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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)

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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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?

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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What is gastroenteritis?

What is gastroenteritis?

Gastroenteritis is: usually a viral illness affecting the GI tract. Sx's: diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps/pain, headaches, muscular aches & pains as well as fever (low grade). Bloody stools are not usually associated with gastroenteritis. According to the CDC, viral gastroenteritis usually has a duration of 1 to 10 days (depending on the specific virus). Average is 1 to 3 days. ...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