Tonsillitis is inflammation of the tonsils, two oval-shaped pads of tissue at the back of
the throat — one tonsil on each side. Signs and symptoms of tonsillitis include swollen
tonsils, sore throat, difficulty swallowing and tender lymph nodes on the sides of the
Most cases of tonsillitis are caused by infection with a common virus, but bacterial
infections also may cause tonsillitis.
Because appropriate treatment for tonsillitis depends on the cause, it's important to get
a prompt and accurate diagnosis. Surgery to remove tonsils, once a common procedure to
treat tonsillitis, is usually performed only when bacterial tonsillitis occurs frequently,
doesn't respond to other treatments or causes serious complications.
Tonsillitis most commonly affects children between preschool ages and the mid-teenage
years. Common signs and symptoms of tonsillitis include:
Red, swollen tonsils
White or yellow coating or
patches on the tonsils
Difficult or painful
Enlarged, tender glands (lymph nodes) in the neck
A scratchy, muffled or throaty voice
Stomachache, particularly in younger children
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