The rule of thumb is that you are contagious until 24 hours after your last recorded fever (when not taking fever reducing medicine). If your chills/cold sweats are due to fever, then you are still contagious.
If someone is sick with a cold flu or fever but on medicine are they still contagious?
Still Contagious Yes, fever is a sign of being contagious. The medication is most likely an antibiotic and it takes a few days before it actually starts working. Actually if it is a cold or flu it is viral and antibiotics should NEVER be given for these as they have no effect on viruses, can cause increased antibiotic resistance in bacteria, and are a complete waste of money. ...
If someone is sick with a cold or flu but no fever are they still contagious?
I caught a bad cold, but never got a fever with it. I then passed it on to a half a dozen people in my family over the holidays. You decide. ...
How do you know if you are still contagious after having the flu?
Flu is spread through coughing and sneezing - So if you are no longer sneezing or coughing you are probobly no longer contagious. On top of that the usual length of time that flu can be passed on is 7 days after contracting the flu itself. ...
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How long is viral syndrome contagious?
Different viruses have different contagious periods. In general, as long as the person has active signs of infection, they are contagious. They are typically contagious for some time afterwards too. The contagious period from the common cold or stomach flu can be from one day to two weeks. ...
Asked in Infectious Diseases
Identify why anyone can become affected by an infectious disease?
Anyone can get an infectious disease. This means that it is contagious. Like the flu or a cold. ...
Should you have contact with a person with Swine Flu?
No you should not, swine flu like the regular flu is very contagious.