Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

how can I tell if i am contagious

A female asked:
Dr. Melissa Gowans
20 years experience Pediatrics
HFM: People with HFM are most contagious within the first week of illness. However, they can continue to be contagious for days to even weeks after sympto ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
No: You submittted this to the general medical/ health education site on Healthtap. You can not upload directly to us and none of your health information ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Moffa
27 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Rare: Some contagious bacteria or viruses can lead o colitis type symptoms but most true colitides are autoimmune based
1
1 thank
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
Contagious????: You can't "catch" drug abuse or addiction. However, there is an old saying that "if you lie down with dogs, you rise up with fleas." if you are arou ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Doering
40 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
Yes: Oral HPV can certainly be spread by physical contact
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Stool testing: Looking for proglottids (segments) of the tapeworm or the eggs.
1
1 thank
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: There are several human herpes viruses. All cause initial infection, then lie dormant and may recur later. When dormant, some are not contagious, like ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Less contagious: Once a fever has 'broken' that's a really good sign you're on your way to recovery. However, depending on exactly what type of infection you have - it ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Controlling the flu: The 'flu' is very tricky- I don't trust that virus. Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is reported to reduce 'shedding' of viruses and improve symptoms. However, t ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Goldstein
21 years experience Pediatrics
Bed Bugs: The bite left by a bed bug is not contagious. However, should the bite become secondarily infected, skin to skin contact with another person could pot ... Read More
2
2 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month