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How long will tonsillitis in a 69-year-old be contagious?

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Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil

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Posted on Thu, 20 Dec 2018 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: I have tonisillitis am female 69 years old how long will I be contagious ?
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
2 weeks approximately.

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

A person with bacterial tonsillitis is contagious for up to 2 weeks. Antibiotics shorten this duration. Your medications that you listed don't include antibiotics.

Hope I have answered your query. Wishing you best of health.

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Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil
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