A 43-year-old member asked:
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i kissed someone and the day after he was diagnosed with tonsillitis will i get it now too?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Cold: In most cases, tonsillitis is essentially just a cold. You could definitely get a cold from having kissed this person. If he has strep throat, you could get that too. Whether you will develop tonsillitis as well is impossible to predict.
Answered on Nov 12, 2013

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