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  • The tonsils sit at the back of the mouth and are part of the body’s immune system.
  • The most common cause of tonsillitis is viral infections.
  • Operating to take out your tonsils may help if you get frequent infections, but the operation is complicated and may be unsafe.
  • After tonsillectomy, your sore throat may last for two to three weeks, but try to get back to your normal diet as soon as possible – avoid sticking to jelly and ice-cream.

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Reviewed on: 30-06-2013