What is tonsillitis?
Tonsils act as a defense mechanism. They help protect your body from infection. When the tonsils become infected, the condition is called ‘tonsillitis’.
Tonsillitis can occur at any age and is a common childhood infection. Tonsils are often diagnosed in children from pre-school age to mid-adolescence.
Symptoms of tonsillitis include sore throat, swelling in the tonsils, and fever. This condition is contagious and can be caused by various viruses and bacteria. For example, streptococcal bacteria, cause strep throat; a bacterial infection that causes swelling and pain in the throat). Tonsillitis caused by strep throat can cause serious complications if left untreated.
Causes of tonsillitis:
Causes of viral infection (common cold).
The most common disease in tonsillitis is Streptococcus Pyogenes.
Also, Staphylococcus aureus is Mycoplasma Pneumonia.
Influenza causes tonsils, called flu.
Coronavirus, one of its two subtypes is also the cause of SARS.
By eating or drinking too much cold (ice cream or cold drink).
Weakness of immunity.
Symptoms of tonsillitis:
to have a sore throat
Fever with a sore throat.
Lower jaw swelling.
Pain in eating or drinking water.
Lack of taste or change of taste.
Sore throat and sore throat.
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