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can a stomach virus last a month

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Viral: gastroenteritis is usually self limited; however, no solid foodNO SOLID FOODS FOR 48 HOURS Force fluids: 8-10 glasses/day: Electrolyte rich fluids- Ga ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not usual.: Not normally. According to the cdc, viral gastroenteritis usually has a duration of one to ten days (depending on the specific virus). This may not b ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffry Gill
28 years experience Pediatrics
Bad luck vs. problem: That sounds miserable! If multiple people in a family have similar stomach flu symptoms at the same time, it's a good story for passing around a virus ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It may not be: stomach viruses. After this many months - a medical evaluation is warranted. Take care.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Morton Levitt
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Pediatric GI Virus: Sometimes GI viruses take 7-10 days to resolve themselves, especially with tender, pediatric GI tracts. Beyond that, I would suggest bringing him/her ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No: Chronic tonsillitis is typically related to recurrent tonsillar infections, whether viral or bacterial. It is unlikely precipitated solely by a bad st ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Viruses that cause gastroenteritis do not cause chronic tonsillitis.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
2-5 days: Usually viruses are cleared in under one week. That being said residual symptoms may last weeks or months. Some people may even develop a post infecti ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Stanton
17 years experience Emergency Medicine
Depends: It depends on the type of "food poisoning", the degree of infection, and any other chronic medical conditions you may have.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Stomach Bug: According to the CDC, viral gastroenteritis usually has a duration of 1 to 10 days (depending on the specific virus). The average is 1 to 3 days.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Yen
19 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Depends: Some viral infections last 24 hours, others 1 week. Sometimes the virus is cleared, but symptoms linger at a lower intensity and frequency for weeks t ... Read More
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