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When can teacher with pneumonia return to work

A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
LIKELY A COLD: Pneumonia is rarely contagious and colds often cause enough injury to the airways that you may cough for a while before this clears. I wouldn't overt ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to say: There are many possible causes of a pneumonia.Some are contagious, some not.Some bacterial,some not.Your exposure to her may or may not have been the ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: Most bronchitis is triggered initially by viruses,many of which pass like colds through droplets/coughs. Pneumonia is usually a secondary event caused ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Cain
35 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Probably: You will need to take your vitamin d and calcium supplement regularly and have a neck dressing.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Depends: Depends on how bad it was, and what kind of work you do. Usually 1-2 weeks is needed to make sure you are not contagious, and have healed adequately. ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Pneumonia: This all depends upon what type of pneumonia you had, the severity, the therapy and how you are feeling. Generally a week should be sufficient if you ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Sure, if feel well: If you are feeling well, fever is gone, and you're not coughing a lot, there's no reason you cannot return to work. It won't affect you ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Rousseau
Specializes in Palliative Care
Pneumonia: I know this won't be the answer you want, but I don't know nearly enough to be able to tell you when you can return to work. It's best you ask the doc ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
You need to discuss: This with your surgeon and no one else. Only, they know the quality of your bone, the type of fixation used etc etc. You would not want to jeoperdize ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on situation: You are contagious for 6 days from the first fever (for flu).The pneumonia may sap your strength more but is less contagious. You could spread the fl ... Read More
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