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How long does a person need to consider themselves contagious after having walking pneumonia?

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics
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In brief: Pneumonia

For bacterial pneumonia, you are no longer contagious after taking an antibiotic for 24 hours.
Viral pneumonias are contagious until cough disappears. Chemical and aspiration pneumonias are not contagious.

In brief: Pneumonia

For bacterial pneumonia, you are no longer contagious after taking an antibiotic for 24 hours.
Viral pneumonias are contagious until cough disappears. Chemical and aspiration pneumonias are not contagious.
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Not contgious

Most pneumonias do not spread from person to person like head colds, there develop when bacteria living in the nose and mouth are aspirated into the lungs.
There are exceptions if you have viral pneumonia or pneumonia from the flu. In those cases you could transmit it for a variable period of time until you are no longer sneezing or coughing.

In brief: Not contgious

Most pneumonias do not spread from person to person like head colds, there develop when bacteria living in the nose and mouth are aspirated into the lungs.
There are exceptions if you have viral pneumonia or pneumonia from the flu. In those cases you could transmit it for a variable period of time until you are no longer sneezing or coughing.
Dr. Michael DePietro
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Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
Pediatrics - Pulmonology

In brief: Up to 10 days

It can definitely vary, but a week to 10 days is common.

In brief: Up to 10 days

It can definitely vary, but a week to 10 days is common.
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