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Stomac virus going around at home.Since yesterday been feeling nauseous IS THIS THE STOMACH VIRUS?I DONT have vomiting or diarrhea.How to heal faster?
Possibly: It is possible that you are getting the stomach virus and the nausea is a sign that it is coming. It is also possible that you will not get the full infection and just have a mild case with only the nausea. If it is a virus you can't make it go away sooner but you can do some things to ease your nausea. Take an antacid, avoid acidic foods, stay hydrated ad take a probiotic. Feel better soon. ...Read more
How do viruses only effect certain systems... In other words what's to stop a flu virus from entering the stomach and causing gastroenteritis?
Every yr just like the seasonal flu, the seasonal "stomach bug" goes around.Is that caused by Norovirus? Also why after all this time there's no vax??
Contagious virus!: Norovirus is a very contagious virus which you can get from an infected person, contaminated food or water, or by touching contaminated surfaces. Norovirus is the leading cause of foodborne illness in the USA. Japan’s Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. has been doing clinical trials for a Norovirus vaccine. I wish you well with your health! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Typically fecal-oral: Simplistic, but a good rule of thumb: Most enteric infections (whether bacterial, viral, parasitic) are acquired by ingesting the infecting agent. Air borne infection usually causes respiratory problems. ...Read more
Flu on the road: Stomach flu. If you're on the road, i will assume you have access to a drug store at least for over-the-counter medications. For nausea, otc antihismanines like dramamine or Meclizine should help. For the diarrhea, otc immodium works very well. Otherwise, drink plenty of fluids, rest, and eat as much of a healthy diet as you can (you will recover faster). Tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever. ...Read more
Acid Actions: While there are bacteria that reside in our stomach, it is actually the acid environment and thick mucous layer that protect us from bacterial invasion in bad foods. Unfortunately, most food borne illness are from pre-formed toxins made by the bacteria in the food before we've eaten it. The toxins are often less likely to be affected by the acid and as a result we get ill following consumption. ...Read more
Why do germs and viruses get through our stomach since our stomach juice is make of acid gastric fluid?
Most dont: The acid environment of the stomach is excellent at protecting us from the things we swallow. Many bacteria and viruses can survive in the acid by forming acid resistant capsules or spores or by simply adapting to survive in acid. Acid blocking medications such as Prilosec and Nexium (esomeprazole) can increase the likelihood of infection in some cases by decreasing the effectiveness of this acid barrier. ...Read more
Can gastro/gastroenteritis/stomach flu cause a miscarriage even if i keep well hydrated? My daughter just brought home stomach flu from daycare!
Stomach flu: You can protect yourself by making sure you wash your hands with soap and water when you handle your daughter. ...Read more
I've got extra IgG in my blood and never get sick. With the flu season upon us can I still transfer the flu virus to others(or any other sickness) evee?
Yes: Your immune system may be strong, but unfortunately, if you are infected with infections, you can be a carrier and contagious to others. ...Read more
Rash started on back now all over body. Diarrhea. Say viral infection been 3 days and keeps slowly spreading/getting worse. Worry some?
On August 16 my employer coming back from Africa they alert their the Ebola virus what can I do about my health not influence me in the virus?
Ebola Virus: Yes, there is an Ebola outbreak in Africa but the 3 main countries are Liberia, Guinea & Sierra Leone. Inquire about where he traveled if you are worried. Transmission is from someone who has signs of active infection via contact wi blood or bodily fluids or through contact wi contaminated objects. If you employer had contracted Ebola virus - he would become very, very sick. Try not to fret. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My sister has the stomach flu and we share the same bathroom!What are the chances of me getting it?
See answer: As long as you both have good hygiene and wash your hands and clean bathroom surfaces with a disinfectant, then the chances are slim hopefully! ...Read more
Tightness of throat. Vomiting. Headaches all the time has been going on for months, feel sick off n on everywhere except school. No fever?
HPV spread sexually: The hpv virus is a sexually transmitted infection and it is spread sexually. The Gardasil vaccine does not give anyone the virus. It causes an immune response to protect against the virus. If your girlfriend has hpv she can spread it to you. Her having the vaccine can not hurt you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can someone have listeria & not know it?No symptoms purely educational as there's a few stomach bugs goin in my household at the moment I'm pregnant
Listeria is usually transmitted food to person ,not person to person except mother to fetus. It can be w/o symptoms. Use basic precautions not sharing food ,utensils washing hands. Eat only pasteurized cheeses, avoid deli- smoked non cooked raw meats / fish(sushi) , sprouts. You can get a blood test for listeria. The bug at home is likely viral f/u/w/ doc
https://www.cdc.gov/listeria/faq.html ...Read more
I've been sick with a sinus infection/score throat 4x in the last 4 mo. Do you think there's something going on in my body that's making me feel sick?
I keep having high titers for coxsackie virus and feeling feverish for months.Is there any treatment since antibiotics don't work on viruses ?
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