An acute inflammation of the tonsils.
The most common organism involved is Streptococcus, although, other bacteria and viruses are often implicated.
signs and symptoms:
• Nasal discharge: watery, albuminous, yellow, greenish, white, blood-streaked, etc.
• Nasal congestion: Can often necessitate mouth-breathing.
• Concurrent symptoms may include: sinus pain; epistaxis; sneezing; itching/tearing eyes; or other signs of a common cold (slight sore throat etc.).