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What do I need to know about caring for someone with peritonsillar abscess?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

When caring for someone with peritonsillar abscess, remember to offer both emotional and physical support. Peritonsillar abscess can cause severe throat pain and fever. A person with peritonsillar abscess may also have difficulty speaking. It may help to attend doctor's appointments, be available during the required surgery, and help during recovery. As with any illness, dealing with peritonsillar abscess could be stressful.

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