Health: Quinsy…

Googled for this – Quinsy…

Quinsy is an abscess between the back of the tonsil and the wall of the throat. It’s also known as a peritonsillar abscess. It happens when infection spreads from a swollen tonsil to the area around it, usually during a severe case of tonsillitis.

The symptoms of quinsy are similar to tonsillitis and include:

a worsening sore throat, usually on one side,
difficulty opening the mouth
difficulty swallowing
drooling rather than swallowing your own saliva and
swelling of the face and neck.
Quinsy is now rare because most people get effective treatment for tonsillitis early enough to prevent it. Quincy may be suspected if you have a sore throat that gets a lot worse very quickly, or tonsillitis with more severe symptoms than normal.

Quinsy is treated in hospital. The abscess that has formed has to be aspirated (the pus is sucked out) and antibiotics may be needed to prevent the infection spreading.

An operation to remove the tonsils (tonsillectomy) may be recommended a few months after quinsy.

came across this at work yesterday… thought it would interesting to share… since… well.. i feel i am having some kind of throat inflammation now… argh… this morning i threw up blood via my nostril and then… i had quite a bad throat on my right side… wonder how i am gonna get well enough to teach first aid later… might end up resting in bed at home later instead…


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.