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A 42-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

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A 25-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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A 43-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 52-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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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
29 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Generally it is, whether caused by a virus or a bacteria. Some people are more susceptible than others.
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A female asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sinus infection: If your sinusitis is due to a general viral infection, then yes it is transmissible through intimate contact.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eugene Saltzberg
48 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes: Yes, very!
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
Potentially.: Thrush is an infection of the oral cavity caused by yeast (candida). Most individuals with a healthy immune system have good resistance to yeast infec ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
30 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Mono -also known as the kissing disease - is contagious. It's spread through spit (liking sharing eating utensils and ... Kissing).
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Inflamed Tonsils: Hello, any infection may be contagious especially when it is active. Inflamed tonsils could be due to a virus or bacteria. It would be bet to avoid ki ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Zoster no, c'pox yes: People with their first infection with varicella zoster virus (VZV) (mostly kids w/ chickenpox) are infectious by respiratory secretions -- e.g. cough ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Mankanwal Sachdev
21 years experience Gastroenterology
No: Unless you both happen to be bleeding at the same time, or it is a non traditional virus like epstein barr (mono).
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
19 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Yes: Patients with herpes meningitis should be under contact precautions, as it can be spread like the flu.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Drewitz
26 years experience Gastroenterology
No: Gerd is not an infectious disease.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
35 years experience Dentistry
Strep: Very.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
54 years experience Dentistry
yes: Caused by coxsackie virus passed on in same household -of short duration with vesicles in hard and soft palate preceded by ulcers not that painful -l ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Camacho
23 years experience Family Medicine
Laryngitis: Laryngitis is usually caused by a virus, this virus is spread just as easily as the common cold.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Dinhofer
40 years experience Radiology
Yes: Although not that simple. When someone has MRSA pneumonia, the droplets that come out when they cough can contain MRSA. MRSA is not airborne except ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Riney
36 years experience Pediatrics
No: Carried in nose of smokers.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
If Infected-Very: If caused by infection-bacterial or viral-very contagious thru moisture droplets released through breathing , coughing, sneezing, etc. Avoid close con ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Mononucleosis: Yes it is also called kissing disease as the eb virus is present in saliva and can infect the kissing partner.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Not so likely.: Salmonella organisms are shed in stool. Eating contaminated food or water is the usual way typhoid and other salmonella infections are spread.
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Cold virus: Since bronchitis is usually caused by a cold virus, you might transmit the cold to someone else. That person may then get a cold, with or without bro ... Read More
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