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How is a stomach bug passed from person to person?

How is a stomach bug passed from person to person?

Hygiene: Stomach bugs are passed from person to person. Good hand washing willl prevent the spread of infection. ...Read more

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Dr. David Cohen
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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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How exactly is a stomach bug passed on to other people?

How exactly is a stomach bug passed on to other people?

Direct contact: Most 'stomach bugs' are passed by direct contact and ingestion; either through contaminated food or water -food handled by an infected person not using proper hygiene- or hand to mouth contact after touching a contaminated surface. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is a stomach bug the cause of acid reflux; i thought it was anxiety flight or fight syndrome but i just heard?

Can you tell me is a stomach bug the cause of acid reflux; i thought it was anxiety flight or fight syndrome but i just heard?

Yes. H. Pylori: There is a micro organism called helical factor pylori or "h. Pylori"which is well known to cause symptoms of acid reflux as part of a condition known as gerd. This is able to be tested for as well as successfully treated and erradicated from the body. ...Read more

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My 10 yr old son has been sick with was I asume is a stomach bug for 6 days now. How long does the tired and weakness last?

My 10 yr old son has been sick with was I asume is a stomach bug for 6 days now. How long does the tired and weakness last?

See Your Doctor Now: Your child has tiredness, weakness following 6 days of an assumed "stomach bug". It is not possible to give you any predictions regarding your son's illness without proper medical assessment by a doctor. Be aware children have limited verbal skills; cues to severity or worsening are easily missed. A wait and see approach spells danger. Please see your doctor now for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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How to tell if what I have is a stomach bug or irritable bowel syndrome?

How to tell if what I have is a stomach bug or irritable bowel syndrome?

Time/pain pattern: A "stomach bug" is usually very short, lasting only a couple of days, then you get back to "normal". Irritable bowel syndrome is a chronic pattern of diarrhea, constipation and abdominal pain/bloating that recurs over months to years. ...Read more

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Throwing up and can't keep anything down.Very tired, running a fever, and just got over a cold..Is a stomach bug?

Throwing up and can't keep anything down.Very tired, running a fever, and just got over a cold..Is a stomach bug?

Many possibilities: These symptoms may be secondary to a host of underlying illnesses. Treat yourself symptomatically with hydration, bedrest, stay away from alcohol and get better. If you continue to vomit and cannot keep anything down, go see a doctor asap. ...Read more

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Please tell me can dogs carry the stomach flu and then pass it onto you?

Please tell me can dogs carry the stomach flu and then pass it onto you?

Know of no stomach: flu's. Zoonoses effecting dogs that can be directly or indirectly transmitted to humans & that involve the GI tract of one or the other include: Salmonellosis (bacteria), Giardiasis (intestinal protozoa), Strongyloidiasis (parasite) & Campylobacter enteritis (bacteria). Don't know of any intestinal flu that is transmitted between dog & human. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Gastroenteritis (Definition)

Gastroenteritis is a loose term denoting inflammation of the stomach and small ...Read more