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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
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
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
How can I avoid the stomach flu or the stomach virus when my baby sister, younger brother, and older sister have it?
Hand washing : Contact with the virus is what can assist with acquiring it. If you keep things clean, where gloves when cleaning up after your sick siblings and washing your hands regularly esp. If it is after contact with your sibs clothing, bedding or oral care products should minimize your risk if you are caring for them. Limited exposure also should decrease risk. ...Read more
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