A 25-year-old female asked:
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the day before i got tonsillitis i kissed someone, will he get it too?

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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 causing your tonsillar inflammation. How do you know he did not give you the tonsillitis.
Answered on Feb 22, 2016
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