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A female asked:

Can you get tonsillitis from kissing not on the lips?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 32 years experience
Doubtful: If the other person has an active infection, such as strep throat that is untreated, you might still get it. Hoep this helps!
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