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How Long Is Flu Contagious After Tamiflu
The brand name is tamiflu (oseltamivir). It is a prodrug, which means it is inactive until metabolized by a person's body into the active form. It blocks neuraminidase, an enzyme in influenza virus; by doing this, it prevents the flu virus from detaching from the host cell and slows the spread of the virus. It comes in a tablet form, as ...Read more
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
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 ›
Depends: Most pathogens that cause pneumonia are not contagious. Some organisms like MRSA can spread to healthy contacts and cause colonization. Some organisms like the virus, influenza can cause pneumonia and are contagious during the illness. Drug sensitive tuberculosis is contagious until several weeks into effective multi-drug therapy. ...Read more
48 hours: Usually with in 48 hours but i would probably wait 10 to 14 days. ...Read more
5 days once sick: According to the centers for disease control and prevention (cdc), most healthy adults may be able to infect others beginning 1 day before symptoms develop and up to 5 to 7 days after becoming sick. Tamiflu (oseltamivir) may shorten this by a day, but there is actually little data looking at your question. Some say you can't spread it 24 hrs after your last fever, but that is false. ...Read more
General vs specific: When used after a known exposure, once daily use for 7-10 days is common. Some benefit for up to 6 wks of use is described.However, this should not be used instead of vaccination. The medication has a variety of potential side effects that may limit use. ...Read more
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