"Symptoms of tonsillitis include a severe sore throat (which may be experienced as referred pain to the ears), painful/difficult swallowing, coughing, headache, myalgia (muscle aches), fever and chills. Tonsillitis is characterized by signs of red, swollen tonsils which may have a purulent exudative coating of white patches (i.e. pus). Swelling of the cheeks and neck may occur...."
So why do I think I might have it? Well because I have:
a severe sore throat
painful AND difficult swallowing
red, swollen tonsils+white spots
swelling of neck...
Please, say it isn't so?