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Home Doctor for Quinsy in Costa del Sol

Home Doctor for Quinsy in Costa del Sol

Quinsy is mostly found in children, teenagers, and young adults. The abscesses that form can appear at the start or the end of winter. This is typically when conditions such as tonsillitis and strep throat are most common. In this article, we talk about quinsy and when to call our home doctor for quinsy in Costa del Sol.

What is Quinsy?

Also known as “A peritonsillar abscess”, if you suffer from quinsy an abscess will start to form. The abscess starts to form in the throat’s tissues right next to a tonsil. An abscess is a build-up of pus that forms near infected skin or other infected, soft tissue.

Our home doctor for quinsy in Costa del Sol explains an abscess can cause you pain. It can even begin to swell. If the abscess is so severe there is a real chance that it can block the throat. If your throat becomes blocked it can be hard for you to swallow, speak, and even breathe.

When tonsillitis starts to spread it can cause an infection in the throat’s soft tissues.
Quinsy isn’t very common. When it does occur it is mostly found children, teenagers, and young adults

Symptoms of Quinsy

Symptoms of quinsy are quite similar to the symptoms of tonsillitis as well as strep throat. However, if you have this condition you might be able to see any abscesses located in the back of the throat. The abscess looks very similar to a white blister or boil that’s swollen.

Our home doctor for quinsy in Costa del Sol put together the following list of signs and symptoms:

  • An infection in one or both tonsils
  • A headache
  • A muffled voice
  • A swelling of the face or the neck
  • A sore throat which can be worse on one side
  • Bad breath
  • Difficulty in opening your mouth fully
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Difficulty in swallowing your saliva
  • Ear pain on the same side as your sore throat
  • Fevers or chills
  • Swollen glands in your jaw and throat and jaw

Quinsy can potentially cause severe symptoms or even complications. Some of the rare and much more serious symptoms include:

  • A rupture of the abscess
  • Infected lungs
  • Obstructed (blocked) airway
  • Spreading of the infection to the chest, neck, and throat or mouth

If you do not get treatment for the abscess quickly the infection can eventually spread throughout the body. In some cases, the airway may become even more blocked.

While some of the symptoms may be a sign of other illnesses you should contact our home doctor for quinsy in Costa del Sol so they can give you a diagnosis.

When to call our home doctor for quinsy in Costa del Sol

Please speak to our home doctor for quinsy in Costa del Sol by phone or with an office visit to see if you have quinsy.

If you have a sore throat and difficulty swallowing, speaking, trouble breathing, or any potential airway obstruction, you should call immediately.