Tonsillitis is an infection caused in the tonsils, two masses of tissue at the back of your throat.
The tonsils act as barriers, catching germs that could somehow enter the airway routes and cause infections. They additionally make antibodies to battle infections. However, once in a while, they get overpowered by germs, bacteria or viruses, causing infections. This can make them swollen and cause problems.
Tonsillitis is common, particularly in kids. It can happen every so often or return over in a short time.
There are three common types of tonsillitis:
The treatment depends on what caused the illness.