• dawn dawn
    February 02, 2014
    Can you get Strep Throat or Tonsillitis if you do not have your tonsils?
    dawn dawn
    February 02, 2014

    Can You Still Get Strep Throat If You Don't Have Your Tonsils?

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  • Cindy Cunningham
    Editor
    August 12, 2014
    Cindy Cunningham
    Editor
    August 12, 2014

    Hi Dawn,

     

    I know you posted this several months ago, but I wanted to let you know that, yes, you could still get strep throat. Strep throat is a bacterial infection of the throat and tonsils. Even if you don't have tonsils, it can still affect your throat.  You cannot, however, get tonsillitis.

     

    Here are some links that you might find useful:

     

    Tonsillitis

    Strep Throat (overview)

    Streptococcal screen overview

     

    I hope you are well!

     


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