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Contagious (Overview)

One is able to transmit an infection to another by one route or another.


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How long is c diffcile contagious after you get on meds? Should I cancel next week, s dinner for my family? Thanks

How long is c diffcile contagious after you get on meds? Should I cancel next week, s dinner for my family? Thanks

Enjoy your dinner: Clostridium difficile is acquired by ingesting the spore form of the organism. These spores form from the bacteria in stool. If you've been treated and are continent of stool you are not considered contageous. Even if you are colonized with c. Difficile unless you take antibiotics there is little risk of your getting ill. ...Read more

Contagious (Overview)

One is able to transmit an infection to another by one route or another.


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What is the difference between s. Heamolyticus and s. Saprophyticus? Are they both transmitted the same way? Are they both as contagious?

What is the difference between s. Heamolyticus and s. Saprophyticus? Are they both transmitted the same way? Are they both as contagious?

Skin flora: Staphylococcus haemolyticus and staph saprophyticus are bacteria that live on the skin. When they're found in the urine in a man, it's usually because of contamination from the skin of the penis during the process of peeing into the cup. It's not an infection, not contagious, and nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Is mg contagious?

Is mg contagious?

No: If you mean myasthenia gravis, it is not contagious. It is an autoimmune problem that has a relationship to the thymus. Some other neuromuscular problems can be similar, so be sure to get a clear diagnosis if you have not already done so. ...Read more

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Can a smile be contagious?

Can a smile be contagious?

You bet ya'!: "A warm smile is the universal language of kindness." William Arthur Ward ...Read more

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Is athletes food contagious?

Is athletes food contagious?

Yes: Athlete's foot is contagious. It is caused by a fungus that grows in the outer layer of the skin. One of the reasons one should wear bath sandals when showering in a public bath area like a gym. ...Read more

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How long is a cold contagious?

How long is a cold contagious?

Viral Illnesses: There may be a variety of answers to this question, but early is always thought to be the time one is most contagious. So, two days before you are at the peak of your illness to two days after the peak of your illness is when it is most likely to be the most contagious to others. ...Read more

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Ismono contagious and for how long?

Ismono contagious and for how long?

Absolutely: The epstein-barr virus can be spread by a person does not appear sick. People who have an epstein-barr virus infection continue to carry the virus in their saliva and can spread it to others throughout their lifetimes. Avoiding contact with another person's saliva by not sharing drinking glasses or toothbrushes is still a good general disease prevention measure, but most adults will acquire this. ...Read more

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What is sarcadosis? Is it contagious?

What is sarcadosis? Is it contagious?

Sarcoidosis: This granulomatous disorder is of unknown etiology. There is no evidence of person to person communicability. ...Read more

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How to tell if child isn't contagious from HFM?

How to tell if child isn't contagious from HFM?

HFM: People with HFM are most contagious within the first week of illness. However, they can continue to be contagious for days to even weeks after symptoms resolve. Utilizing scrupulous hand washing and other hygiene interventions to prevent spread to minimize chance of viral spread. ...Read more

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Why esbl need to isolate, why is it contagious?

Why esbl need to isolate, why is it contagious?

See below: Esbl means "extended-spectrum beta-lactam". This is a term for bacteria that have a specific resistance to the beta-lactam class of antibiotics. Esbl is not contagious to people but it can be passed among bacteria. The concern is spreading resistance to other people, knocking out the native antibiotic-sensitive bacteria. That's the point of isolation - to prevent the resistance gene spread. ...Read more

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Why is mental health treated as if it is contagious?

Poor understanding: People are often frightened by things they don't understand. Lack of knowledge leaves a vaccuum which is often filled in with fantasy. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: contagious?

What is the definition or description of: contagious?

Contagious means: One is able to transmit an infection to another by one route or another. ...Read more

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Can there be anything that can make a cold less contagious?

Can there be anything that can make a cold less contagious?

