answersLogoWhite

0


Best Answer

My answer is a question: why has your doctor provided antibiotics for a viral infection. Antibiotics do not fight viruses. I agree, antibiotics do not affect viruses, so the answer is yes, the virus can be passed on to others. *Many times doctors will prescribe antibiotics to prevent secondary infections. For example, if a child were dx'd with viral pneumonia it is probable antibiotics will be prescribed to prevent a secondary bacterial infections such as bacterial pneumonia.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2008-10-24 06:54:08
This answer is:
๐Ÿ™
0
๐Ÿคจ
0
๐Ÿ˜ฎ
0
User Avatar
Study guides
๐Ÿ““
See all Study Guides
โœ๏ธ
Create a Study Guide

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: If your 8-month-old baby has been diagnosed with a viral infection and given penicillin can this be passed on to other children in the meantime?
Write your answer...
Submit
Related questions

What are the advantages and disadvantages of penicillin?

Penicillin is sometimes used to boost immunity against infection in children


What are the advantages of penicillin?

An advantage of penicillin is that its an antibiotic that can treat different infections. Another advantage is that it can boost immunity against infection in children.


How many children are diagnosed with cancer each year?

It's not very common for children to get cancer. In the UK about 1,500 children are diagnosed. This is small compared to in 2002 275,000 adults were diagnosed in the UK.


What is the antibiotic prophylaxis for leptospirosis in children?

penicillin


If allergic to penicillin can you take amoxcillin?

No. Amoxicillin is a type of penicillin. No penicillin-based antibiotics can be taken if you are truly allergic to penicillin. Be sure to ask your doctor or nurse practitioner if the medication they have prescribed is a type of penicillin. Note: Many people who have been diagnosed with penicillin allergy are not truly allergic. With some types of viral illnesses (esp. mononucleosis), amoxicillin will cause a non-allergic type rash. Also, some children have been treated with amoxicillin coincidentally while they have a viral illness which ends with a rash - making the situation difficult to sort out. If you develop hives or swollen eyes or mouth, you have a true penicillin allergy of the potentially dangerous type.


How many people are diagnosed with autism every year?

1 in 100 children are diagnosed with Autism.


How many children are diagnosed with autism per day?

autistic children are born every 20 minuets. so if there is 24 hours per day, about 240 children are diagnosed per day.


What percentage of children diagnosed with Shaken Baby Syndrome do not suffer permanent damage?

it is diagnosed because they do have damage


How is penicillin available?

Uses for PenicillinPenicillin is used in our everyday lives. The main source of Penicillin is used for medical reasons. Penicillin is used so much in our everyday lives that it has even been used in children's rhymes.


How many children were diagnosed with autism in 2009?

20,938


Is primary koch's infection in children contagious?

Primary Koch's infection in children is not contagious in itself and does not spread. The infection will in most cases resolve on its own as the child develops.


How has penicillin changed lives?

Penicillin has changed our lives for the better without Penicillin its not very likely you or me would be hear by now. It cures sickness. Less children are dying at birth and life expectancy has gone up by a huge amount.


Can children be diagnosed at any age with ADD?

Yes, children can be diagnosed with ADD at any age but it is a difficult diagnosis to make. Most kids have extra energy but ADD children exhibit some very noticeable odd behaviors at home.


At what age can Asperger's Syndrome be diagnosed?

At this time, it is not diagnosed in newborns, but it can sometimes be diagnosed at under 1 year of age. Some people will not be diagnosed until their teens, when the difficulties of Asperger's Syndrome and peer pressure cause too much stress. Other people will not be diagnosed until adulthood, possibly when children or grandchildren are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.


How does being diagnosed with a learning disability help children?

When children are diagnosed, they can be provided with resources that they may have not known was available previously. In having those resources available, they can gain the help that they need to learn sufficiently.


How many people are diagnosed with down syndrome a year?

As of 2010, approximately 400,000 children in the US are diagnosed with Down syndrome each year.


Can you get strep throat twice?

Yes, strep throat is a bacterial infection caused by Streptococcus pyogenes. Antibiotics like Penicillin and Amoxicillin can cure strep throat, but it is highly contagious and can be caught again. It is most common in children ages 5 to 15.


What percentage of children are diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactive disorder?

31%


What is causing the rise in the number of children diagnosed with autism?

Inbred parentd


How many children are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes every day?

On average, 40 children per day :(


What are the symptoms of respiratory syncytial virus infection?

In children under two, the virus causes a serious lower respiratory infection in the lungs. In older children and healthy adults, it causes a mild upper respiratory infection


How can a celiac disease be spreaded?

It cannot be spreaded, but can be transfered if you have children after you have been diagnosed.


When is Asperger's Syndrome diagnosed?

Most children with Asperger's are diagnosed during the elementary school years because the symptoms of the disorder become more apparent at this point.


How many kids in America have autism?

The CDC put diagnosis at around 1 in 68, however this only accounts for children who have been diagnosed - Autism is under-diagnosed in girls and minority groups such as African-American children. We simply have no way of knowing how many Autistic children there are in America.


What type of treatment is available for diptheria?

Someone wise once said 'The best treatment is prevention'. A diptheria vaccine is available for children and adults. Medical treatment is either erythromycin, penicillin G or benzyl penicillin. Rifampicin or clindamycin is indicated in those allergic to penicillin.