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A 19-year-old female asked:

My mom has the stomach flu. i have been around her and gave her fluids and food along with medication. since i have touched her, will i get it?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. K. Mujib Haque
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Practice hand hygien: Wash hands with soap and water after the each contact, wear gloves, barrier against sputum of the patient. You can prevent or at least minimize any risk to yourself with smart hygiene protective strategy.
Dr. Marni Friedman
Specializes in Family Medicine
Clean hands: If you washed your hands frequently, you decreased your odds of catching the virus that she has.

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Last updated Feb 28, 2017

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