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Is strep throat contagious airborne

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Yes: Strep throat is passed via respiratory route from person to person. It can be spread by coughing, sneezing, blowing your nose, sharing utensils or dri... Read More
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
It can be: This condition is caused by the bug: streptococcus, which can be transmitted via salivary contact. It is not supercontagious like those of chicken-pox... Read More
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Of Course: Sure is.Usually thru close contact and respiratory droplets.24-48 hours of approprote antibiotics contains it.

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: Yes it is. Generally thru close contact through aerosol spread from breathing, sneezing, etc. Also perhaps through contact with a glass, toothbrush an... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Family attack rate: Family transmission rates have been stated as low as 1/32 (summer) to as high as 1/4 (winter) for transmission from symptomatic patients per 24 hr of ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Halpern
Periodontics 42 years experience
Very contagious: Don't kiss cough or share eating utensils with people. Wash your hands often. Gargle with listerine without alcohol several times per day. Use a salin... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Mcgranahan
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Spread by contact: Strep throat spreads by contact with saliva from the infected person. Avoiding sharing of food or beverages and other close contact until the infecte... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Treated vs not: Most accept 24 hours on meds as the point where someone is no longer contagious to others through passive contact. Untreated patients may be continuou... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
STREP TONSILLITIS: Strep throat responds easily to antibiotics like penvk and can render you less contagious on the 2nd day but you have to finish it until 10 days for c... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 37 years experience
2 - 5 Days: "Strep throat" is caused by a bacterial infection with Group A Streptococcus. The period between intial infection with bacteria and appearance of sym... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Depends: Most would consider a patient contagious for a period of 24 hrs after the start of therapy.This would include the shot.After that time, spread is much... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Contagious: You will be contagious until you have been on antibiotics for at least 24 hours and for up to 3 weeks if you are not treated with antibiotics.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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See details: It may look normal or it may appear swollen.

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