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Exposed To Diarrhea
Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more
Adenovirus!: Many pathogens can make you have vomiting and diarrhea. The pathogens that are inhaled should be adenovirus. Adenovirus more often causes respiratory tract infections; they are inhaled. However, at times they are associated with inflammatory changes in the stomach and intestines causing vomiting and diarrhea. ...Read more
Can you catch the stomach bug from someones nasal secretions or do you have to be exposed to vomit or feces.
Vomiting started 24hrs after exposure?
Possibly, yes: "Stomach bug" usually means viral gastroenteritis, and the most common cause is norovirus. Noro is extremely contagious: just being in the same room with someone who vomits sometimes is enough to catch it, even if no direct contact. If somone with noro has cold symptoms, contact with nasal secretions probably could transmit it. OTOH, 24 hours is a bit soon: symptoms usually begin 36-60 hours. ...Read more
No particularly: Once you have had food poisoning & recovered your system will return to its previous state. Hopefully, you will have learned how you were exposed & basic steps to avoid future episodes. However, if the dietary practices that led to your initial event do not change, repeat episodes are likely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you get mercury poisoning from bbq charcoal? If you were exposed, could this cause hives tremors lightheadness all the time?
Is it possible to be exposed to flu virus in small enough amounts to not get sick but develop some antibodies? Not to undermine vaccine. Curious.
Id: Interesting question. There do exist subclinical infections that produce little or no symptoms but result in antibodies. The flu is caused by different viruses such as bird or swine so difficult to answer exposure rate. However my best guess we be it is possible but would not count on it. Better to get the vaccine! ...Read more
2: Bacteria can grow: via mental/emotional mechanisms as a function of personal/individual history & associations with previous experiences during which you have experienced hot weather, such a relationship is possible, though not at all common. As embodied Soul?Mind?Brain?Body creatures sending >1,000,000 orders/sec brain?body with similar feedback, causes&responses are complex; yet many commonly jump to conclusions. ...Read more
If a person is exposed to flu virus, can he drink prune juice and eat beans to "flush" his system to avoid getting sick?
Flu: Is a self limiting viral disease that can have complications. Healthy people with good immune system get over it without sequelae but the old and the young can have bad complications. Rest, and fluids to avoid dehydration is what is recommended. Don't eat things that can cause diarrhea but fluids is needed. You can't flush your system, your system maintains its own balance. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not usually: Traveler's diarrhea occurs when you accidentally eat or drink food contaminated with germs. To prevent it eat cooked food served hot, drink bottled water and avoid fresh produce, buffet meals, dipping sauces, and ice in your drinks. Of course you will want to wash your hands before you eat and after toileting. If two people on the same trip get sick, usually they have eaten the same food. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to eat cooked food that may have been prepared by hands that were exposed to poison ivy? Thanks
Always exposed: Fungal spores (mold) are normally found in the air outside and inside houses. In humid areas, such as Dallas, fungal spores can range into more than 10,000 per cubic meter. In arid areas, such as the southwest deserts, they usually do not exceed 2000. Problems arise when people are allergic to mold or have water damage in the house leading to extreme increases of mold inside. www.aaaai.org ...Read more
No: During episodes of diarrhea & vomiting, a body rapidly loses vital minerals and nutrients, which can quickly lead to dehydration. Using pedialyte at the first signs of diarrhea and vomiting can help reduce the risk of dehydration.Pedialyte is an electrolyte replacement beverage and not directly a cure for vomiting. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
By which mechanism the exposure to sun or for hot temperature can get us sick ( diarrhea, vomiting, high body temp.), what is the cause ?
Hyperthermia/heat sk: Heat or sun stroke is caused by 2 much exposure and lack of hydration and salt depletion, especially if there is a breeze. U r sweating and losing water and sodium but u feel cool which gets u into trouble. Ur body overheats and then sweating stops and temperature increases, and the end result is what ur describing. U need 2 hydrate/salt tablets/get into air conditioning/or ice 2 lower body temper. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Route of exposure: If anthrax spores are introduced into the skin, it causes a local sore and ulcer and mortality is limited. Eating contaminate meat causes gastro-intestinal infection with appreciable mortality. Inhalation of spores causes the most severe disease by affecting the lungs. See this site for more info. http://www.bt.cdc.gov/agent/anthrax/. ...Read more
Why is one more susceptible to nausea & more likely to vomit from motion sickness if they have food in their stomach?
This is NOT: necessarily true!! There is the opinion that having a partially full stomach helps to PREVENT sea sickness. There is also the "logic" that you cannot actually vomit if there is NO FOOD ("Dry Heaves") Would suggest that there are effective anti-motion sickness medications available! (Used shortly BEFORE the actual motion exposure for best results) Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more
Bland and simple: There is no special answer here except keep it bland and simple. Usually you don't want anything more than this anyway. Avoid fatty foods that are heavy on the stomach. The main thing is to hydrate readily with sports drink and listen to your body - it has a way of telling you what to eat and what to avoid. Your appetite will return to normal as the illness passes. ...Read more
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