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should you sleep in the same bed as someone with a stomach virus

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Shim
19 years experience Gastroenterology
It is ok: It is ok as long as you are not being exposed to his secretions/excrement.
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
21 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Avoid: Probably it's best to avoid for a while
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zoltan Erdos
24 years experience Family Medicine
Follow up: let it go a week, before you take child for eval. In the meantime if this is all and nothing getting worse, I wouldn't worry much. Zmd
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Not very high but...: Some viruses come on, get better, then act up for a few more days before recovery is complete.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Yes - different viru: There are many types of viruses and thus you can catch different viruses. There are also non viral causes of infectious stomach illnesses.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
No you can not: You can not get the same strain of virus twice in a row.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
19 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: This could happen.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen DAmico
37 years experience Geriatrics
Viral life: Most virus do not live outside a host for more than a few hours. It would be rare to find them on a bed sheet or clothing. Common viruses are spread ... Read More
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A 17-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Repeat question: As answered last time, it is now safe to be with him or in his home. Cleaning up and laundering is fine. It's time to stop worrying about this.

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