Adenoiditis primary prevention

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Mahshid Mir, M.D. [2]

Overview

Primary prevention strategies to prevent adenoiditis include hygienic practices.

Primary prevention

  • Adenoiditis is the inflammation of the adenoids, resulting form either a bacterial of viral infection. Therefore, the most effective form of primary prevention consists of proper hygienic practices as well as avoiding individuals suffering from contagious infections that may result in adenoiditis.
  • Hygienic practices may be defined as the following:
  • Proper hand washing[1]
  • Proper selection of hand hygiene antimicrobial agents
  • Facial cleanliness
  • Proper dental hygiene [2]
  • Avoiding contact between hands, eyes, mouth, and infectious agents

References

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Hand Hygiene. http://www.cdc.gov/handhygiene/providers/guideline.html. Accessed May 5th, 2016.
  2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Topics for Body Hygiene. http://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/hygiene/body/. Accessed May 5th, 2016.

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