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What type antibiotic would be given for abscess tonsils?

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suzanne66 3 Nov 2011

Peritonsillar abscess is a complication of tonsillitis. It is most often caused by a type of bacteria called group A beta-hemolytic streptococcus.
If the infection is caught early, you will be given antibiotics. Maybe IV penicillin, or if you allergic, erythromycin. More likely, if an abscess has developed, it will need to be drained with a needle or by cutting it open.

Sometimes, the abscess may be drained and the tonsils removed at the same time. You will be prescribed painkillers.

For more information see: https://www.drugs.com/enc/peritonsillar-abscess.html

litlmommag 4 Nov 2011

Ran, suzanne is correct I just wanted to say I hope the tonsils feel better soon. I had an aweful time with my tonsils as a kid. Hope fell better soon. Jaime

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