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Tonsillitis is an inflammatory condition affecting the tonsils. Tonsils are a group of filters specifically dedicated to the buccal cavity and help in warding off infections. However when they get inflamed, it leads to tonsillitis. Tonsillitis causes are mainly infectious in nature although few non-infectious causes are also known.
Causes of tonsillitis include :
1. Acute viral infections and bacterial infections like strep throat
2. Rheumatic fever
3. Common cold
4. Weakened immune system
Though the most common tonsillitis causes are acute infections, a chronic duration of tonsillitis is warrant for a tonsillectomy.
Tonsillitis being an acute inflammatory disease is often accompanied with complaints of difficulty in swallowing since the oral passage is connected with the pharynx. Individuals with tonsillitis symptoms seldom present with tell-tale signs of tonsillitis, it is the skill of a physician that discerns other causes.
Symptoms of tonsillitis :
2. Sore throat
3. Difficulty swallowing
5. Inflamed tonsils