Tonsillitis aka tonsils is a condition caused by the inflammation of the tonsils, the two oval shaped tissues that can be found at the throat. Usually caused by cold or flu, tonsillitis is a painful condition characterized by symptoms like sore throat, throat pain, headache, trouble swallowing and fever. In certain cases, severe tonsils can cause yellowish white patches to form on the tonsils, indicating a serious infection. In any case, tonsils need to be taken care of quickly in order to prevent the infection from worsening and spreading further. Accordingly, here are some simple, but very effective tips to take care of tonsils.