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Are most diseases chronic / non-contagious?

Are most diseases chronic / non-contagious?

No and no: Many of the diseases we see today like diabetes, hypertension, copd, asthma, etc are chornic but not contagious. "acute issues do arise from chronic diseases that are not treated or not treated properly. Contagious diseases are often infections and can be spread from person to person. ...Read more

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


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Does mononucleosis ever become non-contagious over the course of the disease? Will be exposed to a child with it for over 1 year later today.?

Does mononucleosis ever become non-contagious over the course of the disease? Will be exposed to a child with it for over 1 year later today.?

Mono: Mono is very variable in its presentation. Most people would not be contagious after they recover. I would not worry. In addition, most adults had mono growing up and did not realize it, so there is little to no chance you would be exposed. ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference from fordyce spots or other non contagious skin diseases from an STI. I am quite certain the spots on my penile shaft an?

How can I tell the difference from fordyce spots or other non contagious skin diseases from an STI. I am quite certain the spots on my penile shaft an?

Easy: just look!: Fordyce spots are normal skin glands. Google it for photos; if yours look similar, that's what you have. There is no STD that looks like them. If in doubt, get professional care. Australia's federal sexual health centres are the world's best network of STD/HIV clinics. You'll never go wrong with care at your local SHC. (If in Sydney or Melbourne, your local clinics are the best of the best.) ...Read more

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Under what conditions is fifth disease not contagious?

Under what conditions is fifth disease not contagious?

when rash appears: Fifth disease in no longer contagious as soon as the rash is present & the diagnosis is made possible. ...Read more

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Why would a doctor give injections to make non contagious TB contagious? This is happening to my grandma, who is in her mid-80's.

Why would a doctor give injections to make non contagious TB contagious? This is happening to my grandma, who is in her mid-80's.

Misunderstanding?: This is not clear to me. There might have been a misunderstanding of the treatment and goal. It is best to discuss it with your grandma's doctor and ask your questions and ask for clear answers. It is best that all people involved have a clear understanding of the treatment. ...Read more

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How long after all the symptoms of mononucleosis are gone am I non contagious?

How long after all the symptoms of mononucleosis are gone am I non contagious?

Mono: The most contagious period is the first couple of weeks but some patients may have the fatigue anywhere from 6-12 weeks. ...Read more

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Can a non contagious poison ivy person still spread it to someone?

Can a non contagious poison ivy person still spread it to someone?

Poison Ivy: Isn't contagious BUT anything which has touched urushiol from the poison ivy needs to be cleaned (your skin, clothes, shoes, gear etc.) If Urushiol on you touches some one else- that can spread the poison ivy. ...Read more

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I have on my chest a non itching painless swollen red roumd bump. It is non contagious. I have the same in the outer of labia major. What is it?

I have on my chest a non itching painless swollen red roumd bump. It is non contagious. I have the same in the outer of labia major. What is it?

You need: An examination by someone who can see the lesion to know for sure. You may even need a biopsy, but your physician can help determine that ...Read more

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Non-contagious red bumps for months. Very Itchy! Need suggestions. Not scabies.

Non-contagious red bumps for months. Very Itchy! Need suggestions. Not scabies.

See a dermatologist.: If you haven't seen your own doctor, please call them to be seen. If you have already and haven't seen a dermatologist, that would be the next step. They should be able to diagnose and treat you. ...Read more

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What non contagious skin condition causes brown freckles all ove body, red bumps that scab over, slight hairloss, itching? 4yrs noone else affected

What non contagious skin condition causes brown freckles all ove body, red bumps that scab over, slight hairloss, itching? 4yrs noone else affected

Need eval 2 diagnose: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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When is shingles not contagious anymore?

When is shingles not contagious anymore?

Completely dry: When the scabs are completely fallen off the infection has resolved although it is not contagious exvept through direct contact. ...Read more

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When is chickenpox not contagious anymore?

When is chickenpox not contagious anymore?

When last spot dry: The contagious period of chickenpox extends from 24-48 hours before the onset of the rash for six to seven days. Over that period the average person will have 200 to 300 spots, that go through stages and dry. As these all reach the crusted dry stage, or 6-7 days out, you are no longer contagious. ...Read more

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How do you know when your jock itch is not contagious?

How do you know when your jock itch is not contagious?

