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can you get tonsillitis from kissing

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Dr. David Earle
31 years experience General Surgery
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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Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Akl answered
31 years experience Infectious Disease
No: No you can't.
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Dr. Stephen Camacho
24 years experience Family Medicine
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
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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
56 years experience Infectious Disease
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
36 years experience Infectious Disease
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
A female asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
20 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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
A member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
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.
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
A female asked:
Dr. Ed Kaplan
Dr. Ed Kaplan answered
39 years experience Hematology and Oncology
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.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Infectious diseases are routinely spread in oral mucous.The incubation period until a susceptible person becomes infected depends on the illness, but ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Affleck
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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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