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Doctor insights on: Incubation Period For Shingles Being Contagious

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How do you calculate the incubation period of CP I saw my friend on Mon and then again on Thur and she had shingles is't from last day or the for firs?

How do you calculate the incubation period of CP I saw my friend on Mon and then again on Thur and she had shingles is't from last day or the for firs?

7 to 21 days: Most of us have already had varicella (chicken pox) or been immunized, so we are immune. "Last day or first" is not an issue. If you were in the same room, especially face- to -face, for over 15 minutes you may have sustained significant exposure. If your friend was treated (acyclovir, famcyclovir, valacyclovir) your risk is very low. If your friend was already 2 or 3 weeks into it your risk is l ...Read more

Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Definition)

A painful blistering skin rash caused by the chickenpox virus (varicella zoster). Early treatment with antiviral medication (within 72 hours) lowers the risk of post-herpetic neuralgia, which is lingering skin pain after the rash disappears. ...Read more


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Please help docs! Is rabies contagious during incubation period?

Please help docs! Is rabies contagious during incubation period?

Yes but very rare: There have been reports of rabies transmitted through organ transplant and transfusion. ...Read more

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My husband has scabies. How long is the incubation period and at what point at you contagious?

My husband has scabies. How long is the incubation period and at what point at you contagious?

As long as 6 weeks: It can be as long as six weeks before symptoms appear, but a much shorter time is usual. Any time you have contact with someone who harbors the mite, you can catch it. Treatment for close contacts of affected persons is recommended. ...Read more

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Can you get norovirus from a prepared burger that sat at room temp for an hour, ate it cold? If so, am I contagious? What's the incubation period?

Can you get norovirus from a prepared burger that sat at room temp for an hour, ate it cold? If so, am I contagious? What's the incubation period?

Norovirus GOOD LUCK: The viruses are transmitted by fecally contaminated food or water; by person-to-person contact;and via aerosolization of the virus and subsequent contamination of surfaces. Noroviruses are the most common cause of viral gastroenteritis in humans, and affect people of all ages.
Norovirus infection is characterized by nausea, forceful vomiting, watery diarrhea, and abdominal pain. ...Read more

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Is molluscum contagiosum contagious during the incubation period between the time a person contracts the virus and the time the first bump appears?

Is molluscum contagiosum contagious during the incubation period between the time a person contracts the virus and the time the first bump appears?

Uncertainty: It is not known for certain whether an individual can transmit the virus during their incubation time, which can be as long as six months.
http://www. Ashasexualhealth. Org/stdsstis/molluscum-contagiosum/Incubation time can be as long as six months. ...Read more

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What is swine flu? What is the incubation period for swine flu, how contagious is it and how beneficial and effective is the h1n1 flu shot?

What is swine flu? What is the incubation period for swine flu, how contagious is it and how beneficial and effective is the h1n1 flu shot?

Swine flu revisited: Swine flu is one of the flu variants that has developed over the last 5-10 years. It just as contagious as the regular flu. As a matter of fact it is a component of this years flu shot and we considerate to be about 85percent effective. ...Read more

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During the incubation period, a person who contracted Pink Eye is contagious?

During the incubation period, a person who contracted Pink Eye is contagious?

Pink eye: If on antibiotic drops for one day then not contagious unless it's viral pink eye then will be until symptoms resolve. ...Read more

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What is the normal incubation period of impetigo?

What is the normal incubation period of impetigo?

Varies: Incubation time will vary based on the bacteria causing the infection but can range from a couple days to a week usually. ...Read more

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What is the incubation period for flu this fall?

Average 2 days: The typical incubation period for influenza is 1—4 days (average: 2 days). Adults shed influenza virus from the day before symptoms begin through 5—10 days after illness onset. However, the amount of virus shed, and presumably infectivity, decreases rapidly by 3—5 days after onset in an experimental human infection model. ...Read more

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What is the incubation period for iatrogenic cjd?

What is the incubation period for iatrogenic cjd?

Potentially years: Many years. For example some of the cases reported have been after exposures almost 20 years earlier. ...Read more

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What is the incubation period for HSV 1?

What is the incubation period for HSV 1?

