Tonsils are the two lymph nodes located on each side of the back of your throat. Inflammation of tonsils is called tonsillitis. Pharyngitis is inflammation of the pharynx – in the back of the throat. It is commonly known as sore throat. More cases of pharyngitis are reported during winter.

  • Bacterial or viral infections
  • Adenoviruses
  • Influenza virus
  • Herpes simplex virus


  • Loss of appetite
  • Bad breath
  • Ear pain
  • Sore throat
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Tonsils appear red and swollen
June 2, 2018

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