Tonsillitis - Symptoms

If you have tonsils caused by a viral infection, then you will only have milder symptoms. Common signs and symptoms of tonsillitis include:

  • Sore throat
  • Pain when swallowing
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Red, swollen tonsils
  • Fever
  • swollen lymph nodes (glands) in the neck
  • Headache
  • Coughing
  • Tiredness
  • chills
  • White pus-filled spots on the tonsils
  • Pain in the ears or neck

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