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1 Signs and symptoms; 2 Causes; 3 Diagnosis; 4 Treatment; 5 Prognosis ... sore throat; red, swollen tonsils; pain when swallowing; high temperature (fever) ...

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.

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.

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: Causes, Symptoms & Diagnosis - Healthline

Swollen tonsils may cause difficulty breathing, which can lead to disturbed sleep. Tonsillitis that is left untreated can result in the infection spreading to the area ...

What is tonsillitis? Who gets tonsillitis? - Medical News Today

Sep 26, 2014 ... There have also been fungal and parasitic causes of tonsillitis. ... The tonsils may swell and become infected themselves as they are collecting ...

Enlarged Tonsils and Adenoids - The Merck Manuals

Learn about Enlarged Tonsils and Adenoids symptoms, diagnosis and ... Enlargement usually causes no symptoms but can cause difficulty breathing or ...

What Causes Swollen Tonsils? - Ear Nose and Throat Disorders

Dec 16, 2014 ... Sometimes, the tonsils become infected by the bacteria and viruses. This causes swelling, redness, pain, and in some cases white or red spots ...

Tonsillitis Causes - Mayo Clinic

The most common bacterium causing tonsillitis is Streptococcus pyogenes ( group A streptococcus), the bacterium that causes strep throat. Other strains of strep ...

Popular Q&A
Q: What can cause your tonsil to swell?
A: If your tonsils are infected, they can swell. Read More »
Q: What causes tonsils to swell up?
A: Tonsillitis is caused when bacteria or viruses invade your tonsils, causing them to Read More »
Q: What causes the tonsils to swell?
A: I used to get tonsilitis as a kid, and had them removed when I was 22. For me, and I'm not a doctor, it was a result of my system being run down, poor diet, lac... Read More »
Q: What causes on tonsil to swell up?
A: You have tight neck muscles causing that. When the muscles are tight they aren't letting blood get past so it backs up into your head and the tonsils are the fi... Read More »
Q: What could cause my boyfriends tonsils to swell and ear to hurt?
A: His tonsils are infected, he needs to see a doctor. He can go to an emergency hospital and be examined there. He needs antibiotics to clear all of that up. The ... Read More »