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How contagious is tonsillitis?

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Dr. Tal Dagan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Pass it by the mouth

Normally tonsillitis is not contagious unless the infected mucous lands on another person's mucosal membranes.
Therefore, it is recommended to avoid kissing, drinking or eating from the same kitchenware of a person with tonsillitis. Cough with your hand covering your mouth, wash your hands and avoid sneezing on people. Those are the general precautions to be least contagious.

In brief: Pass it by the mouth

Normally tonsillitis is not contagious unless the infected mucous lands on another person's mucosal membranes.
Therefore, it is recommended to avoid kissing, drinking or eating from the same kitchenware of a person with tonsillitis. Cough with your hand covering your mouth, wash your hands and avoid sneezing on people. Those are the general precautions to be least contagious.
Dr. Tal Dagan
Dr. Tal Dagan
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics

In brief: If Infected-Very

If caused by infection-bacterial or viral-very contagious thru moisture droplets released through breathing , coughing, sneezing, etc.
Avoid close contact and use good handwashing techniques.

In brief: If Infected-Very

If caused by infection-bacterial or viral-very contagious thru moisture droplets released through breathing , coughing, sneezing, etc.
Avoid close contact and use good handwashing techniques.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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