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How Long Is Pneumonia Contagious


Posted by cinthings05

I was diagnosed on Thurs. 5/09 at the ER.  They wanted to admit me, but due to my father's health (long story) I couldn't be confined.  After chest X-rays, they gave me an antibiotic IV, two breathing treatments, and let me go.  I got scripts for Levaquin and Steroids.  I took my last Levaquin today, but still have 3 or 4 more days of steroids.  I need to know when I will no longer be contagious to my father - I need to see him, but cannot risk adding more health problems for him.  He's not doing very well, and I need to know ASAP if I can go see him yet.  It has been one week on antibiotics and steroids and breathing treatments (at home, also).  I was also diagnoses with COPD at the time.
 
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