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is strep pneumonia contagious

A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grieco
36 years experience Family Medicine
Almost always: Nothing is 100% in medicine, so it can happen that a person has strep pneumonia and if they are on tylenol! aspirin! Motrin ect. Or have a compromised ... Read More
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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Most of the time: Most of the people have fever with a s pneumococcal pneumonia but for those who are severely immune-compromised, there may be no fever which happens w ... Read More
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Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
No: Not all infections have fever. You can have strep pneumonia without a fever.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Hiccoughs: These may occur for several reasons, and are not necessarily associated with Pneumococcal pneumonia unless there is irritation of the diaphragm by inf ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Using this site: We can only respond to what you write in your post. In its present form your post can not be interpreted. Lab values come with units of measure or are ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Strep pneumonia: It spreads person to person via respiratory droplets, so someone could be potentially infected if they are near a coughing/sneezing infected individu ... Read More
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Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
2 to 3 days: Sometimes longer, provided antibiotics are being administered. Some cases can be resistant to treatment. Although it is usually easy to treat, it can ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: This bacterium may be carried in the nasal/sinus passages or the source may be somewhere else eg the lungs. From there the bacteria may spread to the ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christina O'Hara
Specializes in General Practice
Likely: This is common. However, If fever returns, return to PCM. If shortness of breath ensures w fever, head to ED.
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Best not to: Inderal (propranolol) is a beta blocker; albuterol is a beta agonist; so they tend to counter each other; you might get increased bronchospasm with th ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Dinhofer
40 years experience Radiology
Yes: Although not that simple. When someone has MRSA pneumonia, the droplets that come out when they cough can contain MRSA. MRSA is not airborne except ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience Pediatrics
Pneumonia...: Is an infection in the lungs. Common causes include viruses and bacteria, which can be contagious. How contagious it is, and how it's treated, depe ... Read More
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