How should I prepare for an appointment to diagnose peritonsillar abscess?

Advertisement
Advertisement

Prepare for your appointment to diagnose peritonsillar abscess by making a note of all your symptoms and any medications that you are taking. Inform your doctor if you have had tonsillitis in the past. This is a contributing factor for peritonsillar abscess. Also, make a list of any questions that you might want to ask your doctor. Take someone with you to the appointment for support.

Continue Learning about Viral Throat Infections

Viral Throat Infections

Viral Throat Infections

Aside from strep throat, most sore throats caused by are contagious, viral throat infections that cannot be treated with antibiotics. The most common culprits of a viral throat infection include coxsackievirus, mononucleosis, and ...

the flu. Mononucleosis (mono) is a virus that causes symptoms that can last for weeks or months at a time. Viral throat infections are best treated with rest, liquids and other home remedies. If the sore throat causes you to have trouble breathing or a high fever, or results in spots in the back of your throat, call your doctor.
More

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.