Tonsillitis is an inflammation of the glands of throat. The result of this problem is sore throat. It can be caused by virus or bacteria. When bacteria and viruses enter your body through your nose or mouth, your tonsils act as a filter engulfing the offending organisms in white blood cells. This gives way to minor infection in tonsillitis.
If the infection becomes serious tonsillitis became painful in that particular condition. The virus or infection that causes the tonsillitis is often the ones that frequently affect the respiratory system. They include the flu virus, the Para influenza virus, as well as the adenovirus, the enterovirus, and the rhinovirus.
Some of the causes of tonsillitis are mentioned below:
Tonsillitis can develop as a result of Epstein-Barr virus; this virus can cause glandular fever.
Bacterial tonsillitis is cause by different bacteria but most common between those is streptococcus and this result in strep throat.
Tonsillitis is caused by a super infection of spirochaeta and treponema, in this case called Vincent’s angina or Plaut-Vincent angina.
Tonsillitis may be a result of aberrant immune responses to the normal bacterial flora of the nasopharynx.
Coming in close contact with someone who has tonsil or pharyngeal infection with the above organisms.
Sharing utensils or toothbrushes with people infected by or carrying streptococcal bacteria or the Epstein-Barr virus.
A person who has throat infection and further it changes to tonsillitis.