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How long is tonsillitis contagious?

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Old 04-23-2009, 02:04 AM   #1
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How long is tonsillitis contagious?

Hi, about two weeks ago my boyfriend was diagnosed with tonsillitis and went to have his tonsils taken out at the hospital. We're both working towards our finals so we quarantined ourselves from each other as soon as he found out he had it to try and prevent me catching it. He had them out about ten days ago and had a course of antibiotics. How long is tonsillitis contagious, and will it be safe yet for us to have contact again?

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Old 06-03-2009, 12:28 AM   #2
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Re: How long is tonsillitis contagious?

Tonsilitis can stay contageous up to two weeks without treatment. In theraputic treatment with antibiotics can be contageous 24-48 hours but not after that.

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