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How Long After Antibiotics Is Strep Contagious
Antibiotics first?: If you are treated with antibiotics and then get strep testing your results may be negative. Prior to antibiotics, the rapid strep test takes 15 to 20 minutes to get a result and a culture can take 24 to 48 hours to get a result back. Good luck ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Conflict: Is it viral or bacterial? Usually for 48 hours on antibiotics if bacterial. ...Read more
I was Dxd w/strep Tues & started antibiotic. It's Friday & I still have fever. Is this normal? How long should the fever last after starting Rx?
How long does it take after taking antibiotic for uti ...to test positive again after for strep B I'm still having slight symptoms after finished?
How long does it take for bacterial contagious pinkeye to be gone, while using antibiotic eyedrops?
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
Discharge: You are contagious as long as you have any discharge, even with antibiotic ointment or drops. Don't touch or rub your eyes. Use a tissue to clear away any discharge, throw the tissue away, and wash your hands. When you wash your face and eyes, use a white hand towel to dry then bleach the towel. Change and wash your pillow cases daily. Sanitize your door knobs and purse to help prevent reinfection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Viral or bacterial?: If your pink eye issue to a bacterial infection, you should no longer be considered contagious after 24-48 hours after starting the antibiotic drops. If, however, your pink eye is due to viral infection, you are likely to be contagious for as long as you are having symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It Depends: If the pink eye is caused by bacteria and the drops have effective antibiotics, then it is thought 24-48 hrs eliminates the contagion. Since the drops are ineffective for viral pink eye, as long as the eye is red, the infection is probably contagious. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long is c-diff contagious if you are on an antibiotic to fix it?
And what is considered diarrhea? Is mushy stool considered diarrhea?
Until clear: C-diff is not very contagious if one follows routine hygiened measures by washing hands with soap and water ( the sanitizing gel won't do the job). However until the diarrhea has cleared completely, one should assume that it remains contagious until proven otherwise. If the mushy stool is not what you usually have, then it can still be considered diarrhea. ...Read more
Strep throat: Strep is contagious for 24-36 hours.Get a more detailed answer ›
How long is staph folliculitis contagious after beginning an oral antibiotic? The rash is not spreading and is fading, but still visible.
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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