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How Long After Antibiotics Is Strep Contagious
About a week: Thats the rule of thumb.Get a more detailed answer ›
Strep throat: Strep is contagious for 24-36 hours.Get a more detailed answer ›
Bronchitis: This condition is very rarely bacterial. It is overwhelmingly of viral etiology or due to inhalation of toxic materials. When acute bronchitis is bacterial it is usually due to bordetella pertussis (whooping cough). Without knowing what you have, impossible to predict communicability, but antibiotics not likely to be effective. If this is chronic bronchitis, different subject. ...Read more
48 hours: Usually with in 48 hours but i would probably wait 10 to 14 days. ...Read more
MRSA: Even if you have been treated you are probably still carrying this on your skin and mucous membranes. Depends on your definition of "contagious". This organism is generally transferred person to person by direct hand contact, and then the other person may only become a carrier. Infection requires a break in the skin or soft tissues or introduction into an immune suppressed person. ...Read more
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
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
24 hours: You are okay to return to daycare or school after 24 hours from completing first dose of medication. That being said, I don't think I'd kiss someone or share their cup until on meds for 3 days! Make sure to finish all your meds, though. ...Read more
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