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Is it okay to kiss my boyfriend who is healing from tonsilitis

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Probaqbly not: A healing tonsillitis may be the result of infectious mononucleosis or other viral infection. You have just described the most common route for trans ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsillitis: Hello, if you have tonsillitis, that means you have inflammation in that area. The most common type of inflammation would be infectious. Without a fev ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 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 female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Infection, not cance: Oral, throat infections will spread if you swap spit, not a peck on the cheek (but don't do that either, until infection is treated.
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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Affleck
29 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
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 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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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Probably not: Since you don't know what is causing her tonsillitis (viral, bacterial),it is best to wait until after she has recovered from it. You may get away wit ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
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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