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How Long Are You Contagious After Stomach Flu
After flu stops not: Once the vomiting stops you are no longer contagious . If you had diarrhea you can continue to have loose stools but won't pass it on it you are really good about hand washing and not touching things until thoroughly washed. If you have fever you are still contagious ...Read more
Oral secretions : Most enteroviruses are detected in your oral secretions at least as long as you have fever or up to a week. Many strains are detectable in the stool for up to 6 wks. Droplet precautions;masks & good hand washing, can prevent spread during the febrile phase while normal hygienic practices deal with the rest. ...Read more
Symptomatic only: Theraflu is purely symptomatic control; it does not affect your infectivity at all. ...Read more
How long after stomach virus symptoms subside can I kiss my husband without fear of getting sick as well?
Kiss his cheek...: It's impossible to know here what caused your husband's illness (or therefore the time to his complete recovery or at least lack of infectivity), but you are certainly appropriate for wanting to avoid getting sick too. Assuming fecal-oral spread of his disease, make sure he washes his hands well, avoids food preparation, and for the time being just kiss him on the cheek until he is good as new. ...Read more
Unlikely to be: Gastroenteritis is a nonspecific term that reflects a stomach & intestinal infection by many agents. While you may gain some or total immunity to that virus, there are dozens of other viruses or bacteria that can cause gastro.Gastro is sort of like a car crash. You tangled with a dodge & got thru it, but a ford may get you next week. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Norovirus: Viruses mutate - so you might be immune to one strain of norovirus but not to others. ...Read more
24 hours: You are okay to return to daycare or school after 24 hours from completing first dose of medication. That being said, I don't think I'd kiss someone or share their cup until on meds for 3 days! Make sure to finish all your meds, though. ...Read more
Hours: Minutes to a few hours.Get a more detailed answer ›
Antibiotics: That depends on the medicine and the infection. ...Read more
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