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How long is tonsilitis contagious for. I started to get sick

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How long is tonsilitis contagious for. I started to get sick on Sunday, went to the dr. yesterday, and started antibiotics yesterday afternoon.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Vikas replied 7 years ago.
Hello kac,

Usually in cases of Tonsillitis caused by bacteria (strept), patient may remain contagious for up to nearly 2 weeks without treatment, on the other hand, treatment with antibiotic in most cases shortens the contagious period and it is reduced to 24 to 48 hours after starting the antibiotic therapy.

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