• Tonsillitis Symptoms

Symptoms of Tonsillitis

Symptoms of Tonsillitis of Acute type

  • Pain in throat
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Fever, usually high, and may be accompanied by chills
  • Pain in ears occasionally
  • Other constitutional symptoms include malaise, headache, body ache


  • Tonsils red and swollen with yellowish spots of purulent matter
  • Oedema of uvula and soft palate
  • Enlargement of lymph nodes
  • Bad breath (halitosis)

Symptoms Of Tonsillitis of Chronic type

  • Recurrent attacks of pain in throat
  • Chronic irritation in throat with cough
  • Hoarseness of voice with difficulty in swallowing and difficulty in breathing (choking spells)
  • Bad breath