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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)

An inflammation of the tonsil tissue, which can be either an acute or chronic process. Most of the time, it is caused by infection. In the acute phase, most cases of tonsillitis are viral. Once the problem extends beyond 10 days, it typically ...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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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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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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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

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Can you get tonsillitis from kissing not on the lips?

Can you get tonsillitis from kissing not on the lips?

Doubtful: If the other person has an active infection, such as strep throat that is untreated, you might still get it. Hoep this helps! ...Read more

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Can tonsilitis be spread through kissing and once it os spread will the infected person get the sickness straight away or could be few years later?

Yes: Infectious diseases are routinely spread in oral mucous.The incubation period until a susceptible person becomes infected depends on the illness, but is generally no more than a few days.I am not aware of any illness that waits months or years until it emerges. However, some conditions like oral HPV may infect early without symptoms but show up as pre-cancerous lesions in the throat years later. ...Read more

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Can tonsillitis be spread by a small kiss on the lips or only through french kissing?

Can tonsillitis be spread by a small kiss on the lips or only through french kissing?

Either way: Innoculation (giving a germ from one person to another) can occur with what you think is a minor exposure if the person ill has a high level of germs. So if they are really sick, especially in fever periods or while they have a lot of gunk on their tonsils in this case, they could infect you with just a small kiss. Obviously, the longer and bigger the exposure, the greater the risk of transmission. ...Read more

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When you have infected tonsil and it's lymphoma can you kiss someone and they get tonsillitis?

When you have infected tonsil and it's lymphoma can you kiss someone and they get tonsillitis?

Needs clarification: Infected tonsils and lymphoma are two completely different things (lymphoma is a type of cancer). Having said that, yes if one has an acute tonsillitis, they can spread it to someone if they are playing tonsil hockey (kissing) with someone else....[unfortunately that will be the only hockey we will see for awhile due to the nhl lockout :( ]. ...Read more

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How can you tell if tonsillitis is healing ?

Seeing improvement: The pain, redness, lymph node swelling, tonsil enlargement will improve as it heals. It may take a couple months for the tonsils to return to their original size. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for tonsillitis?

What is the treatment for tonsillitis?

Antibiotics: But this depends upon the etiology (cause) of the tonsillitis. Often bacterial, it may be due to other organisms like viruses. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for tonsillitis?

Tonsillitis: Bacterial tonsillitis is treated with antibiotics. If the patient had a lot of swelling a doc might add steroids. I also recommend chloraseptic spray followed by gargles with listerine. ...Read more