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Doctor insights on: Incubation Period Of Infections From Kissing

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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I kissed a girl who was diagnosed with typhoid 3 days back. Is there a way i can prevent the disease in the incubation period itself by taking meds?

I kissed a girl who was diagnosed with typhoid 3 days back. Is there a way i can prevent the disease in the incubation period itself by taking meds?

See answer: The fact that u cld kiss a girl who was diagnosed to have typhoid fever 3 days ago suggests that she already is on an antibiotic and therefore not contagious, &improved. Doctor will not give u an antibiotic as a precaution. U may never develop the disease. If u do develop a fever the diagnosis becomes easier and u will be promptly treated. Make sure u include a blood culture in the tests ordered. ...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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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

Incubation Period (Definition)

Incubation period is the period between exposure to infection ...Read more