Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

i want to get the stomach flu

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Calendine
24 years experience Pediatrics
Your Immune System: Most stomach illness are caused by viruses that your body's immune system will fight off. The "out of your" system philosophy may come from advice by ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marino Tavarez
A Verified Doctor answered
A US doctor answered Learn more
You will decrease: your risk of getting sick from any infection, by simply washing your hands
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
25 years experience Pediatrics
Often: If you are in contact with many people on a daily basis for work or school then it is not uncommon to get a "stomach flu" several times a year. The pe ... Read More
6
6 thanks
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
73 years experience Preventive Medicine
Depends: It obviosly depends on what you are calling "stomach flu". I suppose that it is vomiting and diarrhea. I can guarantee that it is far from normal and ... Read More
3
3 thanks
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
24 years experience Urgent Care
Yes: Yes, it is possible. It's not the "actual" flu, but another virus whose clinical entity is "gastroenteritis".
1
1 thank
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeremy Adler
A Verified Doctor answered
A US doctor answered Learn more
Yes: There are many different viruses that cause the stomach flu. So you can get it again, or at least something just like it.
2
2 thanks
A 5-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
47 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
1
1 thank
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Pet to human: infections. Zoonoses effecting dogs that can be directly or indirectly transmitted to humans & that involve the GI tract of one or the other incl ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
35 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
NO : The flu affects humans not dogs. The flu is also an airborne respiratory infection ( cough fever) not vomiting. That said you can get other bacteria f ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
24 years experience Urgent Care
Total guess...: No guarantees, but i'd guess about 12 for the United States, assuming living to full lifespan. I have nothing to back that up. Just a guess.
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month