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What causes viral gastroenteritis?

What causes viral gastroenteritis?

Virus: It is a viral infection of the GI tract. It can be picked up from contact with surfaces, foods, living things, etc. That are carrying the virus. The best prevention is frequent hand washing and proper food preparation. ...Read more

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Stomach Flu (Definition)

Viral gastroenteritis is a viral infection of the GI tract. It can be picked up from contact with surfaces and foods that are carrying the virus. Symptoms include upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. Sometimes ...Read more


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Is viral gastroenteritis a serious illness?

Is viral gastroenteritis a serious illness?

Usually not: Most will resolve in a few days on their own. They can be serious in young infants, elderly and immune compromised individuals. ...Read more

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How is viral gastroenteritis diagnosed?

Clinically: It's frequently a diagnosis of exclusion as it's generally a self limited illness - lasting less than 24 hours or so. ...Read more

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What causes arthralgia and myalgia in dengue?

What causes arthralgia and myalgia in dengue?

Viral infection +: There is a viral infection and also bleeding that occurs. Like the flu viral muscle involvement occurs from the viral infection. Dengue also cause bleeding into tissue and this can contribute. When you have a viral infection the body responds with a variety of chemicals and cytokines and some of these increase the swelling, attracting inflammatory cells and alsorelease pain chemicals. ...Read more

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Upset stomach,nausea,body aches,cough,headache an chills. Stomach flu or influenza?

Upset stomach,nausea,body aches,cough,headache an chills. Stomach flu or influenza?

Hard to say: without running some tests . Best to get treated by your family physician to come to a specific diagnosis and treatment plans . ...Read more

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3-4 days. bad headache,low grade temp, back/neck ache, fatigue. no respiratory or GI probs. flu vs meningitis?

3-4 days. bad headache,low grade temp, back/neck ache, fatigue. no respiratory or GI
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Maybe flu: Flu can certainly cause headaches and body aches. Meningitis patients typically get seriously sick! If symptoms do not improve, please see your doctor or visit a local ER. ...Read more

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Does shigellosis = gastroenteritis?

Does shigellosis =  gastroenteritis?

A type: Shigella is a bacteria that can cause diarrhea, fever, vomiting. It can occassionally cause a seizure. It is also treatable with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is swine flu related to food poisoning?

Is swine flu related to food poisoning?

No: Diferent symptoms, different set of germs, different mechanism of disease, different means of infection. Swine flu has fever, cough, profound fatigue, transmitted by droplet/respiratory, i.e. Cough, or exposure to virus on surfaces like doorknobs. Food poisoning/gastroenteritis can be viral, bacterial. Usually requires ingestion, but surface exposure can do it too. Wash hands, use purell type. ...Read more

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Does bacterial or viral gastroenteritis have more severe symptoms?

Gastroenteritis: Bacterial enterocolitis usually produces more severe symptoms than viral infection. ...Read more

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Experiencing upper stomach spasms, diarrhea n chills.

Experiencing upper stomach spasms, diarrhea n chills.

Stomach Bug: Keep hydrated with plenty of fluids. For when you should see a doctor: http://www.webmd.com/first-aid/diarrhea-treatment ...Read more

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What is muscular ache in acute retroviral syndrome?

What is muscular ache in acute retroviral syndrome?

Please see reference: Acute retroviral syndrome immunopaedia.Org.Za/index.Php?Id=475 acute retroviral syndrome is the effect of an immune response to a primary infection of hiv-1 or hiv-2. This acute phase of infection lasts for as long as the immune ... ...Read more

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What causes viral meningitis?

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What causes viral meningitis?

A number of viruses: Fairly common ones are enteroviruses, varicella, and mumps virus. ...Read more

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Can a stomach virus cause constipation, fatigue, chills, nausea, lightheadedness?

Can a stomach virus cause constipation, fatigue, chills, nausea, lightheadedness?

All except: Constipation is unusual for a stomach bug, usually you get diarrhea. I would look for other causes of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Diarrhea 4 days, 2 of those with undigested food. Occasional low fever, chills, body aches fatigue, headach, stomach cramp/pain ?

Diarrhea 4 days, 2 of those with undigested food.
Occasional low fever, chills, body aches
fatigue, headach, stomach cramp/pain
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See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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Can stomach discomfort be stomach flu, virus, anxiety related?

Can stomach discomfort be stomach flu, virus, anxiety related?

It can be all these: Yes it can present as all these symptoms and more. ...Read more

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Can viral gastroenteritis be prevented?

Can viral gastroenteritis be prevented?

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 more

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Recurring fvr lowgrd, diarrhea, edema low leg hands, joint pain, backshldrjaw pain gerd, hypoglycemic, neg lyme, more.

Recurring fvr lowgrd, diarrhea, edema low leg hands, joint pain, backshldrjaw pain gerd, hypoglycemic, neg lyme, more.

Joint pain : Diarrhea , low grade fever, multiple joint pains. Edema of legs , back pains are of concern . Needs thorough evaluations for GI pathology, protein loss, autoimmune diseases, early inflammatory joint disease associated with GI pathology to name a few. See an experienced rheumatologist or gastroenterologist for thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Muscle Pain (Definition)

Also known as myalgia, muscle pain is a result of overuse or stretching of the muscle. Muscle pain can occur either becuase of an infection or because of a mechanical injury. It can be acute, or chronic pain that ...Read more


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Gastroenteritis (Definition)

A condition in which a person has vomiting and diarrhea due to an infection with a "stomach flu" virus. It is contagious, and usually resolves without treatment except for over-the-counter remedies or ...Read more