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Is Croup Contagious To Pregnant Women
How dangerous is croup cough in pregnant woman? 6 months pregnant, son has mild croup, I have sore throat a few mornings only. Danger to fetus?
Usually no danger: Croup coughs are generally caused by viruses such as parainfluenza, adenovirus, influenza (the flu), and a virus called RSV. None of these viruses should effect the fetus in utero and you should be able to get over them without any extra medical help. However, pregnant women can suffer more problems from respiratory illnesses than non-pregnant women, so if *you* don't feel very well, see your Dr! ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Have pityriasis rosea. Am I contagious? Can I give it to kids/pregnant women? Do I have HPV if I got this? Is it connected?
No X 3: Once the rash of pr has emerged the contagious period of whatever caused it has passed. It has no known link to hpv. Some suspect human herpes virus strains 6 and 7 (not herpes)as a potential cause but data to confirm this is limited. It is a self limited condition that will fade without treatment over weeks to months. ...Read more
Parainfluenza: Parainfluenza is contagious. Keep him home.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is croup contagious to adults? My niece has it she lives upstairs and she hugged me hours before she got a fever. Am I at risk
Yes and no: Croup is triggered by several common respiratory viruses that can infect anyone at any age that is not immune. However, the response of each patient is different. Croup is a pattern that involves the rubbery and small airways of kids & primarily emerges in those 6m to 6yr. Older kids and adults tend to have a cold/cough or laryngitis with the same germ. If you had that strain as a kid you are immune ...Read more
My son started having symptoms of croup 48 hours ago. He was diagnosed by a Dr. Today. His fever is gone now. How much longer will he be contagious?
Shedding for awhile: Viral shedding, or period of contagiousness, for these types of viruses can last weeks, and are shed through the upper respiratory structures. However, since most of the shedding occurs during the time that the person is feeling very sick and febrile, let your son's behavior and overall appearance be your guide. Most daycares and schools require a 24 hour fever free period (without medications). ...Read more
Yes: Croup is usually triggered by one of several upper respiratory viruses that are all contageous. However, the croup like illness is rather age specific, occuring most fro age 6 m to 6 yr. Older kids or adults tend to have cold like symptoms or laryngitis if they get the germ. If a person has been infected by that virus strain before they would be immune. ...Read more
At least a week: Most viruses follow the same basic pattern. Viral numbers expand exponentially until our immune systems can generate an effective response (fever is the first attempt). Antibody response to viruses takes 3-5 days and peak infectivity is usually the first week. We continue to shed virus for 1-2 weeks after. Respiratory viruses are spread by droplets which can travel up to 4 feet through the air. ...Read more
I had gotten Croup as a teen and I now get it every year in the fall im 24, is it still contagious when I have it? And will it ever go away?
How contagious is croup? My 2 yr old and 4 mo old were around child yesterday who was diagnosed last night. What should I look out for?
Croup: Look for barking cough, hoarseness and noisy breathing called stridor. Symptoms may be mild to moderate and get worse at night. It is contagious and caused by a virus and is self limiting and can be treated with steroids and in severe cases Epinephrine as well, children with sever cruip may need hospitalisation. ...Read more
Daughter on methotrexate and my son has bronchitis and croup. Dr says he is contagious so should I find someone to keep my daughter overnight?
Confusing question: In more than 3 decades of caring for kids, I have never labeled a 2 month old as having the croup.Cough, maybe, and usually from environmental irritants, and not contagious, but never croup. Any crouping at that age would indicate an airway abnormality that deserves evaluation (laryngomalacia). ...Read more
How long is croup contagious? My son drank out nieces cup who had it last wk. Her fever is gone and she's back at school. Still has a cough. Worry?
Unlikely...: Though one may contract a virus by touching a contaminated surface and then touching the eyes, nose or mouth, the timing of your niece's illness makes it unlikely. Croup is usually caused by a virus infection, most often a parainfluenza virus. After the third day of symptoms, a patient will begin to clinically improve. The cough may in itself represent a post-viral cough that may persist for weeks. ...Read more
Hi there my daughter is 29 weeks pregnant and has been infected with croup. Will this have any effects on the unborn baby.
It depends: On the severity of the illness. Croup is a parainfluenza virus which causes a barking cough. If her breathing is compromised it can decrease oxygen to her and the baby. Her doctor can evaluate her for the severity of the illness and determine if she needs treatment. Steroids and or epinephrine are the most common treatments ...Read more
31 weeks pregnant and have a horrible barking cough to the point of it hurting could it be croup? If so can it harm my baby?
I am 34wks pregnant. I have guest who frequently suffers from sinusitis and currently have one almost treated, without symptoms. Is it contagious?
NO: But both maintain good hygene wash your hands, frequently and if you touch any thing, go for your regular scheduled check ups. You will be fine ...Read more
I've had a cold for over a week and I'm almost 2 months pregnant and my boyfriend thinks I'm going to get him sick! Am I contagious?
I am pregnant. And I have a fungus in my vagina. Can I still have intercourse with my husband or is it contagious?
When pregnant, what are long-term risks to an unborn child of working in a pediatric office? (like being exposed to flu and other contagious diseases)
That's a tough one,: Because you can get your torch titers & take the flu-mist before you conceive, wash your hands till they're raw, & still get sneezed, pooped or peed on with goodness knows what. In light of the recent danish article on increased incidence of autism in children whose moms had a viral illness with fever for a week, not always the 'flu, i'd say it's a personal decision till we know more. ...Read more
A contractor came with a open bleeding wound on hand. He handshake with me and also touched everywhere in my house. I don't know his health status. Should I worry of any contagious disease? Do I need any cleaning of the house? I am 36w pregnant.
I'm 17 weeks pregnant and live with my Nana who is now in ICU for meningitis the doc said she's not contagious but they don't even know wat caused it?
Sad situation.: I am sorry to hear of this. Is there a specific question that we can help you with? ...Read more
I'm 11 weeks pregnant and my 3 year old has whooping cough will this effect my unborn as I've been exposed to it during the contagious period?!
Not if UR vaccinated: If you received the tdap vaccine within the past few years you and your fetus should be protected. See a maternal-fetal medicine specialist for specific advice! ...Read more
I'm 17 weeks pregnant my nana has meningitis her doc. Say she's not contagious but after seeing her I had low grade fever headache and backpain?
Call OB doc.: Call your OB doc right away and see what is best for you to do. ...Read more
Our dog has a strep ear infection (it was cultured). What kind of strep is that and is it contagious to my 12 mo old or me (I'm 14 weeks pregnant).?
Hard to say: Strep is a family name like Jones or Smith. Group a Streptococcus is the germ of strep throat, While group B strep is a cause of newborn infections. Unless your culture actually went far enough to do specific typing, and you provide us with that detail, no realistic answer can be provided. ...Read more
If I have rhinitis while pregnant, is it still contagious? Like I have a cough stuffy nose and sore throat plus sneezina a lot.
Depends: If it is viral, yes. Typical cold viruses won't affect the baby although cytomegalovirus can. In the last trimester it is common for a pregnant woman to develop nasal congestion and drainage, rhinitis of pregnancy, caused by placental growth hormone. The symptoms you describe are more allergic. ...Read more
Adult croup. Hi I am a 42 yr old female in good health since 2012 I have been getting croup and tracheitis. I have been on steroid 3 times since octo?
Adult croup: This is laryngotracheobronchitis and is usually due to viral infection, but allergy can produce similar manifestations rarely. Hopefully you are being seen by a pulmonary (lung) disease expert and having this evaluated appropriately. Good luck. ...Read more