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Is group b strep contagious?

Is group b strep contagious?

Depends on situation: Its most worrisome problem occurs when it passes from the genital tract of a mother to her newborn during labor or delivery.The resulting exposure may result in a severe infection in the infant. The germ is found normally in the stool, and as such came from ingestion. It is common & seldom causes problems outside that with the newborn. The infected newborn is unlikely to pass it to others. ...Read more

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One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more


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If I am a carrier of strep, does that make me contagious to others?

If I am a carrier of strep, does that make me contagious to others?

Strep carrier: If you are a carrier that means you have strep in a throat culture even when you feel well-- it would be safe to say that you should not be contagious in this setting. ...Read more

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Is vaginal strep contagious?

Vaginal Strep : No, vaginal strep is not contagious.

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How contagious is an adult strep carrier?

Strept pyogenes: Many people are pharyngeal carriers of group a beta-hemolytic strep. They can pass the organism to other individuals, often by kissing or hand to mouth to mouth contact, and the recipient may or may not become infected. Sometimes it is difficult to know whether a strep isolated from a symptomatic person is actually causing their illness. ...Read more

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Is strep contagious after fever breaks?

Is strep contagious after fever breaks?

If untreated it is: Possible. You will be contagious until you have been on antibiotics for at least 24 hours and for up to 3 weeks if you are not treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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What is non group a strep? Is it contagious?

What is non group a strep? Is it contagious?

Different strain: Strep has many different strains. Different strains cause different types of infections. In the throat, we usually just test for group a, since that is the strain that can lead to rheumatic heart disease. Other strains are usually left for the body to take care of without antibiotics. ...Read more

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How long are you contagious with strep after you have started taking amoxicillin?

How long are you contagious with strep after you have started taking amoxicillin?

Generally 24 hours: Once on the antibiotic for 24 hours is typically when schools allow students to go back to class, but i would also recommend reducing your exposure to others until the fever is gone and you start to feel better. ...Read more

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Is strep throat contagious?

Is strep throat contagious?

It can be: This condition is caused by the bug: streptococcus, which can be transmitted via salivary contact. It is not supercontagious like those of chicken-pox or measles which are airborn pathogens--meaning that they can stay in the air and infect others. So, if you are given antibiotics already, you should be fine. Just don't smooch for a few days :-) good luck. ...Read more

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How contagious is strep throat?

How contagious is strep throat?

Yes: Yes it is. Generally thru close contact through aerosol spread from breathing, sneezing, etc. Also perhaps through contact with a glass, toothbrush and the like. Also from material on the infected persons hands. ...Read more

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My fiancée had strep throat how contagious is it?

Spread by contact: Strep throat spreads by contact with saliva from the infected person. Avoiding sharing of food or beverages and other close contact until the infected person has been treated with antibiotics for at least 24 hours is wise. If you get a sore throat or fever within a week of contact then call your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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If i have had mono almost 2 years ago and i have strep now is the mono contagious?

If i have had mono almost 2 years ago and i have strep now is the mono contagious?

Infections.: The fact that you currently have a strep infection does not mean that you also have active mononucleosis. Did I miss part of the history. Re-ask if this isn't addressing your question. ...Read more

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Is strep throat very contagious?

Is strep throat very contagious?

Yes: Wash your hands, don't share towels or pillows, cover your mouth if you cough, don't touch other people's food and utensils. ...Read more

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I have strep. In AM I will take pill 5 of 20 but still running fever of almost 102. Still contagious or can I go to work tomorrow?

I have strep. In AM I will take pill 5 of 20 but still running fever of almost 102. Still contagious or can I go to work tomorrow?

Contagious: If you are still experiencing fever would not go to work. Strep is very contagious and warrants full course of antibiotics. Super-infection with virus or flu is still possible ...Read more

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Keep getting horrible chills, white bumps on one side of tonsils.Think it's strep &will it go away  w/no meds? 30yr olof female. Am I contagious ? 

Keep getting horrible chills, white bumps on one side of tonsils.Think it's strep &will it go away  w/no meds? 30yr olof female. Am I contagious ? 

Best to get tested: Strep will go away without meds, but there is a small risk of complications (rheumatic fever, for example) if left untreated. This is an uncommon complication these days, but we still recommend testing and treating in the case of sore throats that seem different from the ones you typically get with a cold. ...Read more

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My child went to urgent care yesterday to get treatment for her strep. They said she should be ok to go to school today. I thought she was contagious for a full 24hrs.

At least 24 hours: You are correct. The aap red book, our infectious disease reference, indicates at least 24 hours after starting antibiotics before school or daycare attendance. I would add that the child should be clinically well and without fever. ...Read more

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