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Old 01-26-2013, 01:26 AM   #1
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Tonsillitis, still contagious?

So I have been on antibiotics for 48 hours now and still feel mild symptoms. Everything I have read said it takes 24-48 hours to no longer be contagious but if I have a mild sore throat and it looks a little scary back there can I pass it on to people?

My guess is that in the morning I will no longer feel any symptoms because I barely feel them tonight but I keep getting tonsillitis and strep so it will be good to know in the future. Cheers.

 
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Old 01-26-2013, 02:45 AM   #2
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Re: Tonsillitis, still contagious?

My rule of thumb is to allow plenty of time for any contagious illness to pass before chancing spreading it to anyone else. If any symptoms are present, I would not get too close to anyone, and practice extra safe hygiene with hand washing, not sharing utensils, towels, etc., and cover all coughs and sneezes.

You never know now illness can affect others, and it is better safe than sorry. Be well!

 
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:53 AM   #3
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Re: Tonsillitis, still contagious?

Perhaps you consider having them removed since you seem to have chronic issues with them.

 
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:59 PM   #4
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Re: Tonsillitis, still contagious?

I am considering getting them removed, thanks

 
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:30 PM   #5
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Re: Tonsillitis, still contagious?

I wish you well on your recovery and future health.

 
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