How Do You Know If You Have Tonsillitis?

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If you have some of the following symptoms, you may have a tonsillitis.
  • inflammation and swelling of the tonsils, sometimes severe enough to block the airways
  • Redness of the tonsils
  • A white or yellow coating on the tonsils
  • Painful blisters or ulcers on the throat
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Ear pain
  • Difficulty swallowing or breathing through the mouth
  • Swollen glands in the neck or jaw area
  • Fever, chills
  • Bad breath
In children, symptoms may also include:
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
Call your doctor if you have these signs and symptoms.   Keywords: know if you have tonsillitis; tell if you have tonsillitis.