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Tonsillitis (cont.)

What are the signs and symptoms of tonsillitis?

Symptoms of tonsillitis may include:

  • Sore throat
  • Difficulty and/or pain with swallowing
  • Fever
  • Difficulty feeding (in babies)
  • Pain with swallowing
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Cough
  • Hoarseness
  • Runny nose
  • Redness and swelling of the tonsils
  • Tenderness in the glands of the neck (swollen lymph glands)
  • White patches or streaks on the tonsils (exudate)
  • Bad breath
  • Redness of the eyes
  • Rash
  • Ear pain (caused by nerves that go to the back of the throat and also go to the ear)
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/30/2015
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