Ear infection made me immune to tonsillitis

Announcements
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    Apparently the ear infection was caused by the same thing that causes tonsillitis, and I was lucky not to get tonsillitis. My ear hurt like ****, but at least I am now immune from tonsillitis .
    Online

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Kyx)
    Apparently the ear infection was caused by the same thing that causes tonsillitis, and I was lucky not to get tonsillitis. My ear hurt like ****, but at least I am now immune from tonsillitis .
    Tonsillitis is just inflammation of the tonsils and can be caused by a variety of pathogenic agents - it's not possible to be immune from tonsillitis per se (i.e. you could get it again, this time caused by a different virus/bacteria), but you will have developed an immunity to whichever pathogen it was that caused the ear infection, yes.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Reality Check)
    Tonsillitis is just inflammation of the tonsils and can be caused by a variety of pathogenic agents - it's not possible to be immune from tonsillitis per se (i.e. you could get it again, this time caused by a different virus/bacteria), but you will have developed an immunity to whichever pathogen it was that caused the ear infection, yes.
    Nice to know my GP was wrong
 
 
 
Write a reply… Reply
Submit reply

Register

Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?
  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?
  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. Oops, you need to agree to our Ts&Cs to register
  2. Slide to join now Processing…

Updated: October 10, 2016
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Poll
Which is the best season?
Useful resources

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Quick reply
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.