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How long does it take to get stomach flu after exposed

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Depends: Norovirus is the most common viral cause of "stomach flu" or gastroenteritis. Exposure can result in illness within 24 hours. Other causes of gastroen... Read More

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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Good for vomiting.: If you are questioning the efficacy of Zofran (ondansetron) for vomiting, I can tell you that it's very good for that. What I don't approve of is the... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Yen
Pediatric Gastroenterology 20 years experience
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
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Stomach Flu: According to the cdc, viral gastroenteritis usually has a duration of one to ten days (depending on the specific virus).
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Baney
Family Medicine 24 years experience
3-5 days: Assuming you have a true viral gastroenteritis usually 3- 5 days. If any blood in stool or vomit call your doctors immediately.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Yes and few things: Post infectious IBS will have to be firmly diagnosed and it can last indefinitely. Chronic gi conditions will have to be ruled out at some point if sy... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anurag Anand
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Ideally - nothing: Usually acute gastroenteritis presenting as diarrhea and nausea is of viral etiology and resolves by itself over 48-72 hrs. Antibiotics do not help- y... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Clear
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Sounds like it: You're likely correct. For a stomach virus, it's important to maintain hydration (water, sports drinks) and eat a very bland diet as tolerated. Look ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Clear
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Faster than that: Food-borne illness hits hard and fast, anywhere from 30 minutes after a contaminated meal with certain bacterial toxins from killed bacteria to a day ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Most are air borne : however, you can be exposed by touching infected material, clothing etc or being in a room where he sneezed, coughed or expectorated.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sathish Adigopula
Pediatrics 20 years experience
No meds - fluids: Lots of fluids, esp fluids with salts to prevent dehydration - either oral or IV if needed. Symptomatic management.

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