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My name is ***** ***** i have tonsillitis and im seeing my

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Hi my name is ***** ***** i have tonsillitis and im seeing my boyfriend on monday and have been taking my medication since yesterday. Will it be contagious if he was to kiss me?
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Customer: Well i first started off with fever, vomiting, head ache really bad ear aches and sore throat this all happened on Thursday
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Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Medical
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I have paid
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 8 months ago.
HelloIf you have strep tonsillitis, you should wait a week, at least. OK, so you might have more questions or want to give me more information: Please use reply to expert if you have further questions. When you are ready, please click a positive rating [hopefully excellent—that’s how we are paid, per rating]. If you forgot something, come back. I am here daily.
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
They said that it was caused from bacteria on my tonsils and they gave me amoxycillin
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 8 months ago.
This is not necessaryif you have been on antibiotics for 24 hours you are fine24 hours and you are goodhttp://www.webmd.com/oral-health/tc/strep-throat-treatment-overview
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
So if ive been on antibiotics for 24hours does that mean it's not contagious?
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 8 months ago.
HelloThis is the original expert.That figure is quoted by sources such as web MD and wickipedia and other popular sites.However, I am a clinician of over 20 years experience, and antibiotics do not always work that quickly.You need to make sure you are symptom free.It takes about 6 doses [a few days] of antibiotics to make sure your treatment is at a steady state.Symptoms often abate starting at about 48 hours.Some strains are resistant to antibiotics, in which case this would not happen.Some strep avoid antibioticshttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26866223Some infections can have a peritonsilar abscess or other problems that delay resolution.For this reasons, I tell my patients to wait up to 7 days, depending on their symptoms, before intimate oral contact. Make sure you wait at least a few days and that your symptoms are clearly improving.Be safe, not sorry. OK, so you might have more questions or want to give me more information: Please use reply to expert if you have further questions. When you are ready, please click a positive rating [hopefully excellent—that’s how we are paid, per rating]. If you forgot something, come back. I am here daily.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 8 months ago.
you are good 24 hours after starting antibiotics. yes

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