Quinsy; Abscess - peritonsillar
If the infection is caught early, you will be given antibiotics. More likely, if an abscess has developed, it will need to be drained with a needle or by cutting it open.
Sometimes, the abscess may be drained and the tonsils removed at the same time. You will be prescribed
Peritonsillar abscess usually goes away with treatment, although the infection may return in the future.
Airway obstruction Cellulitisof the jaw, neck, or chest Endocarditis(rare)
- Fluid around the lungs (
- Inflammation around the heart (
Calling your health care provider
Call your health care provider if you have had tonsillitis and you develop symptoms of peritonsillar abscess.
Call your health care provider if you have:
- Difficulty breathing
- Difficulty swallowing
- Pain in the chest
- Persistent fever
- Symptoms that get worse