How are tonsillitis and peritonsillar abscess (PTA) prevented?

Updated: Apr 06, 2020
  • Author: Udayan K Shah, MD, FACS, FAAP; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Answer

Avoidance of contact with individuals who are ill or patients who are immunocompromised is useful.

The use of the antipneumococcal vaccine may help to prevent acute tonsillitis; however, to date, experience is insufficient to determine whether prevention is likely to occur.


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