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Hepatitis Contagious Period
What's the testing window period for hepatitis a, b, c after possible exposure? And is there any other types than these 3?
Depends on testing: The principle causes of chronic hepatitis are Hepatitis B and C, while for acute hepatitis are Hepatitis A and B. There are two types of tests, one that measures the virus itself, the other the antibody response to the virus. Most hepatitis screens measures antibody and is detected 1-3 months after infection. Detection of virus is more expensive but can detect virus earlier, within 1-2 weeks. ...Read more
Quit heavy drinking 2 weeks back. 2weeks later bloods normal with Ultrasound. Cpuld I have had mild hepatitis in this period? Ty
Nothing you mentioned is associated with hepatitis but if you want to postulate the possible, yes, you could have had hepatitis and gotten better.
Without some firm evidence of it, don't wish for it.
Heavy drinking is associated with many problems including alcohol induced hepatitis. I recommend you stop drinking. ...Read more
A friend of mine said if malaria parasites live in you for period or longtime. It can lead to liver problem or hepatitis b.True or false?
It's true: It depends on the species of plasmodium. Of the 5 known species that cause disease in humans, p. Ovale can stay in a certain form in the liver, and can present clinically years later. This species is typically found in western africa but have been reported in other countries outside this region. ...Read more
What is the window period for HIV using a whole blood serum rapid home test? Is it 2 months or 3? What about hepatitis using the same test method?
Depends on the test: For HIV, ithe best test is a "4th generation" test for both HIV antigen and antibody, also called "duo" or "combo" test. It is conclusive any time 4 weeks or more after the last possible exposure. For an antibody-only lab test, 6-8 weeks usually is conclusive. The home self test on oral fluids is 3 months. Hepatitis testing usually not needed after any single exposure; if needed, it's 4-8 weeks. ...Read more
I have Mono Hepatitis and period is late I have no signs of pregnancy and ppl who had mono said they didn't get theirs until months later im stressed?
Mono: It is possible to miss period when your body is stressed with other problems. If the pregnancy test is negative it could be related to other changes in body. You might want to check blood pregnancy test to confirm ...Read more
Does hepatitis c coinfection prolong window period of hiv? Can hiv pcr test detect it at 8 week post possible exposure?
No effect: Duplicate question. See other reply. No effect. ...Read more
Hepatitis A: Yes. Of course. But, children began being immunized for this as part of the pediatric immunizations in the late 1980s or early 1990s in america. Hepatitis a is caught by eating or licking or ingesting fluids or solids infected with hepatitis a. Why do you think you have it? ...Read more
No!: Absolutely hell no!Get a more detailed answer ›
1-2 days before: Onset of swelling glands to 5 days after... ...Read more
Hard to say: You are probably most contagious for the 48 hours before you show any symptoms. You will stay contagious as long as you have symptoms. You should be careful of what contact you have with others, particularly if they are very old or very young or have an immune problem (including those on chemotherapy). ...Read more
It depends: It depend specifically on what test is reactive. There are a dozen different kind of tests and your question is impossible to answer since you did not share exactly what test is positive. Reactive could mean immunity from vaccination to immunity from prior exposure to active disease. ...Read more
Hepatitis: Hepatitis B and C are bloodborne infections. Transmission occurs through exposure to infected blood that gets into your system through an open wound or through mucosa (mouth, eyes, genital, rectal, e.g.). Hepatitis A is acquired through contaminated food and water. You cannot get Hep B or C by touching someone who is infected. ...Read more
Varies: Worldwide, commonest cause of infection-chronic carrier (mom) spreads virus to infant during birth process; this often will lead to a chronic carrier state in infant; process continues over generations. May be prevented with hbig to infant, subsequent immunization. Immunize before sex activity starts may decrease another source for carriage. Not all infected are carriers, or actively infected. ...Read more
How long after symptoms of flu show is it contagious for. And how long is the period of seeing if you will get it?
Yes but........: It is difficult to say when the incubation period started. Mycoplasma is commonly diagnosed with a blood test. The problem with the blood test called igm is that the test has too many false positive (i.e. Positive test when the disease is not present or when it has resolved), a new test called pcr is really good but most clinics do not offer it. ...Read more
My partner had hepatitis A before, his doctor said that he is not contagious now since he already survived it. Am I still at risk to got it?
