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A 16-year-old female asked:

my boyfriend drank wine, vomited and had diarrhea the next day. it only lasted for an hour and then he was fine. he had no other symptoms. contagious?

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joseph Gutman
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
No: Not contagious. By the way, if he is under age it is not legal for him to drink alcohol....
Dr. Donald Collins
Dr. Donald Collins answered
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Hard to tell: Could have been a flu bug or too much wine. Don't eat or drink after him or kiss him till you're sure he's ok. If he is your age, he should not be drinking wine!
Dr. Nikhil Karanth
Gastroenterology 23 years experience
No: this is most likely a result of his body reacting to the wine that he consumed, keeping in mind that the amount of wine consumed nor the associated use of other concomittant substances (prescribed or not) have not been mentioned. It does not appear to be contagious.

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