Throat pain can be tormenting, especially if the discomfort does not go away on its own after a couple of days. Tonsillitis is one of the most common causes of pain in the throat area; this problem may heal on its own after a few days, but in some cases the use of antibiotics may be needed to treat the concern. The pain and discomfort brought by tonsillitis may be concentrated in the throat area alone, but may also involve the ears, the whole head, and the jaw areas.
Depending on the degree of infection and how the body reacts to this problem, a patient may feel extremely sick with the onset of tonsillitis – and can find it difficult to do normal daily activities without the help of medications such as antibiotics. It is important to learn more about the symptoms and causes of tonsillitis, so that the proper treatment can be sought out when these symptoms start to present themselves.
What Causes Tonsillitis?
Tonsillitis results from the inflammation of the tonsils (the throat glands), which are located on the top part of the throat (at the back portion of the mouth). A bacterial or a viral infection can cause the development of tonsillitis, which can affect both children and adults; however, this dental and medical problem is more commonly associated with children, although adults can also suffer from the pain and discomfort of tonsillitis symptoms.
- Pain the throat area/sore throat
- Tonsils that are swollen and red
- Difficulty when swallowing (with pain and discomfort)
- Tonsils with visible white patches on the surface
- Swollen lymph nodes
- Pain and tenderness in the jaw area
- Pain in the ears
- Vomiting or nausea
- Pain and discomfort in the whole face area
- Nose pain/runny nose
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