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Can you catch tonsillitis from your dentist

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
26 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Unlikely: Not likely unless there is mucosal surface contact... And even then i would say the chances are still low. While tonsillitis is a bacterial infection ... Read More

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Affleck
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsillitis: You can be exposed to someone who has an infection. These infections can be spread by direct contact, coughing or sneezing, or by eating or drinking ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Booth Wainscoat
20 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Tonsillitis can result from either bacteria or viruses. Generally, both of these may be transmitted from one person to another & lead to swelling of t ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Stay away from: people who are sick and wash your hand's often.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Viral/bacterial inf.: Like any upper respiratory infection, you get tonsillitis from some one who is harboring a virus or bacteria in their oral pharynx and they cough, spi ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Culviner
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Possibly: You can transmit an oral or throat infection by close contact in the early phase of the infection. But not likely with casual contact. Furthermore, af ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Steffy
13 years experience Family Medicine
Probably not.: The increase in strep is usually related to increased exposure to people with strep. Stress can lower your immune system strength as well which may be ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Diet : Please read my post on diet. Poor diet affects all function including the immune system.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Jaindl
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
You will either get: Better or develop one of the complications of tonsillitis ie peritonsillar abscess/ retropharyngeal abscess. Since most cases of tonsillitis are viral ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
See below: It can result in swelling of the tonsils which can close off your throat to swallowing and even breathing. The infection can also spread up to the sin ... Read More

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