Also known as Quinsy, Quinsies, and Tonsillaris Angina
Peritonsillar abscess (PTA), also known as a quinsy or quinsey, is a recognized complication of tonsillitis and consists of a collection of pus beside the tonsil in what is referred to as Peritonsilar space (Peri - meaning surrounding).Source: Wikipedia
Within all the people who go to their doctor with peritonsillar abscess, 94% report having sore throat, 62% report having difficulty in swallowing, and 41% report having swollen or red tonsils. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of peritonsillar abscess are sore throat, difficulty in swallowing, swollen or red tonsils, throat feels tight, neck swelling, throat swelling, swollen lymph nodes, and throat redness, although you may still have peritonsillar abscess without those symptoms.
Patients with peritonsillar abscess often receive hematologic tests, complete blood count, intravenous fluid replacement, electrolytes panel, kidney function tests, glucose measurement, x-ray computed tomography and excision .
The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with peritonsillar abscess include clindamycin, dexamethasone topical product, augmentin, dexamethasone, chlorhexidine topical, saccharomyces boulardii lyo (florastor), lipase, chlorpheniramine (c.p.m.), oxaprozin, cefaclor (ceclor), benzocaine topical, levocetirizine (xyzal) and lactobacillus acidophilus (dofus) .
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|Lactobacillus Acidophilus (Dofus)|
Groups of people at highest risk for peritonsillar abscess include age 15-29 years. On the other hand, age < 1 years almost never get peritonsillar abscess.