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Is it okay to kiss my boyfriend who is healing from tonsilitis?

Is it okay to kiss my boyfriend who is healing from tonsilitis?

Probaqbly not: A healing tonsillitis may be the result of infectious mononucleosis or other viral infection. You have just described the most common route for transmission of an upper respiratory infection that i know of. My advice, if it is not to late, no kissing until your boyfriend is completely recovered. ...Read more

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Tonsillitis (Definition)

Tonsillitis is a condition in which there is a swelling of the tonsils due to a bacterial or viral infection. Common symptoms include fever, and sore throat, ...Read more


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I have tonsillitis but no fever can I still kiss my boyfriend?

I have tonsillitis but no fever can I still kiss my boyfriend?

Tonsillitis: Hello, if you have tonsillitis, that means you have inflammation in that area. The most common type of inflammation would be infectious. Without a fever doesn't guarantee that you aren't contagious. Yes, you could kiss your boyfriend but would he get sick? He could. ...Read more

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Hey two questions, I have Tonsillitis and my boyfriend wants to know that if I kiss him will he get it? He has the flu shot.

Hey two questions, I have Tonsillitis and my boyfriend wants to know that if I kiss him will he get it? He has the flu shot.

He may become ill: if you kiss each other. Even if he had the flu shot, it is not known what type of organism is causing your symptoms. ...Read more

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I have tonsil cancer and it's infected and i kissed my boyfriend and now he's got tonsilitis?

I have tonsil cancer and it's infected and i kissed my boyfriend and now he's got tonsilitis?

Infection, not cance: Oral, throat infections will spread if you swap spit, not a peck on the cheek (but don't do that either, until infection is treated. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get tonsillitis/bacterial infection from kissing boyfriend?

Is it possible to get tonsillitis/bacterial infection from kissing boyfriend?

Infections: Unless your boyfriend was acutely ill and direct contact was made it is unlikely to spontaneously get sick from transfer of saliva. Then again mononucleosis can be transferred from saliva which can cause sore throat, swelling of lymph nodes and general malaise. ...Read more

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Should i kiss someone if I have tonsillitis?

Tonsillitis: Tonsillitis is an infection. Infections are generally considered contagious. When you have an infection, you should avoid kissing as you could share your infection with your kidding partner. Bottom line is that you can certainly kiss with tonsillitis, but you risk spreading your infection around. Even coughing or sneezing is enough to spread some infections. Wash your hands often and get well. ...Read more

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The day before i got tonsillitis i kissed someone, will he get it too?

Possibly: This depends on the cause of the tonsillitis, and the degree to which he was exposed and his immune status and prior exposure to whatever organism is causing your tonsillar inflammation. How do you know he did not give you the tonsillitis. ...Read more

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Can I kiss my girlfriend even tho she has had tonsilitis for two days?

Can I kiss my girlfriend even tho she has had tonsilitis for two days?

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? ...Read more

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I kissed someone and the day after he was diagnosed with tonsillitis will i get it now too?

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. ...Read more

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Can kissing spread viral tonsillitis?

Yes: Any active viral illness may shed contagious particles in the saliva.Those causing tonsillitis are usually acquired through some chance contact with such material. ...Read more