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Best way to prevent myself from getting the stomach virus?

Best way to prevent myself from getting the stomach virus?

Avoid: Prepare and store food properly, good hand hygiene, and avoid other sick folks. ...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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Can you tell me how to prevent getting the stomach bug?

Can you tell me how to prevent getting the stomach bug?

To 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 > ...Read more

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How to keep from getting stomach virus?

How to keep from getting stomach virus?

Wash hands: Good handwashing is the number one way to prevent infection transmitted by hand to hand contact. Try not to share foods or silverware and dishes if you know someone is ill and, stay away from people who are sick, . ...Read more

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How can I avoid getting the stomach bug?

How can I avoid getting the stomach bug?

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 be ...Read more

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What can I do to avoid getting the stomach virus?

What can I do to avoid getting the stomach virus?

Avoid sick people: Avoid being around people obviosly ill, develop a strong immune system by eating healthy foods and getting adequate exercise. ...Read more

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How can you prevent bed bugs from getting on me?

Don't sleep w them: Treat your bedding and assure erradication of the bed bugs. By exterminating the bed bugs, yu wil not "get them on you.". ...Read more

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How do I prevent getting the stomach flu?

How do I prevent getting the stomach flu?

No guarantee: Best chance for prevention is get a flu shot, stay away from anyone who may have it, use disinfectant often. ...Read more

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How do I prevent getting the "stomach flu"?

How do I prevent getting the "stomach flu"?

Wash your hands: The viruses that cause stomach bugs are spread by contact and enter the body through your mouth, nose, or eyes. The best thing is to wash your hands well with soap and water. And do not rub your eyes or nose or touch your mouth with unwashed hands. Viruses also can travel in food or drinks. No sharing cups or food. Many viruses are contagious before symptoms, so looking well is no guarantee. ...Read more

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What's the most effective way to prevent getting a stomach virus?

What's the most effective way to prevent getting a stomach virus?

Avoidance: 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

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How to stop the stomach bug?

How to stop the stomach bug?

This won't stop it : But it will help. Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids with bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy ; high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more

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What could I do to prevent from getting the norovirus?

Wash hands.: Thorough handwashing and hand sanitizing was what allowed cruise ships to get over their norwalk epidemics. ...Read more

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What are ways to keep from getting a stomach bug from the people around me?

What are ways to keep from getting a stomach bug from the people around me?

Wash your hands: The viruses that cause stomach bugs are spread by contact and enter the body through your mouth, nose, or eyes. The best thing is to wash your hands well with soap and water. And do not rub your eyes or nose or touch your mouth with unwashed hands. Viruses also can travel in food or drinks. No sharing cups or food. Many viruses are contagious before symptoms, so looking well is no guarantee. ...Read more

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What is the best way to prevent myself from catching a stomach bug?

What is the best way to prevent myself from catching a stomach bug?

Good hand washing: Most stomach viruses are passed in contaminated secretions that can live on door handles or surfaces for hours. Frequent hand washing or sanitizing can reduce the exposure to such agents in public or private settings. ...Read more

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How can you prevent the flu from spreading?

How can you prevent the flu from spreading?

Several answers: If you have the flu, stay away from other people to whom you can give it. If not, avoid exposure, but most importantly, stay current with your immunizations. If you develop early symptoms your doctor can prescribe oseltamivir or other antivirals as the strain in circulation seems sensitive. ...Read more

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How can i prevent getting the hantavirus?

How can i prevent getting the hantavirus?

Hantavirus: Avoid contact with fresh urine, droppings, or saliva of infected rodents. ...Read more

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How can I prevent the flu from happening?

Flu shot: The best preventative measures are to get a flu shot and to avoid contact with infected individuals and surfaces they have touched, sneezed or coughed on, etc.. ...Read more

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How to prevent the babies from getting diaper rash?

How to prevent the babies from getting diaper rash?

Best treatment: Is frequent diaper changes and use of barrier cream with zinc oxide... If that doesn't help, you may be dealing with a yeast infection and may need an antifungal cream as well. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to prevent the stomach flu in college?

Can you tell me how to prevent the stomach flu in college?

To avoid stomach: Flu: Wash your hands before touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Wash w/ 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. ...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


Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more