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If I Have A Fever And Am On Antibiotics Am I Still Contagious To An Infant
It depends...: It depends on which infection you have and how long you've been on the antibiotic, but it's probably safest to avoid contact with infants until the fever is gone. Talk to the doctor who prescribed the antibiotic for your infection to know for sure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 3yr old daughter was diagnosed with scarlet fever. She has now been on her antibiotic (amoxicillin) for 2 days. Is she still contagious?
Side effects of flu shot in infants? Also, would they be contagious? 6mo got flu shot on Friday and has had elevated temp no fever runny nose cough
2 months old baby had cough and cold and was treated with antibiotics via iv. Baby still has cold for 10 days now with no fever but stuffy noise
Re check!: If your infant is still congested-have your pediatrician evaluate to determine if congestion is from stuffy nose or from the lungs-wheezing-"bronchiolitis" cough. This evaluation will determine what to try for "comfort" care. Often times, the congestion takes 1-2 weeks after your event with IV antibiotics to subside. ...Read more
Maybe: It depends upon what the baby is being treated for and whether the treatment is empirical or directed against a known organism. Even if the antibiotic is appropriate it may take a day or two for all symptoms to be ameliorated. If it is not the right choice of treatment then persistence of fever is not unexpected. ...Read more
Lady in waiting room coughing. Said she had high fever for 5 days. No fever past 2 days. I took my baby outside asap. Was she contagious still?
19 months baby with flatuating fever, max 38.3 min 36.5. Baby looks well and teething too. Doesn't eat much. Docs gave antibiotics for two days. Still?
See Dentist: Although a low-grade fever often accompanies teething, there's no evidence that teething causes fever. Antibiotics should be given ONLY for bacterial infection, and usually for at least 5 days so that bacteria don't build immunity to the medication. PLEASE see a Dentist, preferably a Pediatric Dental Specialist, a children's dentist, as soon as possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
7yearold daughter had flu since Mon. On tamiflu since Tues night. Fever gone since Wed. No symptoms left. Still contagious? I have a 4 month old baby.
Flu: Technically the flu is considered contagious for 5-10 days after the start of symptoms. Basic infection control practices: good hand washing, don't share drinks, utensils, cough or sneeze into a tissue or into your shirt sleeve. Since your 7 yo is no longer symptomatic (no more cough?) then the rest should be easy. ...Read more
Please read the : American Academy of Pediatrics' recommendations for safe sleep: http://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/baby/sleep/Pages/A-Parents-Guide-to-Safe-Sleep.aspx or HealthyChildren.org. Please put your baby to sleep on his/her back in a crib with a firm mattress, no loose bedding or stuffed animals, not in your bed. It truly reduces the chance of SIDS, which can occur up to one year. ...Read more
My son just turned 2 and has a slight fever and runny nose. Should he still be taking infant tylenol and should I still be using saline nose drops?
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