health conditions


Question by  DarkListener (11)

Is strep throat contagious?

My son has strep throat.


Answer by  emtallison (89)

Strep throat is highly contagious until the patient has been on antibiotics for at least 24 hours. Hand washing is a must at preventing the spread.


Answer by  ana15 (116)

Yes, of course, it is contagious. It is caused by group A streptoccoci bacteria. This is very common in school children.


Answer by  dazee (85)

Strep throat is caused by the Streptococcus bacteria and is very contagious. It is easily transmitted by body fluids such as saliva either with coughing or sneezing. It is a very common illness in school age children and spreads throughout schools and classrooms primarily due to the lack of good handwashing.


Answer by  ssullivan1003 (63)

Strep throat is a highly contagious bacteria that is easily spread through sneezing and coughing as it tends to hang out in the nose and throat.


Answer by  cashian (376)

Yes. Strep throat is passed along the same way many other contagious infections are shared - lack of hand washing and uncaught sneezes and coughs.


Answer by  Ben3889 (178)

Yes strep throat is contagious.You shouldnt send him to school he could pass it to the other kids.Also you should take action to make sure you dont get it like buying masks from cvs.

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