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Is bacterial pneumonia contagious even after taking more antibiotics?

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Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
Internal Medicine
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In brief: UES

Initially pneumonia can be contagious after few days it should not be contagious any more.

In brief: UES

Initially pneumonia can be contagious after few days it should not be contagious any more.
Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Not really

Bacterial pneumonia is usually caused by aspiration ( meaning inhaling secretions) in the mouth and throat) that are colonized with bacteria.
You do not typically catch "pneumonia" from someone in the same way you catch a cold, from inhaled droplets from someone else. Exceptions for some infections, like TB or legionella pneumonia exist, but most bacterial pneumonia is not contagious in this way.

In brief: Not really

Bacterial pneumonia is usually caused by aspiration ( meaning inhaling secretions) in the mouth and throat) that are colonized with bacteria.
You do not typically catch "pneumonia" from someone in the same way you catch a cold, from inhaled droplets from someone else. Exceptions for some infections, like TB or legionella pneumonia exist, but most bacterial pneumonia is not contagious in this way.
Dr. Michael DePietro
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