Tonsillitis refers to the inflammation of the tonsils caused by bacterial or viral infection. When caused by group A streptococcus bacterium, it is called Strep Throat. In most cases, the victims recover without any medication.

Viral infection is the most likely cause of tonsillitis with viruses like adenovirus, rhinovirus, coronavirus, Herpes Simplex Virus, HIV, or cytomegalovirus the major culprits. Anaerobic bacteria too are infamous for resulting in tonsillitis, a number of