Chronic tonsillitis is generally defined as seven episodes of tonsillitis in the preceding year, five episodes in each of the preceding two years or three episodes in each of the preceding three years.
Chronic tonsillitis is often caused by repeated episodes of acute tonsillitis.
The most common pathogens are streptococci and staphylococci.
The symptoms of chronic tonsillitis are throat discomfort, foreign body sensation, dryness, itching, irritating cough, and bad breath.
A tonsillectomy can be performed to remove the tonsils.
Keywords: chronic tonsillitis symptoms; symptoms chronic tonsillitis.