Tonsillitis

Is Tonsillitis Contagious?

What Is Tonsillitis? Tonsillitis is a viral or bacterial infection that causes inflammation and swelling of the tonsils. Regardless of what pathogen is infecting the tonsils, tonsillitis is contagious. About 70% of tonsillitis cases are caused by cold viruses such as andenovirus, rhinovirus, influeza, and others. The remaining cases of tonsillitis are bacterial, mostly streptococcus […]

Ryan Quinn
Strep Throat / Tonsillitis

Tonsillitis vs Strep Throat

Tonsillitis vs Strep Throat While tonsillitis and strep throat share a lot of the same symptoms, they are not the same. Tonsillitis can be caused by several types of viruses and bacterial infections, including the bacteria that cause strep throat. Strep throat is only caused by group A Streptococcus bacteria and never by another virus […]

Leah McCabe
Tonsillitis

How to Cure Tonsillitis

How to Cure Tonsillitis Tonsillitis is a painful and contagious infection of the tonsils. The tonsils are located in the back of the throat and are the body’s first line of defense for harmful bacteria and viruses that enter the body through the mouth. This makes them prone to infection. Tonsillitis typically infects children ages […]

Leah McCabe
Tonsillitis

How to Get Rid of Tonsillitis

How to Get Rid of Tonsillitis Tonsillitis is a viral or bacterial infection of the tonsils. It leaves the tonsils swollen and severely irritated often making swallowing and sometimes even breathing difficult. Tonsillitis is common in children as young as two. It can continue to infect children all the way into their mid teens when […]

Leah McCabe
Tonsillitis

Signs of Tonsillitis

Signs of Tonsillitis Tonsillitis happens when your tonsils get infected by a virus or less commonly bacteria. Tonsillitis is most common in children aged 2 to 15 because when we are young our tonsils are the body’s first line of defense against invading viruses and bacteria. This puts them at an increased risk of infection. […]

Leah McCabe