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Why is smiling contagious?

Why is smiling contagious?

Who cares: Who cares why smiling is contagious? This is one infection we should all have more often. ...Read more

Contagious (Definition)

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


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How long is c diffcile contagious after you get on meds? Should I cancel next week, s dinner for my family? Thanks

How long is c diffcile contagious after you get on meds? Should I cancel next week, s dinner for my family? Thanks

Enjoy your dinner: Clostridium difficile is acquired by ingesting the spore form of the organism. These spores form from the bacteria in stool. If you've been treated and are continent of stool you are not considered contageous. Even if you are colonized with c. Difficile unless you take antibiotics there is little risk of your getting ill. ...Read more

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What is the difference between s. Heamolyticus and s. Saprophyticus? Are they both transmitted the same way? Are they both as contagious?

What is the difference between s. Heamolyticus and s. Saprophyticus? Are they both transmitted the same way? Are they both as contagious?

Skin flora: Staphylococcus haemolyticus and staph saprophyticus are bacteria that live on the skin. When they're found in the urine in a man, it's usually because of contamination from the skin of the penis during the process of peeing into the cup. It's not an infection, not contagious, and nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Is mg contagious?

Is mg contagious?

No: If you mean myasthenia gravis, it is not contagious. It is an autoimmune problem that has a relationship to the thymus. Some other neuromuscular problems can be similar, so be sure to get a clear diagnosis if you have not already done so. ...Read more

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Is athletes food contagious?

Is athletes food contagious?

Yes: Athlete's foot is contagious. It is caused by a fungus that grows in the outer layer of the skin. One of the reasons one should wear bath sandals when showering in a public bath area like a gym. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of smiling often?

Smilling helps: Because it helps you gthink positively. You feel whatever you are going through is not so bad. If are already happy, smiling can make you more confident about being happy. ...Read more

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Why esbl need to isolate, why is it contagious?

Why esbl need to isolate, why is it contagious?

See below: Esbl means "extended-spectrum beta-lactam". This is a term for bacteria that have a specific resistance to the beta-lactam class of antibiotics. Esbl is not contagious to people but it can be passed among bacteria. The concern is spreading resistance to other people, knocking out the native antibiotic-sensitive bacteria. That's the point of isolation - to prevent the resistance gene spread. ...Read more

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My assistant might be afflicted with ebonics. Might she be contagious?

My assistant might be afflicted with ebonics. Might she be contagious?

Not contagious: Ebonics is african american vernacular english, which is a bit different from american english. An american english speaker who only spends a few hours a day with a person speaking another english dialect, but is not immersed in the other dialect all day long, is not likely to unintentionally start speaking in the other english dialect. ...Read more

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Is mono contagious?

Is mono contagious?

Yes: Mono -also known as the kissing disease - is contagious. It's spread through spit (liking sharing eating utensils and. .. Kissing). ...Read more

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Is bppv contagious?

Is bppv contagious?

No.: Bppv is a mechanical defect in the inner ear. It is benign, paroxysmal, and positional. Not infectious. ...Read more

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Is mumps contagious?

Is mumps contagious?

Yes: The mumps virus is contagious to unimmunized people. The disease is not curable currently with any drug and has potentially serious complications such as encephalitis and orchitis. ...Read more

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Are warts contagious?

Are warts contagious?

Yes: Warts are usually caused by the human papillomavirus. If you have warts, you caught them from someone. ...Read more

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Are warts contagious?

Absolutely: Yes, warts can be transmitted from one person to another. There are a number of different modalities for treatment - your physician can go over what is best for you. ...Read more

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Are warts contagious?

Are warts contagious?

Can be: Warts can be passed from person to person. ...Read more

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Is colitis contagious?

Is colitis contagious?

Some are: Certain forms of infectious colitis can be directly transmitted from person-to-person due a low number of organisms needed to produce infection (shigellosis, e. Coli o157). Some are more likely to be transmitted from one to another through a vehicle in which the bacteria can grow to higher concentrations (salmonellosis, campylobacteriosis). Some are not transmissible like ulcerative colitis. ...Read more

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Is tetanus contagious?

Is tetanus contagious?

No: You will not get tetanus from exposure to a person with the disease. The infected person cannot spread it by coughing, mucous secretions or other debris like a flu or cold. You get tetanus from spores (eggs) of a bacteria that germinate in a wound and create the tetanus toxin. ...Read more

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Is e. Coli contagious?

Is e. Coli contagious?

The facts: E.coli is a bacteria that is commonly found in the digestive tract of warm & cold blooded animals, including humans. It is commonly spread by fecal contamination. Its prevalence makes it a marker for contamination of lakes/city water supplies etc. Certain strains are responsible for human disease, but most live harmlessly in your gut. Good personal hygiene/avoiding contaminated sources stops it. ...Read more

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Is echzema contagious?

Is echzema contagious?

No: It is genetic. It is not an infection, not contagious, not allergy, not due to food, but treatable. ...Read more

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Are fevers contagious?

Are fevers contagious?

Fevers: Fevers themselves are not contagious. However, germs that may be causing fevers often are. ...Read more

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Is vitiligo contagious?

No: Vitiligo is not contagious. It is usually an autoimmune condition. ...Read more

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Is bursitis contagious?

Is bursitis contagious?

No: Bursitis is "inflammation of a bursa" - in medical terms anything that has "-itis" means " inflammation of..."... Ie: tendonitis, epicondylitis, arthritis..... A bursa is a fluid filled sac that sits where a tendon is attaching to a bone.... And usually overuse of that tendon and its associated muscle can aggravate the bursa - causing bursitis, so nothing at all contagious.... ...Read more

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How contagious is mrsa?

How contagious is mrsa?

Quite: Though not as bad as viral respiratory diseases, MRSA is contagious since it is spread by direct contact (skin-to-skin) with a person colonized or infected with the bacteria, or by contact with an inanimate object (a "fomite") that has MRSA on it such as soiled clothing that has come in direct contact with a person with mrsa. ...Read more

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Is smallpox contagious?

Is smallpox contagious?

Yes: Viral particles from mouth sores or skin blisters are the infective material. It is passed only person to person, no animals or insect carriers. ...Read more

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Is impetigo contagious?

Is impetigo contagious?

Yes: Yes, impetigo is contagious and spreads by direct contact. The bacteria that is causing the infection may spread to others by direct skin to skin spread. ...Read more

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Is dandruff contagious?

Is dandruff contagious?

No: Dandruff is caused by flaking of (usually dry) scalp. It is not a contagious condition. ...Read more

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Is nocardia contagious?

Is nocardia contagious?

Not very: It's either an opportunist in immunocompromised people (if deep) or a cause of difficult ulcers, often on the feet (on the surface). It doesn't present a hazard to those around the patient. Surface ulcers should be kept clean and hygienic. ...Read more