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how does stomach flu start?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
GI upset: The symptoms of stomach flu (viral gastroenteritis) can include: nausea, vomiting, headache, watery bowel movements (not bloody), abdominal cramps and a low fever.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

How long would the normal stomach flu take to develop in your system and start showing symptoms.?

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Dr. Gary Gottlieb
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
6--10 days: The "incubation period" for most common gastrointestinal viral illnesses is 6-10 days. Cerain viruses, such as hepatitis a and b viruses, can take up to 6 months from infection to onset of symptoms.
A 48-year-old member asked:

How long after contracting the stomach flu will you start to notice symptoms?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Hours: Minutes to a few hours.
A 38-year-old member asked:

I live in a house with fifteen other people, two have the stomach flu and more are starting to get it. What can I do to avoid it?

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Dr. Dave Burns
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Wash everything: Make sure everything you touch has been wiped off with soap and disinfected. Flu is transferred from people to people so clean- clean- clean!
A 38-year-old member asked:

How do I know if I have norovirus or the start of the stomach flu or something?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Sxs: The symptoms of stomach flu (viral gastroenteritis) can include: nausea, vomiting, headache, watery bowel movements (not bloody), abdominal cramps and a low fever.
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A 16-year-old female asked:

How long is the stomach flu bug in your system before it starts to make you ill?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Viral illnesses: Not everyone gets ill when around viral illnesses. Usually the incubation period for flu like viruses is two to three days.

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