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Is Viral Or Bacterial Contagious
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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
Not long: Bacterial conjunctivits (not viral conjunctivitis) in adults requires some breakdown of the surface of someone exposed. Bacteria cannot penetrate the normal defenses unless the eye has had surgery, is traumatized or has some surface disturbance. Anti-bacterial topical medications provide an excellent treatment and so the bacterial count will drops rapidly in 2 days or so. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Virus: Measles (also called rubeola) is a highly contagious virus that is transmitted via the respiratory route. A person infected with measles can infect others up to 7 days prior to symptoms and up to 3-4 days after the onset of symptoms. You can prevent getting the infection by getting the MMR (mumps, measles, rubella) vaccination. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Conflict: Is it viral or bacterial? Usually for 48 hours on antibiotics if bacterial. ...Read more
Is bacterial pneumonia contagious? My oldest son has had it for 5 days and started abx yesterday? Will my other kids get it? What's the incubation?
Maybe,maybe not : Most forms of bacterial pneumonia are not particularly contagious and arise from a preexisting problem like a cold or other viral process that is invaded by opportunist germs from the airway.The common pneumonia germ is carried by many in their nasal passages and throat. Viral pneumonia and one called mycoplasma are potentially contagious.Your doc can let you know. ...Read more
Is it possible to get pink eye twice in the same year? I wasn't sure if it was bacterial or viral when i got it during the summer.
Viral: Traditionally "pink eye" is a viral infection and it is highly contagious. You should wash your hands frequently and use a hand sanitizer. You can be contagious for 10-14 days after contracting the virus and can reinfect yourself if you are not careful. Viral infections usually produce "watery" discharge whereas a bacterial infection produces "pus". See your eye doctor for the diagnosis. ...Read more
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