Home > ENT-ear,nose and throat > Tonsilitis Get the Flash Player to see this player. Rate: (Click the stars to rate) Published on Jun 26, 2008 by RobHicks, Views: 4213 Dr. Rob Hicks discusses tonsilitis. Children and young teenagers are most at risk for tonsillitis. Tonsillitis causes sore throat, fever and other symptoms of infection. A tonsillectomy, which removes the tonsils, will decrease the number of infections in the throat.