Tonsillitis (infection of the tonsils)
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What is tonsillitis?
Tonsillitis is an infection of the tonsils, which are found at the back of your throat. Your tonsils play a role in helping fight infection in the nose, throat and sinuses. Even though the tonsils fight infection, the tonsils themselves can become infected.
Tonsillitis is most common in young children, but anyone can get it.