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Is costochondritis contagious?

Is costochondritis contagious?

Tietzes syndrome: No it is not, please refer below for more information

See this link: http://www. Healthline. Com/health/costochondritis ...Read more

Dr. Christopher Piller
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Costochondritis (Definition)

A medical term to describe an inflammatory condition that occurs in the junction of the cartilage and the bone portions of a long bone. It is most commonly used to describe these changes in the ribs, which is a cause of ...Read more


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Is post viral cough contagious?

Is post viral cough contagious?

Probably not...: A post-viral cough is usually due to bronchospasm and residual airway inflammation. Bronchodilator and steroid inhalers are prescribed to treat this so see your doctor for treatment. Since the viral infection is resolved, this is not contagious. ...Read more

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Viral tracheitis how long contagious for?

Viral tracheitis how long contagious for?

Like a cold or flu: Like a cold of flu, one should expect a viral tracheitis or viral laryngitis to be contagious from a couple of days before the start of symptoms through 5-10 days of symptoms. The period of contagiousness in one individual person is unpredictable, so if somebody needs to be extra safe, then he should stay away from the sick person until a couple of days after all symptoms are gone. ...Read more

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Is viral pneumonia contagious? A child where I work was diagnoised with viral pneumonia. Is it contagiious?

Is viral pneumonia contagious? A child where I work was diagnoised with viral pneumonia. Is it contagiious?

Maybe: Viruses can be transmitted person to person, however a virus that causes pneumonia in one person may not necessarily cause pneumonia in another person who is infected with it. For example the flu can can cause a fever, muscle aches and few lung symptoms in one person but a severe pneumonia in another. ...Read more

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Is viral infection contagious?

Is viral infection contagious?

Depends on the virus: But most spread from person to person by one route or another. ...Read more

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Viral pneumonitis contagious?

Viral pneumonitis contagious?

Pneumonia: Can be. Flu can cause viral pneumonitis which is contagious. ...Read more

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How contagious is viral myositis?

How contagious is viral myositis?

Myositis is a...: Complication of a number of viruses. The virus can be spread but the other person is not likely to get the myositis. ...Read more

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Is post viral bronchitis contagious?

Is post viral bronchitis contagious?

Without symptoms: Viral bronchitis is usually contagious 1-4 days after intiation of illness. However coughing and sneezing spreads contagious droplets with virus from person to person. Most safe if not coughing or sneezing. ...Read more

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What is viral gastritis? Is it contagious?

What is viral gastritis? Is it contagious?

Yes: A viral infection affecting the upper intestinal tract causing abdominal pain, nause and vomiting. As it is a viral infection, it can be transmitted. ...Read more

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When and for how long is viral bronchitis contagious?

When and for how long is viral bronchitis contagious?

Difficult to answer: There are many different viruses that can cause bronchitis, all with different incubation periods and different time frames for viral shedding. But, if you have active symptoms like fever, nasal congestion, sore throat, etc., you are likely contagious. The associated cough can last longer than the viral infection so if all the other symptoms are gone, you are possibly no longer contagious. ...Read more

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Is viral pericarditis contagious?

Is viral pericarditis contagious?

No: Not really as the virus which causes it might be it is unusual for pericarditis to always result as these are usually common cold viruses. ...Read more

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Is viral hepatitis a contagious illness?

Is viral hepatitis a contagious illness?

Yes: Types a and e are spread fecal-orally. B, c, and d spread thru blood and body fluids. ...Read more

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Is viral pericarditis contagious? Once the fluid is removed through cath procedure will it reoccur?

Is viral pericarditis contagious? Once the fluid is removed through cath procedure will it reoccur?

Can be and maybe: Viral pericarditis is caused by an enteric viral illness which others may catch through oral/fecal contamination: kissing, sharing food utensils, etc. If the fluid is drained, it usually doesn't recur but sometimes it does and you must be watched for this complication. ...Read more

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Father-inlaw has viral pneumonia for last 2 weeks. Been on 5 day leva-pck still had high temp. Is he still contagious? My wife wants to see him

Father-inlaw has viral pneumonia for last 2 weeks. Been on 5 day leva-pck still had high temp. Is he still contagious? My wife wants to see him

Not sure: Viral pneumonia should have cleared in two weeks. The fact that he is being treated with Levofloxacin suggests that either the initial diagnosis was incorrect or that he has developed a secondary bacterial pneumonia as a result of the viral infection. Before your wife sees him, check with his doctor about whether he feels there is a risk (doubt that this is true). ...Read more

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Is is true that viral meningitis is contagious?

Is is true that viral meningitis is contagious?

Yes: Viral meningtitis could be transmitted in a fashion similar to the common cold. The duration of possible transmission varies but averages 7-10 days. It is important to seek medical attention right away if you think you might have viral meningitis. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how contagious is viral meningitis?

Can you tell me how contagious is viral meningitis?

Quite, but...: The viruses that cause the majority of cases of viral meningitis are actually quite contagious, but does not mean you will get meningitis. You may only get a simple cold when you are exposed to the same virus, or run a bit of a fever and feel fatigued. To go on and actually develop meningitis is quite unusual. SO you may get sick, but not as bad hopefully.... ...Read more

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How long is viral bronchiolitis contagious? I have a 5.5 month-old who was hospitalized for it and I want to know when he can be around other babies.

How long is viral bronchiolitis contagious? I have a 5.5 month-old who was hospitalized for it and I want to know when he can be around other babies.

