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Old 08-03-2010, 02:55 AM   #1
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how contagious tonsilitis is if you are on antibiotics.

how long will you be contagious for if you have tonsilitus and are taking antibiotics?

 
Old 08-03-2010, 11:03 AM   #2
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Re: how contagious tonsilitis is if you are on antibiotics.

Probably still contagious because tonsillitis is almost always caused by a virus, which of course is not susceptible to antibiotics. If it truly is a culture proven strep throat.....in terms of contagiousness, it's hard to determine because you can pass the bacteria on to someone else, but it doesn't mean that person will get a symptomatic infection.

Bottom line: cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze, and don't go to any hospital or be around any person with an impaired immune system 7 days from the point you first started feeling sick. That is for THEIR protection, not yours.

 
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