What are the symptoms of peritonsillar abscess?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner
People with peritonsillar abscess (pocket of infection) may experience a fever, headache, and severe sore throat. Other symptoms of the infection include drooling, bad breath, and facial swelling. Difficulty speaking and hoarseness are also common symptoms of peritonsillar abscess.

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