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Cooking Prevent Gastroenteritis
Wash your hands: A GI bug can be passed through your food or from poor hygeine. Proper precautions, such as when preparing poultry, can help. But sometimes, when foods are contaminated, there is no prevention. And many people (for example, on a cruise ship) can pick up norovirus with exposure only to surfaces. Still, washing your hands before you eat and cooking your food thorougly is a good start. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gastroenteritis: It is usually a GI illness causes by viruses. Avoid Stomach Flu - Wash your hands before touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Wash wi warm water & soap for 20 seconds. Hand-sanitizer doesn't kill Norovirus. Use paper towel to turn off faucet & open door when exiting a public restroom. Antiseptic wipes can be used on doorknobs, keyboards & other surfaces if diluted bleach is not available. Wash > ...Read more
Probiotics: Agree with dr. C. Zinc has been shown to help kids with zinc deficiency or malnourished kids with gastroenteritis but we don't know about other kids. But probiotics [include lactobacillus] may prevent gastroenteritis in adults and kids. Here's to healthy tummies! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes and no.: Hand washing is the key to preventing illness. Also, remember that everything you touch probably has germs, especially door handles - -so don't touch your face or lick you fingers when you are 'out and about' as it just exposes you to germs. When you get home - wash your hands, first thing. Now, you will probably still get a bug now and then, but avoiding germs will help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do ginger pills (1000mg) really have the potential to prevent vomiting when you have gastroenteritis caused by norovirus?or is stronger stuff needed?
Pretty useless: "Stronger stuff" usually needed! Sorry...hope this info helps! Good luck! Dr Z ...Read more
Get ivig q3wks for autoimmune and wondering if it'll help prevent influenza and gastroenteritis? Also on numerous meds plus prednisones and Zofran (ondansetron) daily
Probably: but on the other hand you are on prednisone too, which suppresses t cells, which has a multitude of functions in the immune sysytem other than helping produce antibodies, at any rate, confer with your doctor, play it safe, stay away from sick people, keep washing your hands and other universal precautions to guard against infection, goodluck ...Read more
What medicines are like Zofran (ondansetron) meaning prevent vomiting not only from chemo but also from gastroenteritis but prescription not needed in order to buy?
Not many good ones.: Most good anti-vomiting drugs require a prescription in the U.S. Zofran definitely requires one. For diarrhea and stomach upset from gastroenteritis, try Pepto Bismol or Kaopectate. Some of the antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Dramamine can also help with nausea. For severe nausea and vomiting, call a doctor or clinic for a prescription. ...Read more
Stomach flu: Wash your hands before touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Wash wi warm water & soap for 20 seconds. Hand-sanitizer doesn't kill Norovirus. Use paper towel to turn off faucet & open door when exiting a public restroom. Antiseptic wipes can be used on doorknobs, keyboards & other surfaces if diluted bleach is not available. Wash dishes in dishwasher (vice hand-washing). Clean clothes which may be > ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wash your hands: The viruses that cause stomach bugs are spread by contact and enter the body through your mouth, nose, or eyes. The best thing is to wash your hands well with soap and water. And do not rub your eyes or nose or touch your mouth with unwashed hands. Viruses also can travel in food or drinks. No sharing cups or food. Many viruses are contagious before symptoms, so looking well is no guarantee. ...Read more
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
Prevention: Wash your hands well for at least 20 seconds often. Don’t touch your nose, eyes or mouth without clean hands. Don’t share the same cups, forks or spoons. Use disinfectants on solid surfaces. Bring sanitizer with you when you are out. Try to avoid contact with people who are sick. ...Read more
How do I prevent myself from having stomach flu if my roommate and boyfriend both have 24 hr stomach flu?
Stay away : Avoid contact with both until, their symptoms clear for 24 hrs.Wash your hands frequently when you restart contactt. ...Read more
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