Normally, tonsils act as a filter to stop germs from entering the respiratory system. But when our immune system gets weaken and our tonsils fail to keep the bacteria off; it finally result in swelling of tonsils, pain in the throat and difficulty in eating. Inflammation and swelling in the two masses of tissue causes Tonsils. Tonsils can also transmit from one person to another by social contact e.g. droplets in the air from sneezing. Tonsillitis can occur at any age and is a common childhood infection.
A sore throat is often the first sign of a cold. However, a sore throat from a cold often gets better or goes away after the first day or two. Other cold symptoms such as a runny nose and congestion may follow the sore throat.
There are two types of Tonsils:
multiple episodes of acute tonsillitis a year
episodes last longer than acute tonsillitis in addition to other symptoms that include:
- chronic sore throat
- bad breath, or halitosis
- tender lymph nodes in the neck