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If My Roommate Possibly Has Gastroenteritis And Threw Up In Our Bathroom Can I Shower Without Getting Sick
If my roommate possibly has gastroenteritis and threw up in our bathroom can I shower without getting sick?
Do good handwashing: Gastro is generally passed by the oral secretions of the infected person. The germ can live for hours on door knobs or other surfaces they touch after they have touched their face or mouth. Avoid contaminated surfaces when you can & practice frequent hand washing. Don't share towels or other linen or drink from the same glass.You can shower in the same br if you follow these rules. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If my roommate possibly has gastroenteritis and threw up in our bathroom can I use the toilet without getting sick?
Yes: Toilet seat should be cleaned with antiseptic. Remember to wash hand thoroughly. Use your sleeve or piece of paper for inner door handle, the last person may not have washed their hands. ...Read more
On average how long from the start of viral gastroenteritis symptoms to get to the point of the severe nausea/vomiting stage?
Symptom duration: Well there are quite a number of variables here-such as 'what virus', 'you' the patient, your condition 'before you got sick' etc. So it's hard to give a precise answer. Most of the times, it's just a day or two. If it's longer than that, then it may not be 'so simple' after all and would need professional evaluation. Dehydration, kidney damage, 'passing out', falls, muscle damage etc could result ...Read more
Yes: The term stomach flu is a collection of illnesses not a single germ. A variety of adenoviruses & enteroviruses can attack areas of the digestive tract & follow a variety of patterns.Since the term involves the stomach, most will involve some belly pain & intolerance to some foods, vomiting, cramps or diarrhea at some point. Some may pass through the system with fever as its only feature. ...Read more
Yes: Whether you vomit or not has nothing to due with developing resistance to this infection and clearing it from your body. ...Read more
Threw up twice in one week after i had almost recovered from the stomach flu. Does this mean i'm still sick?
Boyfriend had stomach flu for 4 days, stopped fever on day 2 and stopped vomiting day 3. How many days do I need to wait to kiss him and not get it?
Every 2 months I get severe nausea & vomiting. All tests are 'normal'. Doc says its just bad luck w/ stomach flu. Could there be another cause?
Sure: Guy or gal? If gal, could be related to hormones, menses, ovulation (perhaps just from one of the ovaries, thus every other month). Check timing of symptoms with menstrual cycle. Could be cyclic vomiting syndrome; could be other triggers for the symptoms, could even be migraine related. Could be other stuff too. Keep looking. ...Read more
Does throwing up get rid of the stomach flu faster? And if your body feels like it is going to throw up but doesn't how do you trigger the process.
Can a person get heartburn after a episode os stomach flu? Did not having any vomiting during flu so no esphogus irritation. Tum & vinigar no help
Yes, it's possible : This can happen if you have had a cold, and your nutritional status is reduced, and if you had any alcohol, or other irritants to your stomach. Also if you're not hydrating well, or eating spicy foods, or anything else challenging your digestion, you can easily have heartburn occurring. Digestion is temporarily affected by the stomach flu, so make sure that you are taking probiotics to rebuild your system. ...Read more
How long does stomach flu last? Symptoms: temp range from 97*-100.4*
diarrhea (12 hours of it on 2 different days)
vomiting (briefly, but nauseated the entire week)
i got these symptoms last monday and was sick through friday. Had a brief relaps
Period cramps: Prostaglandin related cramps and diarrhea usually occur in the first three days of your menstrual period. If the diarrhea is only occasional or isn't bothersome, you don't have to do anything, since you know it will resolve quickly. If diarrhea is more frequent you can take otc antidiarrheal medication such as kaopectate (kaolin and pectin). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I live in Sweden and My doctor gave me zofran (ondansetron) to take when i get the stomach flu to take away vomiting. Do zofran (ondansetron) help? Scared of vomit, panic!
Good for vomiting.: If you are questioning the efficacy of Zofran (ondansetron) for vomiting, I can tell you that it's very good for that. What I don't approve of is the indiscriminate treatment of vomiting or nausea without a doctor's close supervision. Vomiting is a symptom, which can be caused by many diagnoses. Treating a symptom without knowing the diagnosis can lead to trouble. ...Read more
Vomited 3 times tonight so far, diarrhea, bad stomach pain. Ulcer related or stomach flu? Also is it normal to get really hot when vomiting?
Usually viral: Most symptoms like this are viral and tent to resolve in 24-48 hours. You may feel hot and you may also chill. This could be other things as well but start simple try to get some clear fluids with sugar in. Popsicles, jello and gatoraide usuall help. If you start to vomit blood or start feeling very lethargic or dry mouth and little urine output you should have someone take you to the er. ...Read more
I had stomach flu 5 days ago. The vomiting/diarrhea stopped, but now I eat anything and get massive gas and have yellow stool, or diarrhea again. ?
Still healing: Even though you've recovered from your gastrointestinal infection, some effects still remain. It may take a while for the inner lining of the intestines to heal and for normal digestion to return. During this time, you should increase fluid intake, eat bland foods and avoid alcohol, beans, fatty foods & raw veggies. Limit dairy products to yogurt, lactaid & a bit of cheese. You'll be fine soon. ...Read more
On day two of viral gastroenteritis. Had fluids at hospital. Can I take immodium? Have to work and can't be ruining to bathroom.
Sharing bathroom: Generally we all do. Many homes have only one bathroom so there is no choice. As long as you wash your hands with soap regularly, you have reduced your risk substantially. If you know your house partner has a terrible diarrhea, it would be a good idea to wipe the toilet seat with a germicidal or alcohol wipe. ...Read more
My sister has the stomach flu and we share the same bathroom!What are the chances of me getting it?
See answer: As long as you both have good hygiene and wash your hands and clean bathroom surfaces with a disinfectant, then the chances are slim hopefully! ...Read more