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how long does the stomach flu last in adults

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
3-5 days: 3-5 days, usually.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Calendine
23 years experience Pediatrics
Longer in Kids: Acute gastroenteritis symptoms typically last longer in younger children. Avoid high sugar drinks and encourage complex carbohydrate foods while your ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeremy Adler
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A few days or more: Most stomach viruses last a few days. A few such as rota virus can last a week or longer. Regardless of duration, if a stomach virus makes you dehyd ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Martin
20 years experience Pediatrics
1-2 weeks: Usually a stomach virus will give you 1-2 days of vomiting, but the diarrhea can last 2 weeks. Make sure you maintain hydration. Urinating 3 x in a ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. EMILIA MATOS
43 years experience General Practice
Short period: Usually less than a week.
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A 45-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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That depends....: According to the cdc, viral gastroenteritis usually has a duration of 1 to 10 days (depending on the specific virus).
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Most of the time your symptoms will resole within a week. However, I have seen diarrhea from a viral gastroenteritis last for 6 weeks.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
1 to 10 days: 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. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
VIRAL INFECTION: Viral infections are self limited to a few days to a week. Make sure patient does not become dehydrated.
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