Tonsillitis is a common condition seen in children, but can also be seen in teenagers and adults. Symptoms of tonsillitis are similar to those of a bad cold or flu, and are accompanied by red and swollen tonsils in the back of the throat. Many tonsillitis cases are Viral in nature and just need to run their course, and should go away within a few days. If your symptoms persist, you notice pus-filled spots on your tonsils or you have a fever, then it is time to be seen and evaluated. Book a medical house call with SickDay online or over the phone for yourself or a family member.