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If I have a fever and am on antibiotics am I still contagious to an infant?
4 doctors weighed in

Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: It depends...
It depends on which infection you have and how long you've been on the antibiotic, but it's probably safest to avoid contact with infants until the fever is gone.
Talk to the doctor who prescribed the antibiotic for your infection to know for sure.

In brief: It depends...
It depends on which infection you have and how long you've been on the antibiotic, but it's probably safest to avoid contact with infants until the fever is gone.
Talk to the doctor who prescribed the antibiotic for your infection to know for sure.
Dr. Cindy Juster
Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Hard to say
I have no way of knowing if your illness involves a virus or bacteria you could easily spread to the infant.
Having fever is a realistic sign you are potentially contagious for most germs. If this were just strep throat & we know that a day on meds stops the spread, but you could also be carrying a virus along with strep. I would avoid contact until fever free 24 hrs.

In brief: Hard to say
I have no way of knowing if your illness involves a virus or bacteria you could easily spread to the infant.
Having fever is a realistic sign you are potentially contagious for most germs. If this were just strep throat & we know that a day on meds stops the spread, but you could also be carrying a virus along with strep. I would avoid contact until fever free 24 hrs.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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In brief: Yes
Most feel that while a fever is present the disease process is still active.

In brief: Yes
Most feel that while a fever is present the disease process is still active.
Dr. Harris Lilienfeld
Dr. Harris Lilienfeld
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