A 21-year-old member asked:
If my roommate possibly has gastroenteritis and threw up in our bathroom can i shower without getting sick?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Dirty Shower: Ok to shower, but dont' drink the drain water. Gastroenteritis is most commonly transferred by ingesting the virus in fluids. Casual contact in the shower should not be a problem.
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Pediatrics 46 years experience
Do good handwashing: Gastro is generally passed by the oral secretions of the infected person. The germ can live for hours on door knobs or other surfaces they touch after they have touched their face or mouth. Avoid contaminated surfaces when you can & practice frequent hand washing. Don't share towels or other linen or drink from the same glass.You can shower in the same br if you follow these rules.
5.6k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 33-year-old member asked:
If my roommate possibly has gastroenteritis and threw up in our bathroom can I use the toilet without getting sick?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Yes: Toilet seat should be cleaned with antiseptic. Remember to wash hand thoroughly. Use your sleeve or piece of paper for inner door handle, the last person may not have washed their hands.
5.9k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Jan 5, 2019
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