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My son started having symptoms of croup 48 hours ago. He was diagnosed by a Dr. today. His fever is gone now. How much longer will he be contagious?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Shedding for awhile

Viral shedding, or period of contagiousness, for these types of viruses can last weeks, and are shed through the upper respiratory structures.
However, since most of the shedding occurs during the time that the person is feeling very sick and febrile, let your son's behavior and overall appearance be your guide. Most daycares and schools require a 24 hour fever free period (without medications).

In brief: Shedding for awhile

Viral shedding, or period of contagiousness, for these types of viruses can last weeks, and are shed through the upper respiratory structures.
However, since most of the shedding occurs during the time that the person is feeling very sick and febrile, let your son's behavior and overall appearance be your guide. Most daycares and schools require a 24 hour fever free period (without medications).
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Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics

In brief: ?not contagious

Croup is viral and is not usually contagious.
Avoid sharing drinks/food.If someone has an immune suppression--has cancer or on chemotherapy they sahould avoid contact otherwise he should be fine.

In brief: ?not contagious

Croup is viral and is not usually contagious.
Avoid sharing drinks/food.If someone has an immune suppression--has cancer or on chemotherapy they sahould avoid contact otherwise he should be fine.
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