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How long are you contagious with strep after you have started taking amoxicillin?

How long are you contagious with strep after you have started taking amoxicillin?

Generally 24 hours: Once on the antibiotic for 24 hours is typically when schools allow students to go back to class, but i would also recommend reducing your exposure to others until the fever is gone and you start to feel better. ...Read more

Amoxicillin (Definition)

Amoxicillin is in the penicillin class of antibiotics. All penicillins are distinguished by the presence of a beta-lactam ring, and are known to kill bacteria by inhibiting synthesis (production) ...Read more


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After how long of taking antibiotics for strep throat when are you no longer contagious?

After how long of taking antibiotics for strep throat when are you no longer contagious?

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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How long are you contagious if you have pneumonia and are taking steroids for it?

How long are you contagious if you have pneumonia and are taking steroids for it?

Pneumonia: This is seldom transmitted person to person, but communicability depends upon the organism, the areas of lung involved and other factors. Without knowing more info cannot answer your question specifically. ...Read more

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How long after being on amoxicillin for strep throat should someone start feeling better?

How long after being on amoxicillin for strep throat should someone start feeling better?

Better: As long as there are no complications, such as an abscess, within 24-48 hours. If you are not responding to treatment follow up with your doctor. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Can you get amoxicillin rash after you are no longer taking it?

Can you get amoxicillin rash after you are no longer taking it?

Amoxicillin rash: You can develope a rash to Amoxicillin even if you have been off the medication for two weeks. ...Read more

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If I have nearly finished my antibiotics, but have tonsilitis, how long will I be contagious for? Will I get other sick, eg by Sharing drinks/kissing?

If I have nearly finished my antibiotics, but have tonsilitis, how long will I be contagious for? Will I get other sick, eg by Sharing drinks/kissing?

Depends on the cause: Sounds like you've been taking the antibiotic a few days. Continuing symptoms probably means you have a virus, and no virus responds to any antibiotic. Talk to the doc who prescribed it about whether to continue and if you might still be contagious. Also ask about mononucleosis (glandular fever), which might still be contagious by kissing, and is quite common especially if you're under 25 yr old. ...Read more

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How long after you've had a cold are you still contagious?

How long after you've had a cold are you still contagious?

Unclear: Many different viruses can cause an upper respiratory infection (cold), each with a differing course. The time of highest viral shedding and contagiousness is usually days 2-4 of the infection, and shedding usually continues to decrease after that, but does still occur until symptoms resolve. Interestingly, using Aspirin can actually increase your viral shedding and increase the chance of spread. ...Read more

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I got hives, body aches and chills from cipro (ciprofloxacin) and metronidazole. How long until they leave your system if you have taken them for a week?

I got hives, body aches and chills from cipro (ciprofloxacin) and metronidazole. How long until they leave your system if you have taken them for a week?

Few days: For most medication allergies when the drug was taken by mouth, the reaction such as hives will begin to improve after 48-72 hours. Drug with long half-lives (slow to clear from the system) which are usually taken once a day it may take a few more days. ...Read more

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How long are you contagious after a fever?

How long are you contagious after a fever?

Fever: Contagion, or the ability to transmit your illness to others, depends upon the causative organism and the duration of fever may or may not have any relationship to communicability. If we knew what illness you had, could answer this more specifically. ...Read more

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Can you still have a staph infection after taking the antibiotics you were given?

Can you still have a staph infection after taking the antibiotics you were given?

Wrong question: "Staph infection" is not a diagnosis. What are you on antibiotic for? What is the diagnosis? ARE THE SYMPTOMS GONE? That is the issue. If the staph bacteria are sensitive to your antibiotic they may be gone. Ask the DR. who is treating you. ...Read more

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If you are taking amoxicilian antibotics and you develop a yeast infection in 2 days of taking should you stp taking until you clear and start back?

If you are taking amoxicilian antibotics and you develop a yeast infection in 2 days of taking should you stp taking until you clear and start back?

No: If you are sure it is yeast use an ot c yeast treatment, and there are multiple choices of this treatment. If the symptoms continue call your doctor. Do not stop your antibiotics. Stopping and restarting them can lead to resistance and the inability to treat you effectively! ...Read more

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