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Is Paronychia A Contagious Disease
What is the protective gear providers wear when they tend to someone with a very contagious disease?
Varies : Contact isolation may include gloves, a gown and a face mask depending on the situation. Some germs are more often passed by the debris from a wound while some are potentially air borne or both. The equipment is meant to match the need.If a very contagious illness is present, the patient may be placed in a special laminar flow room to limit air born germ exposure. ...Read more
Depends on the type: The most common types of demenita, alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia, lewy body dementia, frontotemporal dementia, etc. Are not contagious, but sometimes can be inherited. Infectious causes of dementia such as syphilis, HIV infection, whipple's disease (rare) and creutzfeldt=jakob (prion) disease are transmissible, but usually not through casual contact such as being in the same house. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chicken pox: It takes between 10 and 21 days after contact with an infected person for someone to develop chickenpox (this is known as the chickenpox incubation period). While this is the complete range for the chickenpox incubation period, the usual chickenpox incubation period averages between 14 and 16 days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, somewhat: Ringworm is a fungal skin infection, often shaped like a circle on the skin. The fungus is contagious and can be passed from person to person, person to objects, and objects to persons. However, it is not known how much contact it takes to develop the rash. Many times, only one person in the family has the rash. A person usually has the rash on one part of the body, but not the rest of the body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer