(HealthDay News) -- Tonsils, pink tissue on both sides of the throat, can become infected and inflamed in some people, a condition called tonsillitis.
Here are some signs of tonsillitis, courtesy of the American Academy of Pediatrics:
- Red or swollen tonsils.
- A hoarse voice.
- Yellow or white coating on the tonsils.
- A sore throat.
- Pain swallowing.
- Swollen glands
- A fever.
Parents can see the tonsils by looking at the back of the child's throat with a flashlight. In some cases, the tonsils may have to be removed.