Tonsillitis (Tonsil Inflammation)

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

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


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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