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Can You Catch Tonsillitis From Your Dentist
Unlikely: Not likely unless there is mucosal surface contact... And even then i would say the chances are still low. While tonsillitis is a bacterial infection and is by definition contagious.. It's not like a viral infection that is easily spread via mucosal surface contact and through the air and expelled droplets and/or inanimate objects (door knobs, keyboards, etc.). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Tonsillitis can result from either bacteria or viruses. Generally, both of these may be transmitted from one person to another & lead to swelling of the tonsils which we call tonsillitis. Often these bacteria or viruses are caught from people who have no symptoms - called "carriers". Only some people who catch the microbes will get the infection. This depends on an individual’s immune system strength. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
Is tonsillitis, strep and/or pharyngitis catching? Can others catch it from me through common contact while i take antibiotic that works against all 3
Possibly: You can transmit an oral or throat infection by close contact in the early phase of the infection. But not likely with casual contact. Furthermore, after you have been on appropriate antibiotics for 24 hours or so, you won't be infectious. ...Read more
Why do I catch stuff like strep and tonsillitis more than i used to, had two blood transfusions with my hip surgeries, did i catch something from it?
2 separate condition: These two medical conditions should be addressed separately. 1. Tonsillitis, see your PCP for evaluation, tests and treatment. 2. Swollen gums are worth paying attention to; they might be a sign of gum disease or gum infection. See your dentist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why do white spots pop up on my tonsils & they leave holes when i have tonsillitis and ive had tonsillitis more than 5 times is that bad ?
Tonsillar stones: The tonsil have crypts which can harbor collection of debris, dead cells and bacteria. This hardens up to become what is called tonsillar stones. It is common in people with recurrent tonsillitis; they usually don't cause any symptoms and can be washed out with warm salt-water gargle. If it causes pain, see a dentist or ENT for evaluation. For recurrent tonsillitis also see ENT. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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