x
60-74 years
0.3x
75+ years
0.4x

Sex

Male
1.2x
Female
0.9x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.1x
Hispanic
1.0x
White
0.9x
Other
2.0x
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