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What is Quinsy?


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Answered 2011-11-24 06:35:22

Quinsy is a form of bacterial infection of the tonsils, usually by streptococcal bacteria.

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What is the medical meaning of Quinsy?

Quinsy is an old-fashioned word for peritonsillar abscess.


Is quinsy caused by a bacteria?

yes


What is another name for quinsy?

Peritonsillar Abscess


Quinsy is an inflammation of which part of the body?

Throat


Why is the cut of the quinsy area still hurts?

OBAMA


What president bled to death by inflammatory quinsy?

George washington


What illness did Harry Truman contract in July 1952?

He was announced to have quinsy.


Can quinsy cause death?

No, it cannot. Just see your GP as soon as possible! =)


Did somebody assassinate George Washington and who?

no, he was not assassinated, he died of either acute epiglottitis or quinsy


What is quinsy throat?

This answer is taken from the nhs website: "http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Quinsy/Pages/Definition.aspx?url=Pages/What-is-it.aspx" Quinsy is an abscess between the back of the tonsil and the wall of the throat. It is 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, * fever, * difficulty opening the mouth, * difficulty swallowing, * changes to your voice, * bad breath, * 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. Quinsy may be suspected if you have a sore throat that gets a lot worse very quickly, or tonsillitis with more severe symptoms than normal. In most cases of quinsy, you will need to have a small operation in hospital, in order to drain the pus out of the abscess. Usually, the abscess that has formed is aspirated, which means that the pus is sucked out using a needle. However, in some cases, the abscess may be drained surgically by making an incision (cut) and draining the pus away. You will also need to take a course of antibiotics to prevent the infection spreading. In approximately 10-15% of cases of quinsy, the abscess will come back, usually within a year of the first occurrence. If this happens, you may need to have an operation to remove your tonsils (tonsillectomy).


What are some diseases that start with Q?

Some diseases that start with the letter "Q" are: Q fever, Quinsy,and quintan fever.


What is Quincy throat?

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, * fever, * 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.


How do you treat quinsy without going to the hospital?

You have to go to see your gp to get a course of anti biotics, quinsy can be very dangerous, if the abcess burts and u inhale the puss it can cause respiatory problems! Get the anti biotics! At home u can help youself bu drinking plenty, also fresh lime or lemon juice garggled always helps me,


What was john quinsy Adams sibling's names?

John and Abigail Adams had 6 children. There names are Abigail, John Quincy, Susanna, Charles, Thomas, and Elizabeth


What is a whitish pea-sized ball in the back of the mouth near the uvula?

Could be a tonsil stone (quinsy). It is a mass of hardened pus from infected tonsils and if you have these your breath will stink.


Can white spots on your throat be related to wisdom teeth?

Yes, white sport on your throat can be a direct consequence of having infected wisdom teeth. However, this is not the only option. Such white spots can signal about quinsy, for example.


How did Pope Adrian IV die?

The Catholic Encyclopedia doesn't list a cause of death, but Wikipedia says: Adrian died at Anagni on 1 September 1159, reputedly choking on a fly in his wine, but probably of quinsy.


What was George Washington disease?

George Washington Malaria, smallpox, tuberculosis, dysentery, BOILS, tooth loss, hearing loss, presbyopia, infertility, quinsy, pneumonia, epiglottis or strep infection of the larynx. SO HE HAD MANY DISEASES


Is it possible to die of tonsilitis?

Yes, so treat it fast. Untreated tonsillitis can develop into a peritonsillar abscess (also called quinsy). This condition consists of a collection of pus beside the tonsil (peritonsillar space). It is a life threatening complication.


What caused George Washington to die?

George Washington's cause of death has been a subject of debate. He died of either quinsy, "cynanche trachealis" an acute laryngitis, or epiglottis complicated by over zealous blood letting after riding horseback in the cold and snow for several hours.


How did political parties had candidates in the 1824 presidential election?

In the 1824 election the federalist party collapsed and the democratic-republican ran several people so the election ended up in the House as defined by the 12th amendment. The result was the election of John Quinsy Adams and the development of political parties.


What was illness called of when George Washington died?

The official illness that George Washington died from is debated between several illnesses related to the throat. It was reported that he had a bacterial infection of the epiglottis, that he may have had quinsy or Ludwig's angina, and some say that his doctor's treatments of extensive bloodletting, burning his throat, and giving him calomel may have killed him.


What words can you make out of the letters Q you o i n g s t?

Quoting Soy Stogy Quoin Song Quit Yo Go Quoin Sty Go Quints Yo Go Squint Yo Go Quinsy To Go Quint Soy Go Quits Yon Go Quit Nosy


What did George Washington do after his presidency?

Although Washington reluctantly accepted command of the army in 1798 when war with France seemed imminent, he did not assume an active role. He preferred to spend his last years in happy retirement at Mount Vernon. In mid-December, Washington contracted what was probably quinsy or acute laryngitis; he declined rapidly and died at his estate on Dec. 14, 1799.


What did George Washington do after he was president?

Although Washington reluctantly accepted command of the army in 1798 when war with France seemed imminent, he did not assume an active role. He preferred to spend his last years in happy retirement at Mount Vernon. In mid-December, Washington contracted what was probably quinsy or acute laryngitis; he declined rapidly and died at his estate on Dec. 14, 1799.