Tonsillitis is seen when the tonsils are inflamed, the condition is diagnosed when the tonsils are red and enlarged. There is presence of pus, and is accompanied by fever, Sore throat, pain in swallowing, and swelling in the neck lymph nodes. Infected tonsils and adenoids block the normal breathing of a person and the drainage of the sinuses, thereby causing harm to other parts of the body. Like speaking, block the tube, which maintains the balance between the ears, leading to hearing loss. More common in children than adults, with the growth of the child the tonsil along with the adenoids tend to atrophy, that means to say they lose their usefulness and just exist as a nonentity.