Tonsillitis is a contagious infection with symptoms such as:
Tonsillitis can be caused acute infection of the tonsils, and several types of bacteria or viruses (for example, strep throat or mononucleosis), chronic tonsillitis, and peritonsillar abscess. Treatment of tonsillitis and adenoids include antibiotics and other medications depending on the cause, symptom relief, and in some cases, surgery (tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy ).Read more: Tonsillitis Article
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Treatment & Diagnosis
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