Tonsillitis makes you feel terrible

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Tonsillitis is a common illness among children, but adults and teenagers can get it as well. It is an infection at the back of your throat.

The symptoms of tonsillitis include:

  • Sore throat
  • Problems swallowing
  • High temperature of 38C or above
  • Coughing
  • Headache
  • Feeling sick
  • Earache
  • Feeling tired

Tonsils usually last for 3 to 4 days. Your GP will prescribe lozenges, throat sprays, and antiseptic solutions to get rid of the tonsils.