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Tonsillitus can you catch it?

(8 Posts)
mamachat Thu 17-Jul-08 21:48:59

my 1year old has it and my throat now feels sore too, can you catch it?

Nappyzoneneedsanewname Thu 17-Jul-08 21:52:43

yup - try and head it off though by drinking loads of water, gargling with TCP (bleughhh but sometimes works) gargling with salty water - pray to the gods you dont - i will pray for you too smile

Tonsililtus is evil .

puffylovett Thu 17-Jul-08 21:58:33

yes, there is a viral and a bacterial strain.

you could gargle with a bit of tea tree if you have any ? just don't swallow

mamachat Thu 17-Jul-08 22:02:32

oh gosh didn't know that an doc didn't tell me

puffylovett Thu 17-Jul-08 22:08:53

viral you would have inflammation

bacterial you would have the white spots and pus

or so i was told by hosp when ds had it when he was 6 mths smile

hope you feel better soon

meglet Thu 17-Jul-08 22:11:22

I didn't know it was contagious! I get it a couple of times a year.

Ice cream and ice lollies are the way forward.

mamachat Thu 17-Jul-08 22:51:38

thanks for the tips

mynamechange Thu 17-Jul-08 22:54:58

and if you are really lucky you will have inflammation and white spots!

Gargle with soluble aspirin or paracetamol, and drink plenty of water etc.

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