Tonsillitis is a condition of inflammation of tonsils. Tonsils are lymph nodes that are located on both the sides of throat. Although tonsillitis is common among children, adults may very well be affected by it. The most common causes of tonsillitis are viral or bacterial infections that lead the tonsils to enlarge. Common symptoms of this condition include fever, sore throat, difficulty in swallowing, swollen glands, headache, sneezing, runny nose, bad breath, coughing, etc. The worst thing about tonsillitis is that it is highly contagious since the virus or the bacteria travel very fast in the air through droplets. Tonsillitis can be treated very effectively at home with simple home remedies that fight the infection causing bacteria or virus. Here is a list of the best home remedies for tonsillitis.