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Is tonsillitis contagious?

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Is tonsillitis contagious?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

The short answer is yes, it is

This is usually caused by a virus

And these are pretty contagious for the most part
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Apparently I have the chill what's that?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
That is likely related to the infection

You might have strep throat Matt

This is a bacterial infection of the tonsils/throat.

I would get a test for that by a local doctor.

You may need a course of antibiotics.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Should I be of work?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
yes until you get tested.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Is the chill contagious?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
The infection in general is

The chill is just a sign of infection

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I have just tried to get appointment with the doctor and he said can't fit me in I just have the chill
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
I would take ibuprofen for pain and chill

Try to get in as soon as you can
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
He said it wasn't series enough to get an appointment
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
I disagreee but there is little I can do to remedy that Matt

Go to A and E if need be
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
How long is tonsilitis contagious for?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
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