In this article, we will discuss the symptoms of tonsillitis, the causes of tonsillitis, and even some tonsillitis home treatments. Everything you need to know about tonsillitis and taking care of it.

What is Tonsillitis?
Tonsillitis is, in very basic terms, the inflammation of the tonsils. What you may not know is that the tonsils are actually a collection of lymphoid tissue at the back of the mouth. There are numerous causes of inflammation. Bacterial infections like strep throat (streptococcus) can cause tonsillitis as well as viral infections like the flu. Even the common cold might trigger tonsillitis. The variety of causes is due in part to what the tonsils actually do. The tonsils act as nets, catching various germs and infections before they can infect your airways. But sometimes, these infections will get the better of the tonsils.


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