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Doctor insights on: Current Stomach Viruses Going Around

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Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more


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Is the stomach virus still going around in pennsylvania?

Is the stomach virus still going around in pennsylvania?

Stomach virus: We need to see what kind of symptoms you are having: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, abdominal-pelvic pain. The durantion of symptoms, look at your medical history, surgeries, medication, your age and do physical exam. Most of the so called "stomach flu" (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea) last 2-4 days (vomiting in the first 12 hours) resolves spontaneously. See doctor if having severe symptoms. ...Read more

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Is there a stomach virus still going around in the greensburg, pa area?

Is there a stomach virus still going around in the greensburg, pa area?

Yes: Currently, early spring 2012, a form of acute gastroenteritis caused by a virus has been circulating in western pennsylvania. The complication lies in dehydration, so work hard to promote good hydration: small frequent sips of fluids such as pedialyte. You can slowly progress to your regular diet, but avoid sugary drinks such as juice, soda, and sports drinks. Call your doctor if dehydrated. ...Read more

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Is there a stomach virus going around in the greensburg, pa area?

Is there a stomach virus going around in the greensburg, pa area?

?perhaps: In our area (northern calif), we've had an outbreak of norovirus. Besides norovirus, there are also other enteroviruses which can cause diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, muscle aches, fatigue, and headache. Perhaps pennsylvania is seeing some activity of these common viruses. ...Read more

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I had a stomach virus 20 days ago that was going around in my job. My stomach never returned back to normal.no vomiting or runny stool?

I had a stomach virus 20 days ago that was going around in my job. My stomach never returned back to normal.no vomiting or runny stool?

Its NOt unusual: for your digestion to take some time in returning to normal! Try ACTIVA ...eat one cup/day next two weeks!! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Had stomach virus for a week and now my stomach still hurts a lot, usually waking me up in the morning but sometimes i cant even go. Help?

Had stomach virus for a week and now my stomach still hurts a lot, usually waking me up in the morning but sometimes i cant even go. Help?

Time to...: It is time to be seen if you are having persistent abdominal pain after a virus especially if it pain is getting worse. I see you have IBS which could be this condition acting up but without and exam and worsening of symptoms I am unable to give you a final answer through this platform. See your doctor or go to the nearest urgent care center or ED if pain is severe. ...Read more

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My husband has a stomach virus is it ok for him to still go to work? Is there anything he can do to feel better?

My husband has a stomach virus is it ok for him to still go to work? Is there anything he can do to feel better?

Should feel better: Usually gastroenteritis causes a lot of vomiting, diarrhea, and possibly dehydration. Usually it lasts 24 to 48 hours. Most people need to keep up with hydration. Usually there is a feeling of weakness that prevents most people from returning to work right away. You can be contagious from a few days to two weeks, depending on which virus is causing your stomach flu. ...Read more

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Is it safe to be around someone with a stomach virus?

Is it safe to be around someone with a stomach virus?

Usually yes: If you practice good hygiene (don't share food or drinks, wash hands frequently, etc.) the chances of contagion are low in most cases. If someone is immunocompromised or chronically ill, extra precautions or isolation should be observed. Some viruses which cause vomiting may be spread via the respiratory tract, but that is not as common. ...Read more

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