If you spend a lot of time with other CF patients, you might spread a dangerous infection or get one yourself. This is known as cross-infecting each other. The risk of cross-infection goes up if youre spending time together indoors, touching shared objects, or kissing.
What happens if two CF patients be together?
For people with CF, being close to others with the disease puts them at greater risk of getting and spreading dangerous germs and bacteria. This is called cross‐infection. Not only are these dangerous germs difficult to treat, but they can also lead to worsening symptoms and faster decline in lung function.
Can siblings with cystic fibrosis live together?
Unlike many organizations, cystic fibrosis support groups cannot arrange events for people with the disease to get together. Because their lungs are easily infected, its crucial that people with the disease are not in close contact with others who have the same diagnoses.
Can CF go away?
There is no cure for cystic fibrosis, but treatment can ease symptoms, reduce complications and improve quality of life. Close monitoring and early, aggressive intervention is recommended to slow the progression of CF , which can lead to a longer life.