Owning the Quinsy (Peritonsillar abscess)

‘Good’ symptoms for quinsy include: ‘Thick’ or ‘hot potato’ voice (not hoarse, croaky voice) Stertor Trismus Inability to swallow more than saliva or a sip or water Pain much worse on one side than the other (+/- otalgia) To differentiate it from tonsillitis, a quinsy will have many of the following signs: There is usually […]

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