Peritonsillar Abscess: Understanding This Throat Condition

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Introduction – What is a peritonsillar abscess?

Peritonsillar abscess, also known as quinsy, is a painful condition that affects the throat. It is characterized by the formation of pus-filled pockets around the tonsils, which can lead to severe discomfort and difficulty in swallowing. The abscess typically occurs as a complication of untreated strep throat or tonsillitis, but it can also be caused by other bacterial or viral infections.

Understanding the causes, symptoms, and potential complications of a peritonsillar abscess is crucial for prompt diagnosis and effective treatment.

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