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Can You Catch Gastroenteritis From Somebody Who Caught It From You
I had gastroenteritis a week ago and now my family members are sick with it. I've recovered from my sickness, but can I catch it from them again?
Gastroenteritis infected my whole family in less than a week. Is it possible for my children to catch it again from me now that I'm ill too?
Not likely: Part of the recovery is for your body to make antibodies that are protective against reinfection . Unless the kids have some type of immune deficiencies, they should be making these protective antibodies. Still would practice good handwashing and not give good-night kisses until everyone is better ...Read more
Is it possible to catch viral gastroenteritis whilst currently infected with cold virus? If so is that a dangerous combination?
Multiple Virus: Yes, you certainly can be infected with multiple viral infections at once. Whether or not it is dangerous depends on the specific viral infections. Generally, a cold and gastrointestinal virus at the same time are not dangerous. They are however, very uncomfortable for the person who has them at the same time. The biggest threat is dehydration. Seek care if that is occurring. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I was around someone who had the stomach flu 3 days ago, how long would it take for me to catch it. I'm so scared?
Can I catch the stomach flu from being around a baby that wasn't sick until the next day after I played with him?
My friend son is 4 he has stomach flu after 3 days hes feeling better is it still contagious and can we still catch the stoamch flu ?
Is the stomach flu contagious like the regular flu? A friend is sick with the stomach flu. I wanted to bring them some flowers, but then thought i might be able to catch it like with the regular flu. Is there any chance i might catch it?
Stomach : Stomach viruses are highly contagious, which is why they spread so quickly on cruise ships. ...Read more
Possible: It's possible to get a food borne illness pretty much anywhere in the world. As to the specific question, that would require a representative sampling of the street food of chennai to calculate odds properly. ...Read more
Viral gastroenteriti: Start w clear liquid like water, slightly flattened soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids w bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more
How long does it take to become sick after being exposed to the stomach flu. it's been almost 4 days and I haven't caught it yet but worried ?
Not much...: All you can do is wash hands frequently, avoid others who are known to have it, etc. Once you have it, im not aware of anything you can do to prevent it. See your doctor for medications to help you through it, though. ...Read more
Me and 3 year old son just caught the stomach flu, what can I do to make this go away faster, and keep it from spreading?
Good hygiene : Stomach "flu" is most commonly caused by a virus. Viruses are spread by saliva and respiratory droplets. Good handwashing, and not sharing germs are the keys to prevention of the virus. Unfortunately there is no cure. Treatment is supportive with nausea meds and fluids as tolerated. Be careful to watch for dehydration and always best to see your doc to make sure it's nothing more. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have severe chest pain. I caught a stomach flu and did some pretty heavy vommitting. I did it 9 times within a 4 hour time slot. can i do anything??
Go to ER: If you cannot see your own doctor, go to the emergency department of a hospital. You are at risk of getting dehydrated and complication resulting therefrom. Wish you good health. ...Read more
Three days ago I caught the stomach flu (diarrhea vomitting). Flu is gone but now I feel gassy, bloated, full easily. Is this normal?
My 16 month caught the stomach flu. Vomiting began Wed 27th and continues to vomit breast milk every night. She is barely eating. Also has diarrhea.
See the doctor: With small children, you don't want to take any serious risks - it sounds like your child is dehydrated. I would call immediately to try and be seen. Small children don't have the 'reserve' that adults have to fight through diarrhea/gastrointestinal illnesses. Is she making 'wet' diapers? What about tears? You can tell her volume status by some of these signs -I'm concerned about it, so go to docs ...Read more
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