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.
You will be given antibiotics to clear the infection.These will usually be given directly into a vein (intravenously) at first, but you may switch to a short course of tablets or capsules once you are well enough leave hospital.
Painkillers, such as paracetamol and ibuprofen , will be given to help ease any pain. You can continue to take these while you recover at home if necessary.
Occasionally, corticosteroid medication may also be used to help reduce the swelling in your throat.
In many cases, antibiotics alone are not effective, and it may be necessary to drain the pus from the abscess. This can be done by:
You will often remain awake during aneedle aspiration or incision and drainage procedure, but you will begiven either a sedative to help you relax and/or a local anaesthetic to numb the area being treated.
Tonsillectomies and some incision and drainage procedures are carried out under general anaesthetic . This means you will be asleep and won't feel any pain while these procedures are carried out.
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