The inflammation of the tonsils is called tonsillitis. The tonsils are two oval-shaped pads of tissue located at the back of the throat. Some of the signs and symptoms are swollen tonsils, difficulty to swallow and sore throat. The most typical causes are due to infection and bacterial infections. When there is proper treatment provided,…


Everyone has a tonsil. This part of the throat serves as the filter. It acts by trapping bacteria which can enter out airways and later may cause infection. Antibodies are also produced by the tonsils which can help in fighting infection. One truth is, it can at times be infected as well. It can be…

Northern Arabian Sea (Jan. 13, 2004) -- Capt. Wan Mun Chin examines a patient suffering from a sore throat and high fever.  Capt. Wan is assigned to the Republic of Singapore tank landing ship RSS Endurance (L 207).  Endurance is participating in a 15-nation coalition exercise Sea Saber 2004.  Endurance will participate as both a compliant and non-compliant vessel for boarding teams.  Sea Saber will provide a multi-tiered training scenario in locating weapons of mass destruction aboard suspect ships operating in waters currently patrolled by coalition forces in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.  U.S. Navy photo by Journalist 1st Class Jeremy L. Wood.  (RELEASED)

Tonsil is located at the back of the throat. It has two masses of tissue which serves as filters. It traps the germs which can possibly enter our airways that can, later on, be the cause of infection. Tonsils also produce antibodies that can fight different infection. There are times when the tonsils become infected…

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