Preventing quinsy

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 tonsillitis , regularly washing your hands with soap and warm water, andnot sharing glasses or utensils with people who are ill.

Smoking may increase your risk of quinsy, so stopping smoking may reduce your chances of getting it.

Using antibiotics to treat viral tonsillitis doesn't significantly reduce the risk of quinsy and isn't routinely recommended.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dez 2018