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Can you get tonsillitis from kissing

A female asked:
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 32 years experience
Doubtful: If the other person has an active infection, such as strep throat that is untreated, you might still get it. Hoep this helps!
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A female asked:
Dr. Stephen Camacho
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Tonsillitis : Tonsillitis comes from an infection with a virus or bacteria, not cancer. Cancer is not a communicable disease.
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Dr. Eyas Othman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
No: No ther is no relation between throat cancer and throt infection.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Possibly: This depends on the cause of the tonsillitis, and the degree to which he was exposed and his immune status and prior exposure to whatever organism is ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
Cold: In most cases, tonsillitis is essentially just a cold. You could definitely get a cold from having kissed this person. If he has strep throat, you c... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Needs clarification: Infected tonsils and lymphoma are two completely different things (lymphoma is a type of cancer). Having said that, yes if one has an acute tonsilliti... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
He may become ill: if you kiss each other. Even if he had the flu shot, it is not known what type of organism is causing your symptoms.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weisberg
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Infections: Unless your boyfriend was acutely ill and direct contact was made it is unlikely to spontaneously get sick from transfer of saliva. Then again mononuc... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ed Kaplan
Hematology and Oncology 40 years experience
YU huh: Unsure what the cancer has to do with story.... But if you have strep throat you can give it to someone by kissing.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Affleck
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Tonsillitis: Tonsillitis is an infection. Infections are generally considered contagious. When you have an infection, you should avoid kissing as you could share... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Yes: Any active viral illness may shed contagious particles in the saliva.Those causing tonsillitis are usually acquired through some chance contact with s... Read More
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