When the diagnosis includes the presence of peritonsillar abscess in the peritonsillar cellulitis, the clinician will look for other signs and symptoms associated with this disease. This is important in order to find the right treatment in order to avoid various complications associated with this disease.
The patient has a hot potato sounding voice as he will be having a difficulty pronouncing vowels. When an examination of the peritonsillar cellulitis abscess formation, the children will not be able to open their mouth and they will have difficulty swallowing food.
Webers glands are known to play an important role in the diagnosis of peritonsillar abscesses in the peritonsillar cellulitis. The swelling of the lymph nodes and redness or edema of the area of tonsils particularly the affected part are some of the physical signs associated to it.
Sometimes the uvula can get displaced or moved away towards the area which is not affected by the infection. This is sometimes associated with pain while swallowing.
Peritonsillar cellulitis can be caused due to the negligence in treating the complicated condition or by leaving it partially treated. This may cause the infection to spread across towards surrounding areas.
The causes can be both kinds of bacteria, that is aerobic as well as anaerobic. Streptocci, hemophilus as well as staphylococci may be responsible for these conditions.
The treatment for peritonsillar cellulitis is generally carried out in the most common way, that is surgical incision or draining of the infective pus from the area. This gives instant relief to the patient as it relieves pressure from the surrounding tissues.
Regular antibiotics tend to bring the condition to normalacy within the course period. This treatment can also be carried out when the patient is not concious or is under anesthesia. However, this kind of treatment for peritonsillar cellulitis during anesthesia is avoided in case of children and elderly patients.