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How Long Are You Immune To Gastroenteritis After You Have Contracted It
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
If you don't get gastroenteritis for years does the immune system become less efficient at fighting it and thus causing severe symptoms when infected?
Consider this...: Lots of things can cause GI distress to recur--incompletely treated infection (e.g. Giardia) or re-exposure with re-infection; maldigestion (pancreatic insufficiency) or malabsorption (celiac sprue); food intolerances with re-exposure to the offending substance (lactose, sorbitol, etc.), irritable bowel syndrome, missed diagnosis (incomplete evaluation), non-gi related problems (uti, pid, etc.). ...Read more
I have had 7 infections so far this year,most viral like cold and gastroenteritis. I never need treatment. But I'm concerned I have immune problem?!
Immunodeficiency: If you have had infections which resolved spontaneously it would be very improbable that they are due to some defect in immune function. Generally these would seldom resolve if your immune system was at fault. If you are concerned about HIV disease the best thing to do would be to go and be tested. If this is somatization and anxiety a therapist might be helpful. Good luck. ...Read more
If i had the stomach flu and gave it to my daughter, can she give it back to me or would i be immune since i already had it?
Immune: If you had the same virus and you have recovered and you have a normal immune system, you should be immune and not susceptible from transmission of that virus back to you. (by the way, the best name for this is gastroenteritis. It's not really the flu because it is highly unlikely that the virus causing these symptoms is an influenza strain.). ...Read more
Can not answer: Your questions w available information. The symptoms of stomach flu (viral gastroenteritis) can include: nausea, vomiting, headache, watery bowel movements (not bloody), abdominal cramps and a low fever.According to the cdc, viral gastroenteritis usually has a duration of one to ten days (depending on the specific virus). ...Read more
Colitis : Viral cause can take a few weeks and no treatment for it. ...Read more
Can escitalopram cause it to take longer to recover from gastroenteritis? I had gastroenteritis last week and still don't feel alright (1 week later).
Potentially: as some people have GI upset on SSRI's. But I would not assume that is the reason. Take care. ...Read more
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