Sore throat

Tonsillitis is an infection of the tonsils.They are located at the back of the throat.

The main symptom of tonsillitis are:

* A painful throat and difficulty swallowing

* The pain may spread to the ear

* The throat is red and the tonsil may be covered in spots

* May have swollen neck glands and high temperature

Tonsillitis may be caused either by a virus or bacteria. If it recurs frequently then your GP will refer you to a specialist. The tonsils may need to be removed surgically by the ENT specialist.