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How can Tonsillitis be prevented?

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A wide variety of viruses and bacteria can cause tonsillitis, so the best prevention is to follow basic health and hygiene precautions. The following steps are especially helpful for children:

  • Avoid close contact with others who are sick. If possible, keep your child away from children who are known to have tonsillitis or sore throat.
  • Frequently remind your child about the importance of proper hand-washing, especially when around people who appear sick. Also tell your child not to share toothbrushes or eating utensils with other children.
  • Wash and disinfect surfaces and toys.
  • Teach children to cover their mouths when coughing or sneezing, preferably using a tissue so that germs do not get on their hands. Also show them how to use tissues to wipe their noses.
  • Carry disposable wipes and a hand sanitizer to clean hands and to wipe off shopping carts or other shared items in public places.
  • Do not smoke around your child.

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