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Does Bacterial Or Viral Gastroenteritis Have More Severe Symptoms
Can giving birth while you have bacterial/viral gastroenteritis cause your baby to get it while being born due to close proximity to anas? Serious?
Nope: The chances are extremely rare.Get a more detailed answer ›
On average how long from the start of viral gastroenteritis symptoms to get to the point of the severe nausea/vomiting stage?
Symptom duration: Well there are quite a number of variables here-such as 'what virus', 'you' the patient, your condition 'before you got sick' etc. So it's hard to give a precise answer. Most of the times, it's just a day or two. If it's longer than that, then it may not be 'so simple' after all and would need professional evaluation. Dehydration, kidney damage, 'passing out', falls, muscle damage etc could result ...Read more
Ate steamed oysters 12/6. Entered hosp. On 12/8 with severe viral gastroenteritis. Still having loose, yellow stool. Normal for situation?
Stomach bug: Viral gastroenteritis is medical lingo for a stomach bug. The virus attaches to the cells of the GI tract causing it to increase secretion or inhibit absorption leading to vomiting diarrhea. It tends to be very infectious ANS spreads through areas of close contacts. Good handwashing is a must. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avoid contact : Viral gastrointestinal infections can be very contagious. They usually resolve on own without any intervention but can cause significant fluid loss. In an adult it rarely causes much problem but a child can get dehydrated much easier and may require fluid replacement. Since they resolve quickly it is better to wait to interact with children. ...Read more
Definitely Time: for a medical assessment.Get a more detailed answer ›
Symptoms different: Influenza does not ususally give gut symptoms like gastroenteritis. Flu begins abruptly w/ muscle ; joint aches, fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose ; fatigue. Flu complications: pneumonia, bronchitis, sinusitis, ; ear infections. Viral gastroenteritis: diarrhea, vomiting, belly pain. Complications: dehydration, electrolyte disturbance. The term 'stomach flu' is a misnomer and creates confusion. ...Read more
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
Agree w Dr. Raff: Hydrate. 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. No fancy new treatments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When is it safe for me (and others) to go back to the gym from viral gastroenteritis? I do not want to infect my fellow gym members.
Yes: If the symptoms are resolved it is safe. ...Read more
Basically went doctors friday and was signed off work due to having viral gastroenteritis yeyesterday felt like was ok until kept being sick every hou?
Agree w Dr. Raff: Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids with bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy ; high fat foods. Rest. According to the cdc, viral gastroenteritis usually has a duration of one to ten days (depending on the specific virus). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are you better?: Your use of the past tense suggests that you're over it. If so, you should do nothing. But if you still have diarrhea, i'd suggest avoiding milk products until you've completely recovered. Diarrheal illnesses can cause you to be temporarily lactose intolerant, so milk products can delay recovery. ...Read more
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