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How long can the stomach flu last in kids?

How long can the stomach flu last in kids?

Longer in Kids: Acute gastroenteritis symptoms typically last longer in younger children. Avoid high sugar drinks and encourage complex carbohydrate foods while your child has diarrhea. ...Read more

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 long does the stomach virus last in most cases?

How long does the stomach virus last in most cases?

Stomach virus: There is no stomach virus per se but the most common one involved is the rotavirus and can cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhea which typically lasts up to approximately a week and the symptoms are usually milder in adults vs kids. ...Read more

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How long can the fever last in a kid with diagnosed influenza A?

How long can the fever last in a kid with diagnosed influenza A?

5-7 days: Is the usual but possible up to 10 days. If he/she gets worse during this time have them re examined often they can develop a secondary infection such as an ear infection that requires additional treatment. All the best. ...Read more

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How long does a flu virus last in general?

How long does a flu virus last in general?

About 24 hours in : The environment. Flu virus is present and shed from an infected person for about a week. On inanimate objects it usually does not last longer than 24 hours, mostly about 4 hours. ...Read more

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How long does a strepnfever last in toddlers?

How long does a strepnfever last in toddlers?

48 hrs: Typically the fevers are gone within 48 hrs. If the fevers have continued beyond 48 hrs, I'd suggest calling his physician for further advice. He may want to change the antibiotic or evaluate him again. ...Read more

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How long dies the stomach flu last in a 5 month old?

How long dies the stomach flu last in a 5 month old?

1-2 weeks: Usually a stomach virus will give you 1-2 days of vomiting, but the diarrhea can last 2 weeks. Make sure you maintain hydration. Urinating 3 x in a 24 hour period is a good sign. ...Read more

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From the time of infection, how long can trichomoniasis last in a man? Can it last up to six months?

From the time of infection, how long can trichomoniasis last in a man? Can it last up to six months?

Untreated -> forever: 10% of men tested for STD are positive for trichomonas. Infections can be symptom free for a long time & can certainly remain for years if untreated. Unlike Chlamydia, Gonorrhea or Syphilis does not have to be reported to public health officials by physicians or clinics. Easy to treat & cure. Reinfection common in men & women who have multiple sexual partners. Then get tested after unprotected sex ...Read more

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How often can you get the stomach flu in one month?

How often can you get the stomach flu in one month?

Depends: It obviosly depends on what you are calling "stomach flu". I suppose that it is vomiting and diarrhea. I can guarantee that it is far from normal and does need further investigation. I would guess that this is not an infection at all and is a direct reflection of a lousy diet. ...Read more

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Can an intestinal virus last in the body for a long time, before symptoms appear?

Can an intestinal virus last in the body for a long time, before symptoms appear?

Not likely: Generally viruses which cause intestinal symptoms (usually in the form of nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea), are acute illnesses with onset of disease within 24 hours of acquiring the virus. It is conceivable that you are a viral carrier of some sort which gets activated to produce disease because of some diminished immune response, but this is unlikely. ...Read more

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Normally, how long would the stomach virus last?

Normally, how long would the stomach virus last?

Depends: Some viral infections last 24 hours, others 1 week. Sometimes the virus is cleared, but symptoms linger at a lower intensity and frequency for weeks to months. Symptoms lasting longer than 2 to 4 weeks should be evaluated by a health care provider. ...Read more

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After how many days does a child get over the croup?

After how many days does a child get over the croup?

Several days: Most often croup is over in 2-3 days. The cold like symptoms may persist longer but the barky cough usually resolves 2-3 days. ...Read more

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On average, how long will a stomach virus usually last?

On average, how long will a stomach virus usually last?

Duration: According to the cdc, viral gastroenteritis usually has a duration of one to ten days (depending on the specific virus). ...Read more

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How long do a stomach virus last?

2-5 days: Usually viruses are cleared in under one week. That being said residual symptoms may last weeks or months. Some people may even develop a post infectious functional GI disorder such as ibs or gastroparesis. ...Read more

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How long does a stomach virus last for?

12-60 hours in adult: 12-60 hours in an adult. There are some exceptions, but this is a pretty handy rule. ...Read more

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How long can food poisoning last with the runs?

How long can food poisoning last with the runs?

If more than 72 hrs: If it lasts more than 72 hrs go see doctor. ...Read more

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How long can strep throat last after taking a shot in the thigh?

How long can strep throat last after taking a shot in the thigh?

A shot of what?: It is unusual to treat a strep throat with a shot in the thigh. Usually this problem is treated with an appropriate oral antibiotic. We do not know the dose of the antibiotic nor do we know the antibiotic used. Therefore it is really impossible to answer your question. If the correct antibiotic is used systemically and the concentration is correct the symptoms should disappear within 4 days. ...Read more

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Gastroenteritis (Definition)

A condition in which a person has vomiting and diarrhea due to an infection with a "stomach flu" virus. It is contagious, and usually resolves without treatment except for over-the-counter remedies or ...Read more


Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more