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Doctor insights on: When Is A Cold Most Contagious

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Contagious (Definition)

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


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How long is a cold contagious?

How long is a cold contagious?

Viral Illnesses: There may be a variety of answers to this question, but early is always thought to be the time one is most contagious. So, two days before you are at the peak of your illness to two days after the peak of your illness is when it is most likely to be the most contagious to others. ...Read more

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Can there be anything that can make a cold less contagious?

Can there be anything that can make a cold less contagious?

Yes: Wash hands often. Cover mouth/ nose when sneezing/ coughing. Have less contact with others when you have a cold. To avoid catching colds from others same things apply. Additionally wash your hands before touching your mouth, nose or eyes. Take care. ...Read more

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Is it true that you are most contagious with cold as soon as you get the cold?

Is it true that you are most contagious with cold as soon as you get the cold?

Yes: Viral illnesses are often most contagious at onset, often before symptoms are prominent. If it were the other way around, it would be easy to stop an epidemic! ...Read more

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When after you start to get a cold, are you no longer considered to be contagious?

When after you start to get a cold, are you no longer considered to be contagious?

When sx's resolve.: 2 to 3 days before you have cold symptoms you are already contagious. You are the most contagious in the 2nd to 4th day of symptoms. As your symptoms improve you become less contagious. You remain contagious while you have cold symptoms (up to 1 to 2 weeks). ...Read more

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It has been 5 days since i first got sick with a cold, could i still be contagious?

It has been 5 days since i first got sick with a cold, could i still be contagious?

Probably Not.: Did you need Antibiotic? Are your symptoms getting better? Take Vit C and Ecanesia to help with Cold. Avoid sharing the same glass and spoons etc. Wash your hands frequently. ...Read more

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Is elphantiasis contagious if you have a cold?

Is elphantiasis contagious if you have a cold?

Nope: Elephantiasis is caused by obstruction of the lymphatic system, which results in the accumulation of a fluid called lymph in the affected areas. Not contagoius ...Read more

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How long is a cough and cold contagious?

How  long is a cough and cold contagious?

Few days: Usually you are contagious a day or two before symptoms start and then up to a week after. ...Read more