How are peritonsillar abscesses (PTAs) treated in an outpatient setting?

Updated: Sep 03, 2020
  • Author: Jorge Flores, MD; Chief Editor: Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor, III, MD  more...
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If outpatient care is used, the patient can be discharged on an appropriate regimen of antibiotics and pain medications.

Relative indications for elective tonsillectomy can be identified in almost a third of all patients who present with peritonsillar abscess (eg, recurrent tonsillitis).


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