Last Reviewed : 12/29/2020

Tonsillitis is an infection of the tonsils. The tonsils are two small glands found at the back of the throat behind the tongue. The function of these glands is not entirely clear, but research suggests that they help to fight infections. It can be caused by either a virus or bacteria, although most cases are viral.The main symptom of tonsillitis is a sore throat and may also be associated with coughing, headaches and a fever. Tonsillitis can spread from person to person through hand contact and through airborne droplets from infected persons.Children and adolescents aged 5-15 years old are most likely to get tonsillitis, but it can affect anyone. It resolves spontaneously or may require antibiotics and tonsillectomy is the final step in the treatment.


We researched this topic for you and found the following best online resources. They are categorized into basic, advanced, and research level based on the extent of information you need. You will be taken to the respective websites by pressing on the links below.



Basic information: webmd, tonsillitis: symptoms, causes, and treatments medscape, tonsillitis and peritonsillar abscess medline plus, tonsillitis health line, tonsillitis nhs, tonsillitis medicine net, tonsillitis and adenoid infection patient, tonsillitis mayo clinic, tonsillitis american academy of otolaryngology, tonsillitis kids health, tonsillitis tonsillitis

Research: otolaryngology: open access, clinical impact of chronic tonsillitis on weight and height parameters in kosovo children, doi:10.4172/2161-119x.1000210 science direct, correlation between throat-related symptoms and histological examination in adults with chronic tonsillitis,

Related topics: learn more about tonsillitis how to prevent frequent episodes of tonsillitis?

Other articles: get rid of tonsillitis and sore throat naturally fast with this home remedy

Other helpful resources: homeopathy for tonsillitis herbal legacy


Videos: khan academy, tonsillitis american academy of otolaryngology, tonsillitis net doctor, tonsillitis virtual medical center, tonsillitis university of maryland, tonsillitis youtube, tonsillitis - natural ayurvedic home remedies youtube, tonsillitis

Presentation/quiz/newspaper: slideshare, tonsillitis slideshare, acute & chronic tonsillitis and their management prezi, tonsillitis prezi, tonsillitis

Please leave your comments:

Related Articles