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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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Can you let me know how many stomach viruses does a person get per year?

Can you let me know how many stomach viruses does a person get per year?

No answer: There is no clear answer because everybody and every year is different. This year happens to be a particularly bad year for this. ...Read more

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Do all stomach viruses make you puke?

Do all stomach viruses make you puke?

Not all: But many do, depends on a lot of factors/ and food poisoning can do the same. Often that is not a virus but a toxin or a bacterium

why do you ask? ...Read more

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Stomach virus. Signs?

Stomach virus. Signs?

Stomach virus signs: Enteric viruses, at least the self-limited kind, typically cause: nausea, queasiness, diarrhea, abdominal cramping. Of course, these are non-specific symptoms that can be attributed to almost any acute insult to the gut (regardless of mild or severe). Persistent symptoms, bleeding, dehydration, unremitting vomiting, progressive abdominal pain deserve immediate medical attention & treatment. ...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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Please tell me, are stomach viruses contagious through the air?

Please tell me, are stomach viruses contagious through the air?

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

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My upper middle stomach has been hurting for a little over 12 hours now. It a consistant pain sometimes worse than others. Could it be a virus?

My upper middle stomach has been hurting for a little over 12 hours now. It a consistant pain sometimes worse than others. Could it be a virus?

Constipation.....: Try Dulcolax....It can be more serious things. ......gastritis, ulcer, Gall bladder, liver problem, obstruction, aneurism, tumor......bu you are not describing any symptoms indicating those. ...Read more

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What is the name of the common virus from which you expierence spewing and stomach pains?

Norovirus: Noroviruses is a common cause of viral gastroenteritis in kids and adults. It is the most common cause of foodborne illness worldwide. In most instances it is spread through contaminated food or water. ...Read more

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How to cure the stomach virus?

How to cure the stomach virus?

You don't "cure" it: Start w clear liquid like water, slightly flattened soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids w bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more

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I have a stomach virus, what to do?

I have a stomach virus, what to do?

See answer: Stomach viruses (viral gatroenteritis) are common and usually go away with supportive care. Drink clear liquids (starve a virus) for 18-24 hours, than slowly increase your diet to soft "brat" diet, and as tolerated, you can slowly increase to a regular diet. Nausea meds may be helpful too. Usually, in time 1-3 days, you will feel better as it runs its course. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Wats the symptoms of the stomach virus?

Wats the symptoms of the stomach virus?

Stomach virus/bug: Common symptoms - bloating, gas, loose stools, diarrhea, nausea, mild fever, may have cramps. ...Read more

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How to keep from getting stomach virus?

Wash hands: Good handwashing is the number one way to prevent infection transmitted by hand to hand contact. Try not to share foods or silverware and dishes if you know someone is ill and, stay away from people who are sick, . ...Read more

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Is it possible for stomach virus to stay for 7 months?

Possibly: A viral infection is typically an acute illness (weeks) and at this point you are describing a chronic syndrome (months). As far as infections go, CMV and herpes virus (viruses) and h. Pylori (a bacteria) are associated with chronic gastritis, as well as parasites and more rare types of bacteria. However, there are many non-infectious causes and it may be time to revisit your pcp or GI doctor. ...Read more

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How to treat stomach virus?

How to treat stomach virus?

Gastroenteritis.: Start w clear liquid like water, slightly flattened soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids w bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more

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How contagious is the stomach virus?

How contagious is the stomach virus?

Stomach virus: There is not one specific virus capable of producing acute gastroenteritis, and when it occurs it is communicable generally by the fecal/oral route. Somebody with the virus handles your food or water and you become infected. ...Read more

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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 have a huge phobia for stomach viruses. How can I cure it?

I have a huge phobia for stomach viruses. How can I cure it?

Prevention; no cure: The major causes of gastroenteritis are viruses, accounting for 1/3 of acute diarrheal illnesses. These fall into 5 categories: rotaviruses (lasts 3-7 days); enteric adenovirus (last 5-12 days with vomiting and fever); norwalk virus (lasts 1-2 days with flu-like symptoms); calicivirus (with shellfish, lasts 1-2 days in adults; longer in kids); astrovirus (kids ; in nursing homes, lasts 2-3 days). ...Read more

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Had cold two weeks ago now have stomach and headaches. Could virus still be me?

Had cold two weeks ago now have stomach and headaches. Could virus still be me?

Unlikely: The best way in which to resolve this issue is to see your pcp, get examined after a full history and testing as needed, and then they can offer a reasonable explanation for your symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've been getting sick an awful lot this past year which isn't normal for me. Alot of flu/colds and stomach viruses I carefully watch my diet. Reasons?

I've been getting sick an awful lot this past year which isn't normal for me. Alot of flu/colds and stomach viruses I carefully watch my diet. Reasons?

Many possibilities: There are many reasons why you could have had more illness this past year. Some may be related to pure chance, while other reasons may be related to an increase to exposure to certain infections. If you are concerned that there could be an underlying deficiency in your immune system, consulting with your doctor would be beneficial for an evaluation. ...Read more

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How do you treat a stomach virus?

Treat symptoms only: Viral infections of the intestinal tract are almost always self-limiting. It is important, however, to not become dehydrated. Maintain a high fluid intake, treat nausea and vomiting and diarrhea with agents your doctor can provide. If you are not able to keep things down by mouth you may need intravenous fluids to maintain adequate blood volume, and if you are in doubt about this, see M.D. ...Read more

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What to do about a stomach virus?

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What to do about this stomach virus?

What to do about this stomach virus?

Go gently: Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip often to prevent dehydration.Work up to solids with bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more

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How to take care of a stomach virus!?

Supportive measures: Often, a "stomach virus" involves several days of variable amounts of nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. To put the stomach to relative rest; eat bland foods (bananas, rice, applesauce, toast). You may also consider other stomach soothers and Imodium (loperamide) ad if diarrhea is prominent. If vomiting symptoms are not quieting, you may need to see your fp for suppositories so you can maintain oral rehydration! ...Read more

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How does someone catch a stomach virus?

Multiple ways...: Stomach viruses are usually transmitted via airborne or contact route. This explains how stomach virus outbreaks occur on cruise ships affecting many people at once. ...Read more

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How can I know if I have. The stomach virus?

How can I know if I have. The stomach virus?

Gastroenteritis: Gastroenteritis symptoms may include: diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps/pain, headaches, muscular aches & pains as well as fever (low grade). Bloody stools are not usually associated with gastroenteritis. According to the CDC, viral gastroenteritis usually has a duration of 1 to 10 days (depending on the specific virus). The average is 1 to 3 days. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more