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how long does it take to get the stomach flu

A 11-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
46 years experience Internal Medicine
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 44-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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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Baney
23 years experience Family Medicine
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.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Clear
11 years experience Family Medicine
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
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Longer than flu: "bird flu" , or avian influenza, in general is moe serious than seasonal influenza. It is not uncommon to be sick for longer than a week, and for som ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
21 years experience Psychiatry
Unsure: Bulimia is a life threatening disease. Some people struggle with it for many years. There are self-help groups if you cannot afford a professional. ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
2-5 days: Influenza treatment is 5 days of tamiflu or relenza (zanamivir). Influenza usually lasts 7-10 days so you should be better 2 to 5 days after completi ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
20 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Depends on cause: Duration of recovery from pleurisy depends on underlying cause. There are several infectious and non-infectious conditions that cause inflammation of ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
20 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Depends on cause: Depends on the underlying cause of pleurisy. The recovery period may vary from weeks to months.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Lotz
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Variable: Typical episodes of acute bronchitis may last 2-3 weeks before resolution. Symptoms lasting longer should be reported to your physician as their is a ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
3-5 days: 3-5 days, usually.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
20 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
2 to 4 weeks: It can take up to 4 weeks to completely recover from viral pneumonias, mostly depending on the cause (type of virus) causing the infection.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ruth Seaman
25 years experience Psychiatry
Rapidly: Rispedal does not take long to absorb and distribute to where it needs to go (a few hours). How long it takes to experience an improvement in what yo ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience General Practice
3-6 hours: 3-6 hours for solids about 3 hours for most liquids. Meat is slower to digest and may take up to six hours milk curdles and the casein may take up ... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amandeep Kaur
9 years experience Family Medicine
Pleurisy?: It you mean pleurisy? It may take few days- weeks to resolve. It depends on the cause and how fast your body is able to heal it.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Shubert
35 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Should not happen: In the early stages of pregnancy your stomach should remain soft. As the uterus enlarges, you will be able to feel the uterine fundus. This varies f ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
No time & some time: Ingestion of a infective amount of salmonella from from can take just a mouthful or two. For non-typhoid salmonellosis, the incubation period is 1-3 ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Varies by temp: Frostbite occurs more quickly at lower temperatures. So if temp is just around 32 degrees, it could take hours. If temp is below zero, could occur as ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Trachella Johnson foy
19 years experience Family Medicine
No set time: We are unable to say how long it takes for ulcer to perforate- most of the time if someone perforates- they did not know they had an ulcer. It is dep ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Duvoisin
32 years experience Emergency Medicine
24-48 hours: Usually symptoms will resolve within 24 to 48 hours. If you develop fevers, severe pain or bloody stools you should see a primary care physician / ur ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnan ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
OTC or Prescription: If it wasn't for the itch & the difficulty these kids have trying to sleep, we wouldn't need to treat this at all. Short term help using a cold wash t ... Read More
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