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Doctor insights on: Contagious Period For Strep Throat

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Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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Is strep throat also contagious during the incubation period?

Is strep throat also contagious during the incubation period?

Yes: If it's in your saliva, it can be spread, whether you are symptomatic or not. ...Read more

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How long is strep throat contagious and what is the incubation period?

Depends: Strep can be carried in a contagious state indefinitely. Once treated, the spread is minimal after 24 hrs. Some people can pick up and carry the germ without infection, ever, while most would become symptomatic within 24-48 hrs. ...Read more

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My period was suppose to come oct 25 but I've been taking amoxicillin for strep throat. It is now oct 27th. Am I late or is it amoxicillin?

My period was suppose to come oct 25 but I've been taking amoxicillin for strep throat. It is now oct 27th. Am I late or is it amoxicillin?

Get well soon!: Two days late is not too unusual even without an illness and meds. So, first get well. Only you (and your guy) know if you had unprotected sex near your ovulation time and that's essential for pregnancy. Ask your doctor for eval if recovery is slow and/or your period skips entirely. I hope you're fine soon in all ways. ...Read more

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Why do gps (or their mas) always aggressively insist I provide first day of last period? Reasons for visits include strep throat, shoulder injury, etc

Why do gps (or their mas) always aggressively insist I provide first day of last period? Reasons for visits include strep throat, shoulder injury, etc

Fetal injury prevent: Because you are capable of being pregnant, the question you find offensive is meant to protect the unborn, if present. Many medicines will cause irreversible damage to the organ systems to, the unborn. In fact, we have a responsibility to you and the baby, and could be held responsible if appropriate care were not exercised in this regard. All sexually active women should be aware of this. ...Read more

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Can strep throat medication cause late period? I've been having A TON of acne and have been tired lately (not sure if that has anything to do with it

Can strep throat medication cause late period? I've been having A TON of acne and have been tired lately (not sure if that has anything to do with it

Not meds, but....: Your being I'll is more likely to have altered your cycle than the medication. The stress of illness on your body can affect hormone levels and thus your period. Remember, though, antibiotics can affect how well your contraception works, so use extra protection if you don't want to get pregnant and are on an type of contraception ...Read more

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Is strep throat very contagious?

Is strep throat very contagious?

Yes: Wash your hands, don't share towels or pillows, cover your mouth if you cough, don't touch other people's food and utensils. ...Read more

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Can you catch strep throat from someone if they don't have a fever yet? It was caught early & the fever hadn't developed yet. Is it still contagious?

Can you catch strep throat from someone if they don't have a fever yet? It was caught early & the fever hadn't developed yet. Is it still contagious?

Yes: You can have strep without fever; someone with strep is contagious for about a day before symptoms start until 24-36 hours after appropriate antibiotics are started. ...Read more

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Hey so I just had strep throat and should I wash all my sheets like are they contagious to my family if they use the same blanket I used when I was sick.

Hey so I just had strep throat and should I wash all my sheets like are they contagious to my family if they use the same blanket I used when I was sick.

Strep: Strep is fairly contagious generally spread by droplets but can contaminate towels and sheets. Good hygiene is the best prevention so washing sheets and blankets would be prudent ...Read more

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Is strep throat contagious?

Is strep throat contagious?

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 or measles which are airborn pathogens--meaning that they can stay in the air and infect others. So, if you are given antibiotics already, you should be fine. Just don't smooch for a few days :-)
good luck. ...Read more

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How contagious is strep throat?

How contagious is strep throat?

Yes: Yes it is. Generally thru close contact through aerosol spread from breathing, sneezing, etc. Also perhaps through contact with a glass, toothbrush and the like. Also from material on the infected persons hands. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how contagious is strep throat?

Can you tell me how contagious is strep throat?

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 saline nose spray. If not better in a few days see your doctor. ...Read more

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My fiancée had strep throat how contagious is it?

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 infected person has been treated with antibiotics for at least 24 hours is wise. If you get a sore throat or fever within a week of contact then call your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is strep throat contagious after bicillin shot?

Is strep throat contagious after bicillin shot?

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 less likely except with intimate contact. ...Read more

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Docs, usually how long is strep throat contagious?

Docs, usually how long is strep throat contagious?

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. ...Read more

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How long does strep throat stop being contagious?

How long does strep throat stop being contagious?

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 continuously contagious. ...Read more

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Strep throat, when will I no longer be contagious if it's been a week now?

Strep throat, when will I no longer be contagious if it's been a week now?

48 hours: You are not contagious after 48 hours from the start of your antibiotics. In rare instances if you have severe tonsillitis, the contagiousness could last a little longer, or if you develop an abcess. However, you need to finish the full course of antibiotics to prevent recurrences and to prevent development of resistant bacteria in your system. ...Read more

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Strep Throat (Definition)

A throat infection caused by a strep bacteria that responds ...Read more


Contagious (Definition)

One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more