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Can you get strep throat even if you do not have tonsils?
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
11 doctors agree
In brief: Not Uncommon
Although tonsillectomy greatly reduces the frequency of strep throat, it is not uncommon to still have such an infection in chidren.
Thus you still should be concerned if your child is sick with a sore throat.

In brief: Not Uncommon
Although tonsillectomy greatly reduces the frequency of strep throat, it is not uncommon to still have such an infection in chidren.
Thus you still should be concerned if your child is sick with a sore throat.
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
particularly if he or shee has a fever
Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
In brief: Highly unlikely
Highly unlikely.
I've had a patient who developed not only tonsillitis but an abscess after a previous tonsillectomy. It happens if residual tonsil tissue remains after the tonsillectomy.

In brief: Highly unlikely
Highly unlikely.
I've had a patient who developed not only tonsillitis but an abscess after a previous tonsillectomy. It happens if residual tonsil tissue remains after the tonsillectomy.
Dr. Patrick Melder
Dr. Patrick Melder
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