What are the symptoms of a peritonsillar abscess?
The symptoms of a peritonsillar abscess include:
- Severe sore throat that is worse on one side
- Fever and chills
- Swollen lymph glands
- Trouble swallowing
- Pain when you speak
Call your doctor right away if you have trouble breathing, swallowing, talking, or if you start to drool. These are symptoms of a more serious abscess and need immediate medical attention.
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