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I have a friend whose son was just diagnosed with a tonsil stone and i wanted to know if he was contagious and should not be allowed around my 3 kids.

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Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Nope: Tonsil stones are not contagious, they are small concretions which form from food and debris within the tonsil. No worries! Hope this helps!
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
Not contagious: Tonsillar stones are made of calcified material that harden in the crypts of the tonsils, from dead cells, or trapped food

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