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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
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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