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Is chronic tonsillitis contagious? If you have chronic tonsillitis can other people get it?

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Dr. Michael Falk
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The short answer- possibly.
A person with chronic tonsillitis that is caused by group a strep is contagious until they are 24 hours into a course of antibiotics. A person with chronic tonsillitis that is caused by other conditions such as acid reflux or enlarged tonsils is not contagious. As you may have guessed, the only way to find the answer is to see the doctor.

In brief: The

The short answer- possibly.
A person with chronic tonsillitis that is caused by group a strep is contagious until they are 24 hours into a course of antibiotics. A person with chronic tonsillitis that is caused by other conditions such as acid reflux or enlarged tonsils is not contagious. As you may have guessed, the only way to find the answer is to see the doctor.
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