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Doctor insights on: Current Stomach Viruses Going Around

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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

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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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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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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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