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Is tonsillitis contagious?

By Anonymous October 30, 2017 - 9:50am
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I still have white stone looking things in my throut? How contagious am I. Or not?

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Hello Anon

Thank you for writing.

Viral tonsillitis and tonsillitis caused by strep is contagious, certainly for the first few days. If you have been on medication for a couple of days, you will no longer be contagious.

The white stones may be tonsil stones - these are fairly common. Read about the here, including causes and treatments (cut and paste): https://www.empowher.com/ears-nose-amp-throat/content/what-are-tonsilloliths-or-tonsil-stones

October 30, 2017 - 4:08pm
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