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Tonsils are lymph nodes at the top of the throat that produce antibodies to help fight infection. Tonsilitis occurs when the tonsils become infected, causing them to become swollen and sore.
Tonsilitis is an extremely common health issue with most people experiencing it at least once in their lifetime. Although children are most commonly affected, anyone of any age can get tonsillitis.