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can i kiss my girlfriend even tho she has had tonsilitis for two days?

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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Probably not: Since you don't know what is causing her tonsillitis (viral, bacterial),it is best to wait until after she has recovered from it. You may get away without catching the infection but why take the risk- she can live without your kissing (unless she is Snow White )for a few more days?
Answered on Sep 8, 2017

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