Tonsillitis is a common presentation in primary care , most common in children and young adults. Recurrent tonsillitis has an incidence in the UK of around per population a year. A cough and coryzal symptoms may also be present. A purulent exudate may be present more common in bacterial cases , as well as anterior cervical lymphadenopathy.
Your tonsils you know, those two blobs of tissue at the back of your throat are there for you through every cough, sneeze, and sniffle, battening down the hatches every time an infection tries to invade your body. But every so often, they become swollen and sore, and you might find yourself wondering how to return the favor. As for what might be causing your tonsils to inflate? It could be a number of things.