What is the treatment options for peritonsillar abscess (PTA)?

Updated: Apr 06, 2020
  • Author: Udayan K Shah, MD, FACS, FAAP; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Treatment of PTA includes aspiration and incision and drainage (I&D). Antibiotics, either orally or intravenously, are required to treat PTA medically, although the condition is usually refractory to antibiotic therapy alone.

See Treatment and Medication for more detail.

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