Tonsils are those two bumps on each side of the back of your throat. Your tonsils
are "germ catchers" for your body. Sometimes, though, these germs multiply, hang out
on your tonsils, and make them swollen, red, and painful. Usually, medicine can make
you better. But if you keep getting tonsil infections - called tonsillitis
- doctors can help by performing an operation called a tonsillectomy, where they take your tonsils out. Luckily,
our tonsils aren't super important parts of our bodies, so you won't miss them when
they're gone. And while your throat is healing, you can have all the gelatin and ice
cream you can eat!