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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
23 years experience Infectious Disease
Diarrhea: Diarrhea is the most prominent symptom but patients often also have vomiting, malaise, muslce aches and fevers.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Viral Diarrheas: The major causes of gastroenteritis are viruses, accounting for 1/3 of acute diarrheal illnesses. These fall into 5 categories: rotaviruses (lasts 3- ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cindy Juster
36 years experience Pediatrics
It's possible.: It's possible to get so dehydrated that you could be seriously ill and die without medical care. If you think you have gastroenteritis and can't keep ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh answered
49 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Not uncommon, but usually with people in close proximity to each other, like at schools or on cruise ships.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Cueva
21 years experience Pediatrics
Hydration: Norovirus is a virus that commonly causes vomiting and diarrhea. It is extremely contagious by contact with microscopic amounts of vomitus or stool. ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Cueva
21 years experience Pediatrics
PCR if needed: Specific testing is usually not needed for individuals with symptoms of norovirus infection. That's because, whether the symptoms are caused by norov ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cindy Juster
36 years experience Pediatrics
'Stomach flu': It's one of the viruses that can cause gastroenteritis ('stomach flu'). It's now the most common cause of epidemic nonbacterial gastroenteritis in the ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Usually not: Norovirus infections are a common cause of gastroenteritis (diarrhea with nausea and vomiting). The infection is usually self limited.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Cueva
21 years experience Pediatrics
PCR if needed: Specific testing is usually not needed for individuals with symptoms of norovirus infection. That's because, whether the symptoms are caused by norov ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
PPI's take: to long to be effective. Try taking OTC H-2 Blocker (eg PEPCID (famotidine) AC) plus a liquid antacid but AVOID MAGNESIUM (eg Maalox) this may cause d ... Read More
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