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if I have a fever and am on antibiotics am I still contagious to an infant

A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cindy Juster
35 years experience Pediatrics
It depends...: It depends on which infection you have and how long you've been on the antibiotic, but it's probably safest to avoid contact with infants until the fe ... Read More

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A 13-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe not: The flu is considered contagious for a week after the first symptoms appear. Being fever free is nice but not a guarantee.Transfer is usually by saliv ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: Treated patients are considered no longer contagious 24 hours after they start their antibiotic.
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A 6-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
21 years experience Pediatrics
Unrelated: The child's symptoms are unrelated to the vaccine. It is possible the child came in contact with someone with a cold around that time. The flu vacci ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes and no: Yes, you are still contagious, and no, you shouldn't visit a 2 week old. Most bronchitis is viral, not bacterial. Even if you had a bacterial illness, ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Not necessarily: It all depends on the type of virus or bacteria that is causing gastroenteritis to your son. Best protection remains hands hygiene.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends: It depends on how long you have been ill or whether the problem is bacterial or viral plus whether the antibiotic is the right one in a bacterial infe ... Read More
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Possible: But it is more likely that you have a viral sore throat which antibiotics will not help. If it is not better in a few days or it gets worse and you ha ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on cause: Fevers caused by infectious diseases are usually contagious 24 hours after the end of fever, or 24 hours after the start of antibiotics if caused by a ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hackett
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not contagious: The contagious period ends 24-36 hours after beginning antibiotics. Prior to this you could give it to your boyfriend.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Perhaps: Would start off however by using a decongestant (pseudoephedrine) and saline sinus rinse thru a neti-pot, and perhaps a steroid nasal spray. If you a ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience Urgent Care
Virus: Sometimes it could be a virus. See your doctor again.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
NOT likely: Sorry to hear that the hubby is ill. Fortunately, sinus infection is typically not considered contagious. Often, however, the common colds precede the ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
23 years experience Family Medicine
Needs evaluation...: Depending on the type of infection you are having and if it has been complicated now the decision on an alternative antibiotic treatment. You might be ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pearay Ogra
59 years experience Pediatrics
What kind of STD did: effectively treated STD such as GC or chlamydia should not affect future pregannies and their outcome
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
18 years experience Urgent Care
Call your Dr.: Yes, please call your doctor and let him or her know about this right away.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Sex and Kiss: Absolutely not! Please wait a while!
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Yes: You could keep the area covered with a bandage, and wash your hands frequently. Unless you work around very ill people in a healthcare situation, you ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ricardo Estape
29 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
It can: It can harm your baby if you are delivered vaginally while you have a herpes outbreak. Otherwise no.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Teresa Pliskowski
16 years experience Family Medicine
Cold meds: It is okay to use Tylenol, (acetaminophen) antihistamines (ie Benadryl or Claritin) and saline nose sprays while pregnant.
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Inhaled not so: For most who use an inhaled steroid properly, the material settles in the lung tissue and is metabolized off after its primary benefit in the lung.Its ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
20 years experience Pediatrics
Most : Most states, including california, will not perform an abortion after a fetus is "viable" unless the mother's life is in danger. 5 months is pretty c ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
Chronic sore throat: is your question? Not sure what CDC means in your question as you are writing from UK (here it means Center for Disease Control!).But chronic inflamma ... Read More

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