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Can gastroenteritis make you sick for 7 days

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
36 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

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Leenhouts
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possible: It wouldn't hurt to take a pregnancy test. A light period with positive pregnancy test can sometimes happen with impending miscarriage or ectopic (p ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Blass
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Oral ingestion: As disgusting as it sounds, most gastroenteritis is contracted through oral-fecal contamination of the food or water we ingest.
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
33 years experience Infectious Disease
It varies: It depends on the infectious agent, some have incubation period of 1-2 days and others may take longer time
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Stomach Flu: It is either a viral infection that we call the stomach flu or there was some contaminated food...So food poisoning. Both are usually not too severe a ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
12 years experience Emergency Medicine
Not likely: If it is a viral cause then probably not as you have already been exposed. If it is another cause then it is possible. Please practice good hand washi ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Not likely: Part of the recovery is for your body to make antibodies that are protective against reinfection . Unless the kids have some type of immune deficienci ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Yes: Toilet seat should be cleaned with antiseptic. Remember to wash hand thoroughly. Use your sleeve or piece of paper for inner door handle, the last per ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Cirillo
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Same symptoms: But would try antacids like alternagel. They will not give you diarrhea.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
That can happen: The intestines don't digest or absorb food and drink properly during a "stomach flu" infection. Some days are better than others, but symptoms often d ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Dirty Shower: Ok to shower, but dont' drink the drain water. Gastroenteritis is most commonly transferred by ingesting the virus in fluids. Casual contact in the sh ... Read More

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