how long is flu contagious after fever breaks

how long is the flu contagious after fever has broken and aches are gone?

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Virus sheding in Influenza begins 1 day before the start of symptoms and then continues for about 8 days after the start of symptoms. This would be the time that patients are contageous.
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How long after I have had the flu after my fever has broken am I contagious?

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The period when an infected person is contagious depends on the age and health of the person. Studies show that most healthy adults may be able to infect others from 1 day prior to becoming sick and for 5 days after they first develop symptoms. Some young children with weakened immune systems may be contagious for longer than a week.
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Should someone return to work or school after the stomach flu with a low fever? How long is someone contagious after showing symptoms?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics
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Low fever means what


What is your definition of low fever? Normal course on stomach flu. Lasts about 5-7 days
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The way to tell 'flu' from a cold is that flu puts you to bed aching all over with fever.

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My 2 yr old got the flu mist. 48 hrs later he has a runny nose and low grade fever. Could this be from the mist? Is he contagious? How long last?

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Possibly, both;


If he is contagious, it is with the weakened flu virus, and the most he can do to someone else is give them a free Flumist by sneezing on them.
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I have been diagnosed with H1N1 flu. How long am I contagious? High fever is gone. Now have low grade fever with cough/phlegm, fatigue, sinusitis.

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics
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You usually are contagious 7-10 days with the flu. However, you have developed a secondary infection so I would advise you to see you doctor
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Cold flu how many days after fever breaks are you contagious?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease
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This is highly dependent on the particular virus with which you were infected. Many people call their infection "flu" when it was not truly influenza. Be more specific and rephrase the question.
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Got conflicting advice for flu A. Am I not contagious after 5 days or after being fever free for 24 hrs?

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Dr. Scott J. Diede
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I got the five day recommendation from the Center for Disease Control website (one of the best authorities on infectious diseases). See: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/spread.htm Hope you are feeling better.
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Body aches/diarrhea/no fever. Saw MD this am, got steroid shot. Flu&strep came back negative. Could this be contagious? I have a 7mo old at home!

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Dr. Martin Raff
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Without knowing exactly what you had there is no way to know whether or not it is communicable to your baby, but it would probably be too late by now anyway. Hope the baby stays well and that you clear up quickly.
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I had the swine flu. Got tamiflu which worked and I feel better no more fever. Today is the fifth day since it started on sat am I still contagious?

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Probably not


The virus is transmitted via water droplets in your coughs/sneezes. If you are not coughing/sneezing etc...and that you took tamiflu already, it is not likely that you are contagious now. But, caution is always advised. cover your coughs/sneezes and wash your hands... good luck
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