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how long is a person contagious after having cdiff

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
HOW LONG MONO IS CON: How long a person is contagious there is no answer to that, as we dont know how long.Once you have mononucleosis the virus stays in your body and ther ... Read More

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Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
All viruses are not: All viruses are not the same.There are viruses that effect respiratory system, others effect stomach and GI tract, they cauise different symptoms in d ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
30 years experience Family Medicine
48 hours: [not the eddie murphy movie!] usually a person with diphtheria is no longer contagious after they've taken antibiotics for 48 hours.
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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Diphtheria: Transmission is most often person-to-person spread from the respiratory tract and can occur from skin lesions or articles soiled with discharges from ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sperling
24 years experience Hospital-based practice
Depends on the cause: Meningitis can be caused by many difference bacteria, viruses, fungi, and even non-infectious causes. The time that you remain contagious depends on t ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Escobar
8 years experience Family Medicine
Week or more: 1 week or more (especially kids).
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
56 years experience Psychiatry
5 days : At least after sx. Leave; so wash your hands whenever you use the toilet.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
34 years experience Family Medicine
depends: Person continues to be contagious as long as symptoms continue to be present.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Dr. Troy Ross answered
23 years experience Occupational Medicine
Check with your doc: C diff is a very tough infection to clear. Even after antibiotics and resolution of symptoms it is possible to still carry the infection. You should h ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Any time.: C diff can present as a very rapid onset of diarrhea or can sneak up on you. If you can make a week or two out of the hospital your are likely OK, bu ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
Shingles: A person with shingles is contagious only by direct contact. They are contagious for as long as they have a blister-type lesion. Once the blisters r ... Read More
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