Basically, for the last year (maybe even longer) I've been having really bad bouts of what the doctors say is 'tonsillitis'. I'm due to have my tonsils removed soon, as a result, but am wondering if it is something to do with my wisdom teeth instead. Basically when I get these bouts (unfortunately I've got one now :( ) I get a really really painful sore throat, swollen glands and swollen throat (usually just one side) and find it difficult to swallow. I can also feel these large lumps ( what I think could be terth at the back of my throat) and my throat is very red. I don't have any puss or anything like that which you're meant to have with tonsillitis, but I do have ear ache. What is it???