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 Post subject: Contagious?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:02 pm 
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Okay - question for y'all.

If the doctor says, "You're not contagious" - how much do you trust his opinion?

I've repeatedly been told that "don't be around people until the fever is gone for 24 hours" prevents contagion. But, I cannot find any proof that this opinion has any basis in any sort of science or research.

I'm kinda tired of people coughing all over me and saying "Don't worry - the doctor says I'm not contagious" only to have me show up with a cough a few days later.

What do y'all think? Do you trust when doctors give their contagion verdict? Do you know of any research that supports the "it's not contagious" theory?

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 Post subject: Re: Contagious?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:00 pm 
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Well, no, i don't know of any research nor do i trust doctor's opinions. ;) I think the answer is "it depends".

My "boss" at work has been coughing, sneezing, and been generally miserable for a month now. I've been dreading getting it but i haven't. Is that because she's "not contagious"? Is it because i have a strong immune system? A bit of both? I dunno!


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 Post subject: Re: Contagious?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:50 pm 
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A cough that is from hay fever.. No not contagious.. But a fever and cough. I would bet dollars to doughnuts that the cough IS contagious after the fever has passed.

So, my answer is: it depends on what illness they have. The cough is a symptom of somethimg.. Getting to what that is determines my belief in how contagious they are.


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