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Contaminated Gastroenteritis Viruses
Poor sanitation: Many gastrointestinal viruses are transmitted via the fecal-oral route, so poor sanitation and/or poor food handling techniques can lead to contamination of foods (such as a cook having viruses on his hands after leaving the restroom). Also, the viruses are transmitted on door handles, furniture, keyboards, elevator buttons, phones, stair railings; and by shaking hands, changing diapers, etc... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had gastroenteritis on July 18 and now I'm having similar vomiting. Is it likely a different virus? When should someone see their doctor?
If someone has acute gastroenteritis and drinks prune juice. Would that get rid of the virus faster?
NO: It would not have any effect.Get a more detailed answer ›
How do viruses only effect certain systems... In other words what's to stop a flu virus from entering the stomach and causing gastroenteritis?
With gastroenteritis, total WBC isn't raised, the only abnormality is low lymphocytes (339). Is this likely a virus, or an autoimmune condition?
Gastroenteritis: Most gastroenteritis is viral and lasts only a few days at most. Often it lasts only 24-48 hours. The total WBC count is not usually elevated. A low lymphocyte count is normal during such an infection. Here's a research paper describing this phenomenon, called "transient lymphopenia" : http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/1085751. ...Read more
Vomiting and have slight elevated WBC. ER Dr said viral gastroenteritis. Can virus raise WBC? Should I be worried?!! Other blood work was normal.
Viral infections: Slight elevations of WBC may occur with viral infections, but my also be falsely elevated due to dehydration from vomiting, or slightly high because of epinephrine and steroid release from the stimuli released during your physical illness. Would not worry as long as this clears up quickly. Wish you better soon. ...Read more
Been throwing up after catching stomach flu from coworker. When does vomiting stop, when I have expelled virus or when my body fights it off?
Variable: Dianefuru, Viral gastroenteritis can cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Symptoms can persist even after the viral infection has cleared due to irritation of the intestinal tract. In some cases, diarrhea can persist for weeks, although this is not usually the case. Normally the nausea and vomiting only last a few days at most. ...Read more
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