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Coughs and Colds

Your symptoms suggest significant throat swelling. Throat swelling can worsen quickly if it is caused by a peritonsillar abscess (a pocket of pus in the throat from a bacterial infection) or an allergy. Please arrange a visit with your doctor today or go to an emergency room.

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  • peritonsillar abscess

  • sore throat (pharyngitis)

  • severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis)

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