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Old 02-02-2013, 12:29 PM   #1
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Peritonsillar Abscess that won't go away

Hi,

I'm a 27 y/o, healthy and active male. I had strep throat about a month ago and a abscess that was only on one side of my throat, was given penicillin for 3 days and it was ineffective. The doctors changed the antibiotic to amoxicillin and the strep throat went away after about a week. Two days after having little to no strep throat symptoms the strep(w/ an abscess on one side) came back and the doctors gave me another dose of amoxicillin. After two days, I could barely open my mouth, it was very painful to swallow and breathing was difficult. The abscess grew and had to be drained and they did a minor procedure to open up and allow oxygen to enter areas of potential bacteria growth. In addition, the doctors changed it up to clindamycin, gave me IVs as well as some anti-inflammatories. After a week of little progress, all of the above symptoms returned and I returned to the doctors and they again drained and cut my throat, gave me IVs and some anti-inflammatories and extended my clindamycin for another 10 days. It's been about a week since my last procedure and I feel way better especially in the lower portion of my throat where there was considerable pain and difficulty swallowing. However, I still have a large lump(extending slightly beyond my uvula) in my throat that has not subsided. I have been on antibiotics (clindamycin) for over two weeks. Is this completely odd? Should I expect to get my tonsils removed or is this common with a peritonsillar abcess? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 
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