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My 15 month old son was diagnosed with an war infection and

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My 15 month old son was diagnosed with an war infection and tonsillitis and was given an anti biotic. We've been invited to a party on Sunday and I'm wondering if it's contagious
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 3 years ago.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Hi there. Thank you for your question. I will be helping you out with your queries

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Tonsillitis may or may not be contagious. If its viral it is usually contagious. If its caused by a streptococcal infection which is a bacterial infection its also very contagious.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

If the tonsillitis and enlarged adenoids are chronic or caused by a chronic condition, such as sinusitis or allergic rhinitis, it is not likely contagious.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Having said that this infection usually does not remain contagious after twenty four to forty eight hours.

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So by Sunday it will most likely not be contagious.

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