How long is coxsackie virus contagious for?

Transmissability. The maximum risk of contagion lasts one week after the beginning of symptoms. The recovered person may remain mildly contagious for a couple of weeks after recovery. Pregnant women should be especially careful as they can pass down the infection to the fetus and coxsackie infection has been known to cause birth defects.

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How long is the coxsackie virus/hand, foot, mouth contagious 4? Is just when they r running a high temp or until the rash disappears?

Not a big worry. Hand-foot-and-mouth-disease is a viral rash caused by an intestinal virus (coxsackievirus). It is thought that infected individuals can shed viruses for up to 4-6 weeks. Keeping kids out of school is not generally recommended as the infection is generally self-limiting and is rarely serious. Read more...
Not known 4 sure. Coxsackie virus can be transmitted by nasal, salivary discharges, as well as by the blister-like rash that may appear, and by stool (poop). So even when the rash disappears, the virus can still be shed in the poop for weeks. Wash hands well! Read more...
First week. Coxsackie is infectious during the first week when you have a fever and blisters. Still infectious until blisters dried. Return to school/daycare rules vary. Some say once your fever is gone. Others say stay at home until blisters dry up. Good luck and hope you feel better soon. Read more...

How much time does the coxsackie virus stay contagious?

Several weeks. This is from the Department of Public Health "When can a person spread the virus to to others? A person may spread the virus to to others just prior to the onset of symptoms, during the acute stage of illness and perhaps longer, since this virus may persist in the stool for several weeks. The incubation period is usually 3-5 days. I have copied the full link for more information http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3136&q=388270. Read more...

How do you treat the coxsackie virus? How long does it take to clear up?

Coxsackie virus. You cannot treat infection with this enterovirus, and how long it takes to clear up depends upon the strain of virus, your immune status, the type of infection you experienced and other factors. You seem to not be communicating with the doctor who is evaluating you. Talk with them. Good luck and hope you are better soon. Read more...