You can develop tonsillitis if someone with the infection coughs or sneezes near you and you breathe in the droplets. If you touch a contaminated object, like a doorknob, and then touch your nose or mouth, you may also develop tonsillitis. Being in contact with many people increases the risk of being exposed to tonsillitis.Is tonsillitis dangerous in adults?
It is more commonly performed in children than in adults. Like any other surgery, tonsillectomy has risks. The problems that can arise particularly in adults include bleeding, pain, problems with anesthesia and delayed recovery. Abnormal bleeding is more common in adults than in children.