Wash Your hands!: Virus can be spread cariable lebgths depending on virus. Usually caused by rsv. Typically, once fever and wheezing are gone they are less likely to be contagious. Make sure to use good hand hygeien and wash hands frequently as well to prevent spread. ...Read more

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How long is a viral URI contagious?

How long is a viral URI contagious?

Several weeks: In a healthy 48 year old, your immune system should eradicate a viral upper respiratory tract infection in about 2 to 3 weeks. ...Read more

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Aside from river blindness, are there any other viral or contagious forms of blindness?

Aside from river blindness, are there any other viral or contagious forms of blindness?

#1 cause: Trachoma: The leading cause of infectious blindness in the world is trachoma. It is caused by a bacteria called chlamydia trachomatis. ...Read more

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Which is more contagious: viral or bacterial infections?

Which is more contagious: viral or bacterial infections?

That depends on: The specific infections vice lumping bacteria and viruses into two categories for compare. ...Read more

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Is viral sinus infection contagious only during first few days or until the sickness lasts?

Is viral sinus infection contagious only during first few days or until the sickness lasts?

Entire time: Consider yourself contagious the entire illness. Viral contagion can start couple days before symptoms start. Be sure it's really a infection & not an allergic or non-allergic rhinitis or sinus condition. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I'm unable to use the muscles in my right side face properly? Doc says it's viral. Contagious to my family?

I'm unable to use the muscles in my right side face properly? Doc says it's viral. Contagious to my family?

No: Multiple websites agree that the virus causing bell's palsy is not contagious. The nih website adds that steroids such as prednisone—used to reduce inflammation and swelling—are effective treatment. Other drugs such as acyclovir—used to fight viral herpes infections —may also have some benefit in shortening the course of the disease. ...Read more

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Is viral sinus infection contagious before symptoms show up initially or is it contagious only after symptoms come out?

Is viral sinus infection contagious before symptoms show up initially or is it contagious only after symptoms come out?

Both, for the virus.: The virus is contagious just before the symptoms appear, and during the first part of the symptomatic illness. There is no way to predict in an individual person when he will no longer be contagious (many people ask about this, but one can only guess when he will no longer be spewing viruses). However, the sinusitis may not be contagious, meaning not all who catch the virus actually get sinusitis. ...Read more

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Is viral meningitis contagious as I'm starting to have same symptoms as my work colleague who has just been diagnosed.?

Is viral meningitis contagious as I'm starting to have same symptoms as my work colleague who has just been diagnosed.?

Viral meningitis: Yes it is. Be sure to see your healthcare provider ASAP. If you are already experiencing headaches, fevers go to ER or urgent care ASAP. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more

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Diagnosed w/ non-viral bronchitis. Been on meds for 4 days, now fever came back. Am I contagious again? Why did it come back?

Diagnosed w/ non-viral bronchitis. Been on meds for 4 days, now fever came back. Am I contagious again? Why did it come back?

You had: Antibiotics only for 4 days?! if I understand you that could be why it came back. Even if it was longer you just might need an extended course or a change of the antibiotic. Call your prescribing doc. ...Read more

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I have viral gastroenteritis and I'm feeling better, this is day 2. I'm no longer vomitting but I still have a little diarria, am I still contagious?

I have viral gastroenteritis and I'm feeling better, this is day 2. I'm no longer vomitting but I still have a little diarria, am I still contagious?

Yes: Patients with viral gastroenteritis can continue to shed virus in their stool for 10-21 days after onset of illness. Frequent hand washing with soap (NOT hand sanitizers) by the patient and household contacts can reduce transmission. All surfaces in contact with stool or vomitus should be wiped with diluted household bleach. Care givers should use disposable gloves (and masks if possible). ...Read more

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How long do symptoms of viral meningitis last, and when are you no longer contagious?

Varies: Most often you are contagious as long as you have fever. So fever free more than 24 hours is a good determination that you are no longer contagious. ...Read more

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Is bacterial conjunctivitis more contagious than viral conjunctivitis?

Is bacterial conjunctivitis more contagious than viral conjunctivitis?

Conjunctivitis: No, viral conjunctivitis is more contagious than bacterial conjunctivitis. Bacterial conjunctivitis tends not to be contagious unless the surface of the eye is damaged. ...Read more

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How contagious is viral conjunctivitis in comparison to bacterial conjunctivitis?

How contagious is viral conjunctivitis in comparison to bacterial conjunctivitis?

Infections of the: Conjunctiva, whether by virus or bacteria, are usually transmitted by direct contact. The infectious agent is not aerosolized thus it is is transported by either fluid or mucous. ...Read more

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How long is someone contagious for when they have the common cold, flu, or bacterial / viral bronchitis?

Contagious periods: The contagious period differs for each type of infection, even among different viruses! There is a range of values based on different infections ranging from common cold to influenza. These vary from 24 hours to up to 2 weeks! You should ask your physician what infection you have and for how long you will be contagious. Common sense dictates that respiratory viruses travel by cough or sneeze. ...Read more

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What is viral exanthematous fever? My kid got this but doc told this is not measles a or chickenpox and lesions are not contagious. Please clarify.

What is viral exanthematous fever? My kid got this but doc told this is not measles a or chickenpox and lesions are not contagious. Please clarify.

Viral Exanthem: This is not a specific disease. It is a virus with an exanthem (rash) an a fever. Few days of supportive care with fluids, acetaminophen/iburofen and should be good as new. The lesions may not be contagious but the virus surely is. ...Read more

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I have a viral eye infection. How long am I contagious?

I have a viral eye infection. How long am I contagious?

About 10 days: Most of the eye viruses have a contagious period of 10 days. ...Read more

Contagious (Definition)

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