2-12 days: Incubation period: For HSV-1, the amount of time between contact with the virus and the appearance of symptoms, the incubation period, is two to 12 days. Most people average about three to six days. ...Read more

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What is the typical incubation period of scabies?

What is the typical incubation period of scabies?

4 weeks: You will typically not feel or see anything during that 4 week period. You should be treated if you were exposed to prevent infection. ...Read more

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How long is the average incubation period for the flu?

How long is the average incubation period for the flu?

...: The incubation period for the flu is between 1-4 days. This means that people can pass along the flu to others before they even know they are sick, as well spread the flu to others for 5-7 days after becoming sick. Washing your hands often and getting the flu vaccine are ways you can protect yourself from the flu. ...Read more

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Is there an incubation period for stevens-johnson syndrome?

Is there an incubation period for stevens-johnson syndrome?

No: Incubation period refers to the duration after which a person is transmitted a pathogen (i.e. Virus or bacteria) until the infection is apparent. Stevens-johnson syndrome (sjs) is not an infection and therefore there is no incubation period. Very rarely sjs can result from an individuals 'reaction' to an infection. More often sjs may result from antibiotics used to treat infections. ...Read more

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Is mycoplasma pneumonia contagious during the incubation period?

Is mycoplasma pneumonia contagious during the incubation period?

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 more

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How are the "incubation period" and "window period" of HIV distinguished from each other?

Difference: Incubation period: time when the person is first exposed to the virus to the time when the diesase start to manifest itself
window period: time it takes for the test used to diagnosed the disease can reliably detect the disease; in HIV the elisa test is used to detect an antibody against the virus, it takes around 2-6 weeks for the immnune system to produce it, during this period elisa is (-). ...Read more

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Exposed to someone with the flu 4 days ago. How long is incubation period? Are we in the clear?

Exposed to someone with the flu 4 days ago. How long is incubation period? Are we in the clear?

A few days: The typical incubation period for influenza is 1-4 days (average: 2 days). Adults can be infectious from 1 day before onset of symptoms to 5-7 days after illness onset. Influenza is more infectious in children than adults. ...Read more

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Is syphilis related to gullain barre syndrome? What is the incubation period of syphilis on average?

Is syphilis related to gullain barre syndrome? What is the incubation period of syphilis on average?

Syphilis: No. Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease cause by a bacteria. The neurological symptoms of syphilis take 10-20 years to develop. Guillain-Barré syndrome is an autoimmune disease with rapid ascending weakness in the legs and arms that can cause loss of respiratory function. Cerebrospinal fluid analysis will distinguish between the two diseases. Start using condoms to avoid syphilis. ...Read more

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How long is the incubation period between the time someone coughs or sneezes at me and the time I start feeling sick?

How long is the incubation period between the time someone coughs or sneezes at me and the time I start feeling sick?

Depends on condition: Incubation period for common cold is. 2to3 days but sometimes symptoms can start after 12 hours as it depends on the virus. Same holds true for influenza average is 2 days. Other conditions like Pneumonia etc may have different incubation period. But on average most 2 to 3 days. But symptoms may start earlier at times after 12 hours ...Read more

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What is the incubation period on most STDs?

Very wide range: "Incubation period" can mean time to symptoms or time until transmissible to partners. Many STDs never cause symptoms, especially in women. When symptoms occur, typical times are gonorrhea 3-5 days; chlamydia 1-2 weeks; herpes 3-10 days; syphilis 3-6 weeks; HIV 10-20 days; HPV 1-2 mo. To transmit, 6 mo. To 2 years for warts or abnormal pap smear. If at risk, get tested; don't wait for symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the incubation period for a herpes sore?

Varies, but few days: The incubation period varies from 2 to 20 days (depending on the source). Most lesions probably occur between 5-7 days after exposure. ...Read more

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What is the incubation period for aids?

What is the incubation period for aids?

HIV infection: This is probably the wrong question. There is no 'incubation' period. If you get infected with HIV you are infected with HIV and must be treated to prevent the immune destruction that leads to aids.

Now, from exposure to full on infection is usually a fourteen to twenty-one day process. The new HIV viral tests can be 100% accurate at day 21 or later. ...Read more

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Herpes Zoster (Definition)

Shingles (herpes zoster) is a painful, blistering skin rash due to the varicella-zoster virus, the ...Read more


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