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Are some people more prone to getting gastroenteritis

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
33 years experience Internal Medicine
Not really: Gastroenteritis is a self-limited viral illness characterized by nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Exposure to the virus is all that is necessary to get ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
33 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: It is a common illness caused by a virus that has no specific cure. Fortunately, gastroenteritis is self-limited and resolves without specific treatm ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
13 years experience Pediatrics
Gastro: Gastroenteritis is usually caused by a virus and just like the flu is transmitted from person to person. Unlike the flu, it is usually transmitted by ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Quiet common.: Viruses are easy to transmit.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Alexander
33 years experience Pediatrics
Depends where: In countries with poor sanitation systems, bottled/purified water is the only way to go. Gastroenteritis is much more common in underdeveloped countri ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
No: No need to panic. If not exposed no way of getting sick. If exposed best is to maintain strict hygiene rules, specifically clean hands.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Viral gastroenteriti: Start w clear liquid like water, slightly flattened soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids w bland foods li ... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
46 years experience Emergency Medicine
Probably: we don't know how long these germs stay around on surfaces but possibly days.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
52 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Patience: Gastroenteritis usually caused by viruses, bacteria, medications, etc. Mostly caused by viruses , rotovirus in children and norovirus in adults. Usual ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
37 years experience Family Medicine
Check it out: Sometime gastroenteritis can be bacterial in orin vs viral of food poisoning. May want to see your doc. In the mean time the brat diet and avoiding ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amanda Xi
Dr. Amanda Xi answered
6 years experience General Practice
Poor sanitation: Many gastrointestinal viruses are transmitted via the fecal-oral route, so poor sanitation and/or poor food handling techniques can lead to contaminat ... Read More
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