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Incubation Period For Shingles Being Contagious
Complicated: Probably not infectious during the 4-7 week of incubation of the virus in your system because you are in the process of becoming infected with the virus. It has not yet taken hold of your system . After that, it can surface with symptoms or no symptoms at all and you can pass it on to others in your saliva. ...Read more
Yes but........: It is difficult to say when the incubation period started. Mycoplasma is commonly diagnosed with a blood test. The problem with the blood test called igm is that the test has too many false positive (i.e. Positive test when the disease is not present or when it has resolved), a new test called pcr is really good but most clinics do not offer it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Confusing question: You cannot catch shingles from an affected person but if susceptible, you could get chickenpox. If you have had Cpx before you will not be at risk from this person. Shingled differs from Cpx in being less contagious.The germ will not be in their saliva or a cough, just in the debris from the sores. ...Read more
Possibly: The debris from the shingles sores can give chickenpox to a susceptible person.The shingles patient is not secreting the germ in their saliva, as they would during chickenpox.So if the sores are covered or the material is kept away from susceptible people, transfer will not occur. This is quite different from chickenpox, where airborne droplets easily spread the disease before the kid breaks out. ...Read more
Yes, it can be.: If you have mononucleosis the fever usually resolves within about 10 days. Swelling of lymph nodes & organs usually resolves within about a month. You may have fatigue from several weeks to several months. You may be contagious for several months (even if asymptomatic). ...Read more
Can a HSV-2 positive recently infected person (IgM antibodies only) spread the herpes, is the virus contagious at this time?
Is molluscum contagious after the lesions are gone? Can you have a reoccurrence months after? Ibsen told both contagious and not contagious after gone
It shouldn't be.: Molluscum is self-limiting, that is it usually disappears by itself depending on the strength or weakness of your immune system. Often, i see women whose lesions reappear in new locations and this is most likely from reinfection from the same partner. Men's lesions are usually more hidden and harder to notice than in women. If you suspect your partner is reinfecting you send him to a urologist. ...Read more
No: The clinical course of measles has 3 stages a. Incubation period at least eight days while asymptomatic b. Prodrome stage; symptomatic and c. Skin rashes; 5 days after the onset of symptoms an individual with measles can spread the disease to others for about 8 days; starting 4 days before the symptoms appears and ending when the rash has been present for 4 days. ...Read more
No: There's no risk.Get a more detailed answer ›
Longest incubation period for gonorrhea before symptoms appear? Is 2 months a possibility? Severity if it is delayed?
Gonorrhea: In a male, 3-5 days is the incubation period before easily recognized symptoms of urethritis develop. In a female the signs and symptoms may be more obscure and the infection less easily diagnosed. If you have concerns about your status, consult your gynecologist who will order the appropriate tests. ...Read more
After how many days after getting infected by virus of herpes zoster or chicken pox can a man fall ill?
After infected by Rabies, during incubation period but prior to brain being
infected, having rabies vaccine can help the patient survive?
Yes: A person infected with rabies will not show ill signs at first. If he doesn't get rabies shots, the virus will travel to his brain. The incubation period from the time of infection until the signs and symptoms show up, is variable (about 3 weeks to 3 months). The last chance to get rabies shots and not die, is uncertain but is some time before any symptoms appear. ...Read more
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