It is contagious only up until the 3rd or 4th day of being on antibiotic, not at any stage.
Tonsillitis is caused by the strep infection and the patient will be contagious in the early stages of tonsillitis. If untreated by antibiotics they can remain contagious for up to two weeks or longer.
If strep bacteria causes the infection, it can remain contagious for up to 2 weeks without treatment. However, antibiotics can shorten the contagious period and limits to about 24 to 48 hours once the therapy starts. http://health.top54u.com/post/How-Long-is-Tonsillitis-Contagious.aspx
If you've been prescribed antibiotics I'm assuming that you tested positive for a bacterial infection. Sometimes you doc will prescribe them anyway (bad idea). Strep can cause tonsillitis and we all know that you wont be contagious after 24 hours of being on antibiotics. If your tonsillitis was caused by a viral infection the antibiotics wont do anything for you except lower your immunity, and you'll still be contagious.
An antibiotic used for things such as tonsillitis.
Tonsillitis is an inflammation of the tonsils. It is caused by an infection, bacterial or viral. While tonsillitis itself is not contagious, the infection is.
An upper respiratory infection is contagious for as long as the active virus is in your system. Taking an antibiotic will help rid the body of the live virus. You will remain contagious for 24 hours following the first treatment of the antibiotic.
Viral tonsillitis is usually caused by common cold viruses. The most common type of cold virus is contagious for about three days.
yes it is
No, you can not give tonsillitis to another individual, especially, if you do not have tonsillitis. This is an inflammatory infection within a person's body. This is not a contagious infection.
till symptom are showing it is contagious
Yes, tonsillitis is highly contagious, if you spend a lot of time with someone who has it, the chances are, there is around 60% you could catch it.
Penicillin is the most commonly used treatment for tonsillitis but apparently there are other anti-biotics that work too.