Sep 27, · Can adults have tonsillitis? Tonsillitis most often affects kids and teens, but adults can develop it, too. Tonsillitis is inflammation of the tonsils. The tonsils are two small soft tissue masses Author: Julie Marks. Jun 01, · Tonsillitis may be a common condition in children, but it can also affect adults. Viral infections cause most cases of tonsillitis in adults and children, and at-home treatment with rest, fluids, Author: Danielle Dresden.
Oct 06, · Tonsil issues are actually somewhat common: In fact, close to , people over the age of 15 have theirs removed each year, according to research published in JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck. Nov 27, · Tonsils and adenoids are composed of tissues similar to the lymph nodes or glands. Acute tonsillitis is an infection of the tonsils caused by one of several types of bacteria or viruses. Chronic tonsillitis is a persistent infection of the tonsils and can cause tonsil stone formation.
Chronic throat infection, which is the most common reason adults have their tonsils out. Adults who have the surgery typically have had several sore throats over the past 1 to 3 years or have had a. Apr 10, · For adults who have problems with their tonsils, there is no real alternative to surgery, although some can elect to have an in-office procedure instead, said Dr. .