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Daughter on methotrexate and my son has bronchitis and croup. Dr says he is contagious so should I find someone to keep my daughter overnight?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Viral infection

Difficult to answer and very complicated.
She has probably already been exposed. Methotrexate effects primarily neutophils which are seldom involved in fighting viral infections, which cause bronchitis and croup, unless this is pertussis (whooping cough).

In brief: Viral infection

Difficult to answer and very complicated.
She has probably already been exposed. Methotrexate effects primarily neutophils which are seldom involved in fighting viral infections, which cause bronchitis and croup, unless this is pertussis (whooping cough).
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
It may be best to avoid contact with ill family members. Keeping towels separate, good hand washing and hand sanitizer can decrease the spread of infection. Your daughter's white cell count and function should be considered and I agree that it can be complicated.
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