Health Tip: Identifying Tonsillitis

Learn the warning signs

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(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.

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