Is tonsillitis a throat disorder?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Tonsillitis can be classified as a throat disorder. The tonsils are near the throat and can affect the throat when inflamed. Inflammation of the tonsils can also be caused by proper throat disorders such as strep throat.

Joan Haizlip, MSN
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Yes, tonsillitis is a throat disorder.  Tonsillitis is an infection of the tonsils, the two oval-shaped nodes in the back of the throat.  When you have tonsillitis, your throat is very painful and you have difficulty swallowing. 


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