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How To Avoid The Stomach Flu After Exposure
How can I avoid the stomach flu or the stomach virus when my baby sister, younger brother, and older sister have it?
Hand washing : Contact with the virus is what can assist with acquiring it. If you keep things clean, where gloves when cleaning up after your sick siblings and washing your hands regularly esp. If it is after contact with your sibs clothing, bedding or oral care products should minimize your risk if you are caring for them. Limited exposure also should decrease risk. ...Read more
Avoid Stomach Flu: > Wash your hands before touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Wash wi warm water & soap for 20 seconds. Hand-sanitizer doesn't kill Norovirus. Use paper towel to turn off faucet & open door when exiting a public restroom. Antiseptic wipes can be used on doorknobs, keyboards & other surfaces if diluted bleach is not available. Wash dishes in dishwasher (vice hand-washing). Clean clothes which may > ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I live in a house with fifteen other people, two have the stomach flu and more are starting to get it. What can I do to avoid it?
You won't like this:: Don't kiss. (sorry) wash your hands well for at least 20 seconds often. Don’t touch your nose, eyes or mouth without clean hands. Don’t share the same cups, forks or spoons. Use disinfectants on solid surfaces. Bring sanitizer with you when you are out. Try to avoid contact with people who are sick. ...Read more
Diabetes type 1 and stomach flu. Can't keep anything down. Can't miss class to go to e.R. Tips to avoid ketoacidosis?
Mom has stomach flu. I have serious phobia of vomit. I'm really scared that i might get it. What can I do to avoid it other than washing hands?
Exposure Not Avoidnc: Emetophobia refers 2 intense, irrational fear of vomit/vomiting -including seeing/smelling vomit, seeing/hearing someone else vomit, feeling nauseated, etc. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (cbt) particularly the behavioral component involving gradual exposure 2the fear- the vomit!- considered most effective treatment. See http://bit.Ly/14amero a clinical psychologist/anxiety specialist can help. ...Read more
Simple carbohydrates: If still nauseated, drinking fluid is more important than eating. However, if you really feel like eating stick to very simple carbs...Soda crackers, white rice, popsicles, bananas. Not teh center of a healthy diet but also don't challenge an inflamed stomach. Even inflamed tissue can absorb simple sugars so you can get some calories. If you vomit, go back to clear liquids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Simple = best: I find that simple, easy to digest material; noodles, macaroni & spaghetti without sauce, graham crackers, broths, steamed rice, apple sauce, some vegetables & boiled meats are all well tolerated by a recovering gut. Fried foods/acidic juices/milk or cheese & spicy foods will often lead to recurrent cramping or nausea if consumed too early. ...Read more
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