No danger to you.: Hepatitis A is a predominantly acute gastrointestinal illness that is obtained/transmitted through fecal matter and contaminated food/water sources. Once you have had hepatitis A, you might be sick for ~ 3-4 weeks afterwards but then retain immunity for life. Blood testing will continue to show past exposure to Hep A, but there is no future danger for the patient or any future partners. ...Read more
Can you get norovirus from a prepared burger that sat at room temp for an hour, ate it cold? If so, am I contagious? What's the incubation period?
Norovirus GOOD LUCK:
The viruses are transmitted by fecally contaminated food or water; by person-to-person contact;and via aerosolization of the virus and subsequent contamination of surfaces. Noroviruses are the most common cause of viral gastroenteritis in humans, and affect people of all ages.
Norovirus infection is characterized by nausea, forceful vomiting, watery diarrhea, and abdominal pain. ...Read more
Is bronchial pneumonia contagious? My oldest son has had it for 5 days. Started abx yesterday. Will my other kids get it? Incubation period?
See below: 2 types of bronchial pneumonia: bacterial (you started your son on an antibiotic) and viral (no antibiotics and runs it course over time). Most will say it is no longer contagious when fever goes away. I will say good hand hygiene and not sharing saliva will decrease chances of transmission. Incubation period varies: 1-3 days-even as long as 7-10 days (depends on age and health/immune system). ...Read more
No: There's no risk.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is molluscum contagiosum contagious during the incubation period between the time a person contracts the virus and the time the first bump appears?
Had sex couple months ago. Guy said he was clean. I'm clean. He started without condom I made him put 1 on. But he was briefly inside without, no ejaculation. It was end of periods. What is risk of Hiv or hepatitis? I am getting tested at 3months.
Get tested now: Hepatitis very low risk, HIV maybe higher depending on partner risks (gay, injection drug user, from an HIV endemic area, etc). Overall risk probably is low, but get checked soon. Australia's government sexual health centres are, collectively, the world's best STD/HIV clinics; visit you nearest SHC ASAP. No need to wait 3 mo; modern HIV tests are conclusive at 6+ weeks. Good luck! ...Read more
I visited a mansion. I was asked to put some nylon/metallic paper shoes (reusable)around my sandals. Can I get foot/fungus/Hepatitis/contagious diseases?
Little or no chance.: Relax, you'll be fine.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Can my friend's saliva become contagious in a day after a rabid dog bite on his hand? Will there be symptoms before the contagious period?
Can I be free of HPV (genital warts) forever after period of time? After my body clearing the HPV (Genital warts) will I be contagious? I am single.
How contagious is genital herpes? Is there any treatment that will suppress genital herpes for a long period of time? I just want to know how contagious genital herpes is. Also I want to know if there are any treatments to suppress hsv2 for a long period
Hello.: Hello. If you have active disease it is very contagious. If you have sores you should not have sex. Even if a condom is used it might not adequately prevent contact with all of the lesions. Remember that herpes can be spread even when there aren't active lesions. Regarding suppression, some people with frequent outbreaks receive daily medication (i.e., acyclovir, famciclovir, or valacyclovir). ...Read more
I'm 11 weeks pregnant and my 3 year old has whooping cough will this effect my unborn as I've been exposed to it during the contagious period?!
Not if UR vaccinated: If you received the tdap vaccine within the past few years you and your fetus should be protected. See a maternal-fetal medicine specialist for specific advice! ...Read more
Is hand mouth and foot disease contagious in the incubation period, before the first symptom of a fever?
It spreads by contact with blister, coughing and sneezing in acute stage and post-infection via stool while it's shedding.
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How long is hand, foot, mouth disease contagious for after the onset of symptoms? And can it live on surfaces for long periods of time?
About a week: It is most contagious during the first week of symptoms. People can remain contagious for extended periods of time in some cases. Here is a link from the CDC that gives a lot of information. Http://www. Cdc. Gov/hand-foot-mouth/index. Html ...Read more