The symptoms of this condition mimic strep throat and tonsillitis. Visible signs of a peritonsillar abscess include white blisters and boils inside the mouth. A person may also experience fever and chills, a sore throat, and headache. Other symptoms such as difficulty opening the mouth and swallowing, swelling in the face and neck area, dry mouth, bad breath, and swollen glands also suggest a peritonsillar abscess infeciton.
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