Yes: Wash hands often. Cover mouth/ nose when sneezing/ coughing. Have less contact with others when you have a cold. To avoid catching colds from others same things apply. Additionally wash your hands before touching your mouth, nose or eyes. Take care. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if this is contagious (description inside)?

Can you tell me if this is contagious (description inside)?

No: You submittted this to the general medical/ health education site on Healthtap. You can not upload directly to us and none of your health information is showing. Consults can be done via HealthTap Concierge and Prime. ...Read more

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What could this progressive coughing fit be? Is it contagious?

What could this progressive coughing fit be? Is it contagious?

Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Is there a way to know if I am too contagious or not to go to work?

Is there a way to know if I am too contagious or not to go to work?

ASK YOUR DOCTOR: We would need to know about your medical problem. Your dr will know & may want to see you again before advising return to work. ...Read more

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What are some examples of highly contagious diseases that are lethal?

What are some examples of highly contagious diseases that are lethal?

Smallpox: Smallpox is the most famous example. Measles is the most contagious disease and was deadly to the American Indians because it was new to them. Ebola has a high fatality rate but isn't super-catching. Pneumonia plague is very deadly but tends to vanish except during epidemics of ordinary plague. HIV untreated is deadly but is quite hard to catch. ...Read more

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My assistant might be afflicted with ebonics. Might she be contagious?

My assistant might be afflicted with ebonics. Might she be contagious?

Not contagious: Ebonics is african american vernacular english, which is a bit different from american english. An american english speaker who only spends a few hours a day with a person speaking another english dialect, but is not immersed in the other dialect all day long, is not likely to unintentionally start speaking in the other english dialect. ...Read more

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What's the actual difference between infectious and contagious diseases?

What's the actual difference between infectious and contagious diseases?

They are similar: Infectious disease is caused by an organism or particle that may cause disease in a given circumstance. This may or may not be contagious (although many are). The degree of contagiousness (how easily does it spread) helps to qualify a contagious disease, like the flu. ...Read more

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Is it true that you are most contagious with cold as soon as you get the cold?

Is it true that you are most contagious with cold as soon as you get the cold?

Yes: Viral illnesses are often most contagious at onset, often before symptoms are prominent. If it were the other way around, it would be easy to stop an epidemic! ...Read more

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When after you start to get a cold, are you no longer considered to be contagious?

When after you start to get a cold, are you no longer considered to be contagious?

When sx's resolve.: 2 to 3 days before you have cold symptoms you are already contagious. You are the most contagious in the 2nd to 4th day of symptoms. As your symptoms improve you become less contagious. You remain contagious while you have cold symptoms (up to 1 to 2 weeks). ...Read more

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It has been 5 days since I first got sick with a cold, could I still be contagious?

It has been 5 days since I first got sick with a cold, could I still be contagious?

Probably Not.: Did you need Antibiotic?
Are your symptoms getting better?
Take Vit C and Ecanesia to help with Cold.
Avoid sharing the same glass and spoons etc. Wash your hands frequently. ...Read more

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What is blepharconjuntivitis? Is it contagious? What is the cure and how long will it take to cure?

What is blepharconjuntivitis? Is it contagious? What is the cure and how long will it take to cure?

Blurry vision: Bleperoc onjunctivitis is an inflammation of the eyelids and the conjunctiva of the eye. It is usually contagious and treated with antibiotic eye drops. The usual length of ilness is ususally 5 days. ...Read more

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Is this only contagious through toddlers? Or is it spread by all ages? How long from time contracted is it contagious

Is this only contagious through toddlers? Or is it spread by all ages? How long from time contracted is it contagious

Is WHAT contagious?: If you don't provide the needed background information your post cannot be answered. You are welcome to start over. ...Read more

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What happens if you got the shot but didn't take the pills is it still contagious? Could it still be passed on to somebody orally?!

What happens if you got the shot but didn't take the pills is it still contagious? Could it still be passed on to somebody orally?!

No answer possible: Your question is too unclear to allow for an answer. What kind of shot? What pills? Who prescribed this? Need details for a cogent answer. ...Read more