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Can You Catch Norovirus From Someone Breathing On You
I am very afraid of getting the norovirus. Can it be transmitted by breathing it in, or more typically by touching a surface that has the virus on it?
Many ppl and dr say that norovirus is caught orally ex. Contamin. Hands touching mouth or face) is this true? Isnt it by breathing? Im confused, help!
Viruses travel: Yes, what you've heard is generally true for norovirus - it's transmitted by contact with infectious material. In fact, only a very tiny amount is needed to infect someone else -which is why those cruise ships are always in trouble, because one person gets it - and the whole ship then gets infected from the small amounts of virus spread around. Different germs have different preferences for travel ...Read more
Could I have got a hiatal hernia from the stomach flu? Threw up harder than ever then a week after ended up in ER with breathing trouble+chest pains..
Hiatal hernia: That is a possibility. It is also possible that you already had a small hiatal hernia and that the vomiting has increased the size of the hernia and/or caused your stomach to slide up into your chest. It would be best to get evaluated by a gastroenterologist for an egd and ugi. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do I have labored breathing problem after i eat and i couldn't pass gas for few hours and plus i got stomach virus?
Gastritis: Sounds like irritated stomach or gastritis. May even be gastroesophafeal reflux (gerd ) and hiatus hernia. There are other possibilities that only a visit to a doctor can help figure out and diagnose. If you are not already doing it, try over the counter medications for acid, such as zantac, (ranitidine) pepcid, and Prilosec for a couple of weeks then visit a doctor. ...Read more
Its possible BUT: UNLIKELY...if the person you kiss has been contaminated (eg by kissing someone with the virus) but is not yet sick themselves!! Norovirus is a GI virus ...spreads by CONTACT! Keep that in mind! Wash Hands Keep separate dishes BE Careful! and BE WELL Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
My boyfriend had the norovirus last monday i didn't catch it because i was away but i come back today its been a week is he still contagious?
...: Norwalk viruses are found in vomit and stool. You can get it by eating/drinking contaminated products, touching contaminated things, having direct contact with a person who is infected. People are contagious from when they begin feeling sick until at least 3 days after they are better. Wash hands often, avoid food prepared by someone infected and clean contaminated surfaces often. ...Read more
My boyfriend had the norovirus last monday i didn't catch it because i was away but i come back today its been a week is he still contagious ?
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