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Is strep throat contagious airborne?

I am a 21 year old girl, I have an amazing immune system... (i've never thrown up in my life except when i was a baby) but I have to watch a kid from 6am-12pm tmrw and he has strep throat! if i don't touch ANYTHING in the house and wash my hands alot and avoid touching him... what are my chances of getting it? is it in the air or do they have to sneeze on you?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Hi, I'm an MD. I'm not sure where some of these people get their answers but strep throat is only contagious through oral or nasal secretions. Breathing the air is OK, getting sneezed on is probably not. Also, being an adult means that you have probably already had or been exposed to strep throat many times, making it unlikely that you will get it. Confirmed cases of strep throat in adults are VERY rare.

    Source(s): MD
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    4 years ago

    Strep Throat Contagious

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    4 years ago

    Is Strep Throat Airborne

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    I am a 21 year old girl, I have an amazing immune system... (i've never thrown up in my life except when i was a baby) but I have to watch a kid from 6am-12pm tmrw and he has strep throat! if i don't touch ANYTHING in the house and wash my hands alot and avoid touching him... what are my...

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  • 5 years ago

    Yes, it is. If you think you have strep, go to your doctor to be tested. If you test positive, you should be prescribed antibiotics. It will no longer be contagious after you have been on the antibiotic for 48 hours.

  • 1 decade ago

    I've had strep throat many times, and it is contagious, but as long as you don't drink from the same cup or let him sneeze on you, you should be fine for a few hours. My family never got sick when I had it in high school, so I'd say you'll be okay. :)

  • 7 years ago

    My Grand Children have strep on a regular basis - I nor have any of the other adults gotten it, when they have it I always put a little bleach in dish water and wash their toys that they might put in their mouth with a little bleach , keeps us all well ,

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  • 1 decade ago

    If he has been on antibiotics for at least 24 hours he is no longer contagious

    I had it before and MY MD told ME once i've been on the antibiotics for 24 hours I was no longer contagious

    Source(s): mom's a nurse
  • 1 decade ago

    When I had it the doctor told me it was NOT contagious. I think we have this stuff in us all the time and only get sick when we get an overload or have a weakened immune system.

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