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how do you catch tonsillitis?

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Dr. Brian Affleck
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsillitis: You can be exposed to someone who has an infection. These infections can be spread by direct contact, coughing or sneezing, or by eating or drinking something that is contaminated. Can also occur if your bodies immune system is weakened and typical mouth bacteria grow out of control.
Answered on Apr 12, 2020
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