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Can sex spread gastroenteritis?

Can sex spread gastroenteritis?

Usually Yes.: Any exchange of body fluid can potentially increase one's risk for an infection. If either you or your partner is sick, i would advise to take a break until everyone is better. ...Read more

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Dr. David Cohen
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Stomach Flu (Definition)

Stomach flu is also known as Gastroenteritis. Typical symptoms of a "stomach flu" included vomiting and diarrhea. Another name ...Read more


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Can bacterial gastroenteritis spread through saliva i.E. Kissing, etc? Or would the other person get infected with it?

Not a concern: In general. You probably will not want to be around others too much anyway feeling like you do. Be aggressive seeing your GI doc and treating the issue. ...Read more

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What causes gastroenteritis (inflammation of the stomach and intestinal lining) virus? The doctor said it spreads like the cold, is it contagious?

What causes gastroenteritis (inflammation of the stomach and intestinal lining) virus? The doctor said it spreads like the cold, is it contagious?

Gastroenteritis: There are numerous causes, but most are viral and can be spread by a variety of mechanisms depending upon the particular agent. Many are spread via the fecal/oral route or by contaminated food. If you are more specific could provide more info. ...Read more

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Can a nail biter spread germs thru kissing My bf has the habit He washes his hands after the restroom I have a phobia of the stomach flu can I get it?

Can a nail biter spread germs thru kissing My bf has the habit He washes his hands after the restroom I have a phobia of the stomach flu can I get it?

Rarely so: If he washes his hands often and keeps good hand, nails hygiene, it shouldn't be an issue. Saliva has plenty of enzymes to whash off most common minir bacteria. Enjoy the kiss and relax. Phobias are anxiety disorders, best to overcome fears is to face them . ...Read more

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I've had 8 episodes of gastroenteritis since the birth of my son 21 months ago, what could be causing it? Hand hygene gd, not spreading in household

I've had 8 episodes of gastroenteritis since the birth of my son 21 months ago, what could be causing it? Hand hygene gd, not spreading in household

Many possibilities: If your son is in day care he can bring home viruses. But also constipation can cause intermittant diarrhea. Occasionally women develop inflammatory bowel disease during or after pregnancy. Irritable bowel syndrome can seem like recurrent viruses too. It's best to see your doctor to sort this out. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Gastroenteritis (Definition)

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