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A 18-year-old female asked:
The day before i got tonsillitis i kissed someone, will he get it too?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Infectious Disease 56 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 causing your tonsillar inflammation. How do you know he did not give you the tonsillitis.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
I kissed someone and the day after he was diagnosed with tonsillitis will i get it now too?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Infectious Disease 36 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 could get that too. Whether you will develop tonsillitis as well is impossible to predict.
4.8k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Feb 22, 2016
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