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    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 .
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    (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.
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    (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
 
 
 
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