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

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

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

Answer

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!