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Tonsillitis

Tonsillitis

Open mouth showing uvula, tonsils, and tongue, with detail of healthy tonsils and tonsils red and swollen with tonsillitis.

The main symptom of tonsillitis is a sore throat, which usually appears red and swollen along with the tonsils. The tonsils may have white patches or a yellowish coating.

Current as of: September 27, 2023

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