No rash: When the rash and itch disappear, you are not contagious. ...Read more

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Mrsa how do you give it to some one when your not contagious?

Mrsa how do you give it to some one when your not contagious?

MRSA: Mrsa even after treatment may linger on in the nasal cavity when it is called carrier stage. You can spread this infection unknowingly. It can be detected with a culture of nasal swab and treated with Mupirocin ointment if positive. ...Read more

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Please tell me if there is a type of herpes that's not contagious?

Please tell me if there is a type of herpes that's not contagious?

Yes: There are several human herpes viruses. All cause initial infection, then lie dormant and may recur later. When dormant, some are not contagious, like varicella zoster virus (causes chickenpox and shingles) or Epstein Barr virus (mononucleosis). Herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2, which cause oral and genital herpes, often are contagious even when dormant, but only by close or intimate contact. ...Read more

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Help! Need to know if there's a type of herpes that's not contagious?

Help! Need to know if there's a type of herpes that's not contagious?

In general: Once someone is diagnosed with herpes, they should always consider themselves able to transmit the herpes virus. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with diphtheria, how long before I am no longer contagious?

I was diagnosed with diphtheria, how long before I am no longer contagious?

4 days with abx: Untreated patients may continue to have infectious material in their secretions for 2-6 wks after primary infection. Patients treated with appropriate antibiotics are considered contageous fewer than 4 days. ...Read more

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Friend argues that because she never gave it to anyone else before, she's not contagious. But isn't herpes contagious no matter what?

Friend argues that because she never gave it to anyone else before, she's not contagious. But isn't herpes contagious no matter what?

Herpes simplex: You may communicate the virus to others without the presence of an open lesion, and the person receiving the virus may never show a lesion. But once you have this virus it is like an eternal squatter. It never goes away. ...Read more

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Is molluscum contagious after the lesions are gone? Can you have a reoccurrence months after? Ibsen told both contagious and not contagious after gone

Is molluscum contagious after the lesions are gone? Can you have a reoccurrence months after? Ibsen told both contagious and not contagious after gone

It shouldn't be.: Molluscum is self-limiting, that is it usually disappears by itself depending on the strength or weakness of your immune system. Often, I see women whose lesions reappear in new locations and this is most likely from reinfection from the same partner. Men's lesions are usually more hidden and harder to notice than in women. If you suspect your partner is reinfecting you send him to a urologist. ...Read more

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When is a boil no longer contagious?

When is a boil no longer contagious?

Boil: There are bacteria in a boil that causes the infection. Normally a boil is not particularly contagious however if the pus from a boil got into a cut or break in the skin of another person it would cause an infection. ...Read more

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How long should a rash last if not contagious?

How long should a rash last if not contagious?

Varies: This question is so open ended. Hours, days, weeks, months, years- depends upon the cause. Lets get a diagnosis! ...Read more

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How long after using permethrin am I not contagious?

How long after using permethrin am I not contagious?

At about 8 hours: Public health officials consider someone safe to return to public contact 8 hours after treatment. ...Read more

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How do you know when shingles is no longer contagious?

How do you know when shingles is no longer contagious?

Shingles doesn"t: Cause shingles-it causes chicken pox. Shingles is contagious to people who have not previously had chickenpox, as long as there are new blisters forming and old blisters healing. Similar to chickenpox, the time prior to healing or crusting of the blisters is the contagious stage of shingles. Once all of the blisters are crusted over, the virus can no longer be spread & the contagious period is ove. ...Read more

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How do you know when shingles are no longer contagious?

How do you know when shingles are no longer contagious?

Herpes zoster: Shingles are not contagious to anyone who has had chickenpox, which is most of society. Once you have had chickenpox the virus is with you the rest of your life. ...Read more

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Have flu type a. How will I know when I'm no longer contagious?

Have flu type a. How will I know when I'm no longer contagious?

Usually 5 days: Studies show that most healthy adults may be able to infect others from 1 day prior to becoming sick and for 5 days after they first develop symptoms. Coughing, runny nose and sneezing are symptoms that help the virus to spread. ...Read more

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I have flu a. How long do I have to wait before I'm not contagious?

I have flu a. How long do I have to wait before I'm not contagious?

Flu: According to the cdc: “most healthy adults may be able to infect others beginning 1 day before symptoms develop and up to 5 to 7 days after becoming sick. Children may pass the virus for longer than 7 days.”. ...Read more