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Contagiousness of pneumonia - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Lung and Chest disorders
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User :   is phneumonia contagious via vaginal sex.
if yes for how long after taking antibiotic.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   pneumonia is a disease of lung and spread through cough usually
Doctor :   vaginal sex has nothing to do with the pneumonia
Doctor :   are you there ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   yes proceed
User :   in any case how long is it contagious after taking antibiotic
Doctor :   it is NOT contagious after treating with antibiotics
User :   even the first day
Doctor :   i said it is NOT contagious AFTER treating with antibiotics
Doctor :   and pneumonia is a disease of lung
Doctor :   to say it occurs in susceptible and do not act as contagious disease
Doctor :   to make it clear
User :   sorry! you mean afer
User :   you mean even after the first dose
Doctor :   you will get pneumonia if you are a susceptible person for pneumonia and you have history of exposure with a person who is suffering from pneumonia
User :   no history
User :   please anser my question straight
Doctor :   to be specific disease pneumonia is not contagious disease
Doctor :   the organism causing the pneumonia can be contagious
User :   sorry seems we not understanding - simple question how many days after starting antibiotic is not any more contagious for another person to catch it
Doctor :   i repeat it is after you have COMPLETED the course of antibiotics,
Doctor :   did you understand ?
Doctor :   for example
Doctor :   say you have been put on antibiotics for 7 days
Doctor :   so after seven days of completing the antibiotics you will not be contagious
User :   thanks
Doctor :   thanks for consulting health care magic
Doctor :   bye
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