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When Is Herpes No Longer Contagious
There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more
More or less: Since this virus is contagious before the fever or rash occurs great efforts to exclude the kid from contact with others is not very helpful. They can return to day care or school 24-48 hrs after the fever is gone even if some rash persists. Routine efforts to limit exposure to saliva should continue as it would before the illness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When is a cold sore no longer contagious? I know herpes is always there but when is a lesion "safe"? Is it after the scab has fallen off?
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
Skin to skin: You can contract/give herpes even if you use condoms, as it can be spread skin to skin. A primary infection is more likely to be spread easier, however if you have herpes you can spread it at any time (more likely during exacerbation). Antiviral prophylaxis can decrease the likelihood of this happening ...Read more
MRSA: Even if you have been treated you are probably still carrying this on your skin and mucous membranes. Depends on your definition of "contagious". This organism is generally transferred person to person by direct hand contact, and then the other person may only become a carrier. Infection requires a break in the skin or soft tissues or introduction into an immune suppressed person. ...Read more
Yes: It is contagiousmore or les for 5 to 7 days but during the last epidemic it occurred to 10 days. ...Read more
When is a cold sore lesion no longer contagious? I know herpes can be transmitted regardless, but want to know when an actual cold sore is ok.
My aunt said sore eyes are more contagious when it's healing. Is this true? If yes, how long is it usually contagious?
Is this only contagious through toddlers? or is it spread by all ages? how long from time contracted is it contagious
Is it safe to have unprotected sex with someone wo has genital herpes but no present sores ? Can the virus be transmitted if there is no visible sore?
It is possible: Even in the absence of a "visible sore", it is unfortunately possible that the HSV remain present in an "asymptomatic carrier" who can therefore transmit the virus to a partner. Although you too may be or you can become an asymptomatic carrier, it is best to be safe: continue to "have protected sex" and take various precautions to keep sex enjoyable. ...Read more
Common cold: This condition can be caused by a large variety of viruses, the most common is rhinovirus. People are most contagious for the first 2 to 3 days of a cold. A cold is usually not contagious after the first week. Cold symptoms usually start about 2 or 3 days after you came in contact with the virus, although it could take up to a week. Symptoms mostly affect the nose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the redness left over after a cold sore? Is it contagious? Is it more likely to be contagious while red, than your general viral shedding?
There can still: be viral shedding when it is pink and even after. ...Read more
If I have glandular fever and were to kiss someone in the next few days, is it likely they'd catch it, or is it no longer contagious?
Mononucleosis: Glandular fever, also called mono (short for mononucleosis), is caused by a virus. Although contagious, not all exposed develop the disease. Having said that, you still have to be careful of not kissing anybody, make sure you wash your hands a lot and not share your cups, drinks and utensils.. ...Read more
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