Quinsy, also known as a peritonsillar abscess, is a rare and potentially serious complication of Tonsillitis .
The abscess (a collection of pus) forms between one of your tonsils and the wall of your throat. This can happen when a bacterialinfection spreads from an infected tonsil to the surrounding area.
Quinsy can occur at any age, but most commonlyaffects teenagers and young adults. It's possible to get it more than once.
Quinsy, also known as a peritonsillar abscess, is a rare and potentially serious complication of tonsillitis.
Symptoms of quinsy can include: a severe and quickly worsening sore throat , usually on one side swelling inside the mouth and throat difficulty opening your mouth pain when swallowing difficult
You should see your GP if you or your child have symptoms of quinsy. Your GP will ask you about your symptoms and examine your throat and tonsils. These are the two small glands found at the back of
People with quinsyusually need to be treated in hospital.Depending on how severe the infection is, you may need to stay in hospital fora few days and rest at home fora week or twoafterwards. Medicati
One of thebest ways to prevent quinsy is to reduce your risk of developing tonsillitis. You can help do this byavoiding close contact with people who have viral or bacterial infections that cause ton