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Tonsillitis is inflammation of the tonsils most commonly caused by viral or bacterial infection. ... sore throat; red, swollen tonsils; pain when swallowing; high temperature ... The most common cau...

Tonsillitis: Symptoms, Causes, Treatments, Surgery, and More


But sometimes the tonsils themselves become infected. Overwhelmed by bacteria or viruses, they swell and become inflamed, a condition known as tonsillitis.

What Causes Swollen Tonsils? - Verywell


May 4, 2016 ... Swollen tonsils are a common condition and have many causes including strep throat, other infections, cryptic tonsils or more rare health ...

Swollen Tonsils: Check Your Symptoms and Signs - MedicineNet


Nov 21, 2013 ... Get the facts on the causes of swollen tonsils. Pinpoint your symptoms and signs with MedicineNet's Symptom Checker.

Tonsillitis Symptoms, Home Remedies, Contagious - eMedicineHealth


Dec 30, 2015 ... What causes tonsillitis? ... Tonsillitis is a condition characterized by inflammation and swelling of the ... The tonsils may appear red and swollen.

Tonsillitis: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia


The tonsils are lymph nodes in the back of the mouth and top of the throat. ... Swollen tonsils that are not painful or do not cause other problems do not need to  ...

Tonsillitis: Diagnosis, Symptoms And Treatment - Medical News Today


Nov 27, 2015 ... The following article investigates its causes, diagnosis and symptoms. ... Sore throat and pain when swallowing; Red and swollen tonsils with ...

Tonsillitis | American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck ...


Airway obstruction due to swollen tonsils may cause mouth breathing, snoring, nocturnal breathing pauses, or sleep apnea. Lethargy and malaise are common.

Tonsillitis - Mayo Clinic


Signs and symptoms of tonsillitis include swollen tonsils, sore throat, difficulty ... infection with a common virus, but bacterial infections also may cause tonsillitis.

Enlarged Tonsils and Adenoids - Children's Health Issues - Merck ...


Enlarged tonsils and adenoids in children may result from infections but may ... Enlargement usually causes no symptoms but can cause difficulty breathing or ...

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Tonsillitis Causes, Swelling, Pain, & More - WebMD


Mar 11, 2015 ... What is tonsillitis? Learn more about this common cause of children's sore throats from the experts at WebMD.

Tonsillitis: Causes, Symptoms, and Diagnosis - Healthline


Apr 18, 2016 ... In rare cases, tonsillitis can cause the throat to swell so much that it causes trouble breathing. If this happens, seek immediate medical attention.

Tonsillitis. What is tonsillitis? Tonsillitis symptoms and treatment ...


Even if a bacterium is the cause of a tonsil or throat infection, an antibiotic does not make much difference in ... Non-infective causes of a painful or swollen tonsil.