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How Long Are You Contagious With Strep After You Have Started Taking Amoxicillin
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
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
After starting antibiotics how long until other family members would notice symptoms if they were getting strep throat?
Varies: Probably less than 48 hours.Get a more detailed answer ›
If you have a viral sinus infection and are now on antibiotics, how long until you are not contagious?
Antibiotics: should NEVER be used to treat viral infection. PERIOD! ...Read more
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
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
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 have gen. Herpes, and stopped taking valacyclovir for about a week. If i start taking them again, how long will it be to take affect again?
Approx 3 days: you need to build a blood level, which takes about 3 days on med ...Read more
I have been taking cefixime for 5 days and my gonorrhea infection is clearing up how long should I continue taking this pill before i stop?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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