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How long are you Immune to Gastroenteritis after you have contracted it

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Unlikely to be: Gastroenteritis is a nonspecific term that reflects a stomach & intestinal infection by many agents. While you may gain some or total immunity to that ... Read More
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Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Not at all: Perhaps the one specific viral strain, but there are many and they evolve/change rapidly, so no effective protection. Similar to how a virus can run t ... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
There are several: Bugs that can cause gastroenteritis. In short, if you get expose to the same one, you may have a much milder illness or no symptoms at all.
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Define immune: There are dozens of gut viruses and some bacteria that could trigger gastroenteritis. You can develop long term immunity to one virus or strain but th ... Read More
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
No immunity: It can re-occur even if you had it in the past. Most common causes of gastroenteritis do not elicit protective immune response. Most common cause in U ... Read More
A 15-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Consider this...: Lots of things can cause GI distress to recur--incompletely treated infection (e.g. Giardia) or re-exposure with re-infection; maldigestion (pancreati ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Immunodeficiency: If you have had infections which resolved spontaneously it would be very improbable that they are due to some defect in immune function. Generally the ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Neish
37 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Immune: If you had the same virus and you have recovered and you have a normal immune system, you should be immune and not susceptible from transmission of th ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Kilkenny
26 years experience Pediatrics
Up to 3 weeks: Rotavirus, the most common cause of gastroenteritis, is shed in the stool for up to 21 days. Obviously most kids are not excluded from daycare that lo ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Sometimes: But not always. Some kinds of food poisonings are heat resistant so it would not matter. Good thought though !
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Can not answer: Your questions w available information. The symptoms of stomach flu (viral gastroenteritis) can include: nausea, vomiting, headache, watery bowel move ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
24 years experience Pediatrics
Colitis : Viral cause can take a few weeks and no treatment for it.
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Potentially: as some people have GI upset on SSRI's. But I would not assume that is the reason. Take care.
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