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Is strep throat contagious?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: It can be

This condition is caused by the bug: streptococcus, which can be transmitted via salivary contact.
It is not supercontagious like those of chicken-pox or measles which are airborn pathogens--meaning that they can stay in the air and infect others. So, if you are given antibiotics already, you should be fine. Just don't smooch for a few days :-) good luck.

In brief: It can be

This condition is caused by the bug: streptococcus, which can be transmitted via salivary contact.
It is not supercontagious like those of chicken-pox or measles which are airborn pathogens--meaning that they can stay in the air and infect others. So, if you are given antibiotics already, you should be fine. Just don't smooch for a few days :-) good luck.
Dr. Bac Nguyen
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics

In brief: Of Course

Sure is.
Usually thru close contact and respiratory droplets.24-48 hours of approprote antibiotics contains it.

In brief: Of Course

Sure is.
Usually thru close contact and respiratory droplets.24-48 hours of approprote antibiotics contains it.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

Strep throat is passed via respiratory route from person to person.
It can be spread by coughing, sneezing, blowing your nose, sharing utensils or drinks as a few examples. You get strep by breathing in or coming in contact with tiny droplets containing the strep bacteria.

In brief: Yes

Strep throat is passed via respiratory route from person to person.
It can be spread by coughing, sneezing, blowing your nose, sharing utensils or drinks as a few examples. You get strep by breathing in or coming in contact with tiny droplets containing the strep bacteria.
Dr. Louis Krenn
Dr. Louis Krenn
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Dr. Eugene Saltzberg
Emergency Medicine

In brief: Yes

Yes, very!

In brief: Yes

Yes, very!
Dr. Eugene Saltzberg
Dr. Eugene Saltzberg
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