Tonsillitis refers to inflammation of the tonsils, which are lymph nodes located on both sides of the throat. Tonsillitis is very commonly seen in children, but adults can get it, too.
Tonsillitis occurs as a result of a viral infection or, at times, due to a bacterial infection that causes enlargement of the tonsils. The condition can be of varying degrees – mild, moderate and severe.
Common symptoms of tonsillitis include sore throat, fever, swollen glands on the tonsils, difficulty swallowing, runny nose, headache, bad breath, coughing and sneezing.
A highly contagious disease, tonsillitis spreads very quickly from one person to another. The bacteria or virus is transmitted through droplets in the air from coughing or sneezing or through social contact. This is why you need to treat it immediately.
There are many medicines for tonsillitis. However, you can treat it at home using natural remedies. Home remedies will help manage symptoms and fight the infection.