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can you get tonsillitis from kissing not on the lips?

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Dr. David Earle
30 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!
Answered on Jul 1, 2016
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Dr. Ziad Akl answered
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No: No you can't.
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