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When Does Shingles Become Contagious
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
Hard to say: The variable 30-50 day incubation period makes timing the emergence of virus in saliva difficult. It likely starts just prior to the first fever and other symptoms and continues in most for 2-3 weeks. A few shed virus for 3 months and some do so episodically for several years. ...Read more
When the chicken pox has crusted over that means your not contagious anymore, But if you accidently scratch one off does it become contagious again?
Unlikely: The contagious period for cpx is considered the first week after eruptions start.By that point,the body has surrounded virus with antibodies and they go to the skin surface to die (in blisters)The early blisters do have contagious viral particles but most of what you would get pulling a scab off is just body serum, with no viral particles.It would be a reasonable precaution to wash/cover that area ...Read more
Possible ...: Contacting HPV may not necessarily contract it. Contracting it does mean you will have clinical appearance of wart lesion, but may become its carrier. This situation reflects the balance of the infectivity of the HPV subtype you contracted and host (you) immune defense ability. While disliking to hear such uncertainty, this is the life reality yet we have to face and deal with. More? Ask Doc .... ...Read more
When does genital warts usually appear once infected?Do you usually have more than one HPV strain if you have warts?
May not appear: Hpv virus infection which causes carcinoma of cervix ( and other genital ca s ) , usually develop papillomas or warts , some times may not show this exfoliate stage , infection is detected only by lab analysis , virus has over 60 or even more types , of which type 6 & 11 in 90% of time 16 & 18 rest of time responsible , quadrivalent vaccination is available for prevention , given at young age. ...Read more
When genital warts autoinnoculate does it take the incubation period or does it grow as you get the virus in that area?
Can someone catch she shingles virus from someon else if theyve had chicken pox before or can they only contract it on their own?
No: Shingles and chicken pox are the same virus. Shingles is a reactivation of the chicken pox. If you have had chicken pox, you are at risk from developing shingles from a reactivation of your own previous chicken pox infection. You will not get shingles from being exposed to a person with shingles. ...Read more
Is chikungunya contagious??? Does it spread?? If yes how does it spread?? Does it spread from person to person??? How can that be prevented??
Mosquito transmitted: Chikumgunya is a virus which causes a febrile illness lasting two to five days followed by a longer period of joint pain. It is transmitted by two species of mosquitos. The virus survives in the reservoir of monkeys, birds, cattle & rodents. It does not seem to spread from person to person. The most effective prevention is protection from mosquitoes & mosquito control. ...Read more
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