Pharyngeal abscess

First Line

Co-amoxiclav 1.2g IV 8 hourly

Penicillin Allergy

Ceftriaxone 2g IV daily AND Metronidazole 400mg IV 8 hourly

Notes

Treatment duration:7-14 days after drainage of pus (i.e. source control) Longer durations will be required if drainage not achieved.