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If I Have A Fever And Am On Antibiotics Am I Still Contagious To An Infant
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
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 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
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
7yearold daughter had flu since Mon. On tamiflu (oseltamivir) 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 (acetaminophen) and should I still be using saline nose drops?
I had a wisdom tooth infection which I took antibiotics for, but still have signs of infection. Now I have a fever. Resistant to antibiotics/related?
Yes: It is contagiousmore or les for 5 to 7 days but during the last epidemic it occurred to 10 days. ...Read more
I've had a low grade fever for 4 days i'm on antibiotics but it still isn't going away. What do I do?
Depends: This greatly depends on how high a "low grade" fever is, if the fever has been getting better at all, and what infection are the antibiotics treating? ...Read more
Had fever 4 last 3 days (37.3-38.8c)todaygp started me antibiotics. Do i still take paracetamol for d fever?
My son is still running a fever of over 101 and has a cough despite being on antibiotics for 4 days now. Should I be concerned?
Not necessarily: The most likely explanation is that the fever and cough are being caused by one of the many respiratory viruses that are very common this time of year. Antibiotics will not be effective because there is no bacterial infection. It should run its course, but if the fever persists for several more days it is important to have him re-evaluated by his doctor. ...Read more
I have strep. In AM I will take pill 5 of 20 but still running fever of almost 102. Still contagious or can I go to work tomorrow?
I been on antibiotics and still running a fever 100.6 I should not be stress but I am I have a rush on me sould it be something else?
Rephrase your ?:
Don't know what"I have a rush" means. Generally, when a patient has a persistent fever while on an antibiotic, it may be because:
-they have a viral, not bacterial, infection
-the bacteria is resistant to the antibiotic, needs a different one
-they need a higher dose of the antibiotic
-they don't have an infection, something else is wrong
-they are allergic to the antibiotic>>causing a fever ...Read more
Husband has been on antibiotics for about 3 days. Feeling a bit better, but fever is still spiking over 103. Normal? Should we go to the ER?
Urgent Care Clinic: 103 is still relatively high especially if he has been on antibiotics for 3 days. I am not sure what the antibiotics were given for but this may mean that 1) The cause of his infection is possibly viral therefore antibiotics are not helping or 2) the bacteria causing the infection could be resistant to the antibiotic he is on and may need to be changed. He needs a review with his doctor. ...Read more
I started tamiflu (oseltamivir) 2 days, almost 3 days ago and I have no fever for 24 hours and i feel fine. Am i still contagious? If so, how long?
Up to 7 days: The shedding of the virus in your secretions peaks in the first 3 days of the illness but persists up to 7 days regardless of the use of tamiflu (oseltamivir). While the shedding diminishes as the fever drops, it can persist and the need for isolation depends on the situation. ...Read more
After antibiotics for cough had sorethroat colds fever cough again.Now no more colds fever sorethroat but cough still lingering, do I need antibiotics?
Probably not . : Your cough might just be drainage from the back of your throat due to allergies , the cold weather, ; viruses .You may want to try any allergy medicines with expectorant if you need to thin out your mucus . Drink plenty of warm liquids, honey with tea, chicken broth , warm chocolate drinks , coffee etc.If you develop fever and your condition worsened, time to go back to your doctor for an exam. ...Read more
Less contagious: Once a fever has 'broken' that's a really good sign you're on your way to recovery. However, depending on exactly what type of infection you have - it's hard to say with certainty. Certainly you're on the mend, but for some diseases like the flu - I just don't trust them. Especially if there are vulnerable people about (aging grandparents, toddlers etc). Best to double check with your doc. ...Read more
Child with strep, confirmed by rapid test, has been on antibiotics for 4 days and still has fever?
I have mastitis and fever. Shared a bowl of icecream with my baby without thinking. Is mastitis contagious?
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