Tonsillitis (Tonsil Inflammation)

About- Tonsillitis is the inflammation of the tonsils, two oval-shaped pads of tissue at the back of the throat. 
 
Symptoms-

 Red, swollen tonsils
 White or yellow coating or patches on the tonsils
 A sore throat 
 Difficulty or painful swallowing 
 Fever
 Enlarged, tender glands (lymph nodes) in the neck
 A scratchy-sounding voice
 Bad breath
 Stiff neck
 A headache
 Chills
 Earaches
 Abdominal Pain
 Jaw and neck tenderness   

Causes-

Tonsillitis is most often caused by common viruses, but bacterial infections can also be the cause. The most common bacterium causing tonsillitis is Streptococcus pyogenes (group A streptococcus), Epstein-Barr virus.
 
Specialist to visit

 Otolaryngologist (ENT)

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References-
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.webmd.com
https://www.nhs.uk

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