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Intestinal Flu Contagious Period
Depends: If you had the nasal product this is a living virus and you could pass the "vaccine strain" to others.This might produce mild or no symptoms if passed. There is no way that you get or pass the injectable flu vaccine.It is a dead virus.If you had symptoms it is due to a reaction to getting the vaccine, not a flu. ...Read more
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
Yes but........: It is difficult to say when the incubation period started. Mycoplasma is commonly diagnosed with a blood test. The problem with the blood test called igm is that the test has too many false positive (i.e. Positive test when the disease is not present or when it has resolved), a new test called pcr is really good but most clinics do not offer it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Flu 7 weeks, antibiotics and hospitalized. Headache, fever, tired. Immune system zero, allergylevels high.Apparently myco virus bloodscan. No imune syste?
At risk: Once the inner lining of the lung is infected, it is prone to a secondary infection. It may take weeks to recover from influenza, and a secondary pneumonia can occur at any time during that period. There is evidence that the risk for a pneumococcal pneumonia occurs even one week after influenza infection. An interesting link for more information: http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2013/06 ...Read more
Baby was sick 2 days ago-nasal congestion/mild diarrhea.no fever.today Im very nauseous & diarrhea no congestion.virus that affects nasal & digestive?
Viral infections: Some viral infections effect both respiratory and gastrointestinal systems. It is possible also that you are experiencing a different virus from your child. Main thing is to do good hand washing, not share towels or eating utensils to prevent further spread of infection. ...Read more
Not usually: Traveler's diarrhea occurs when you accidentally eat or drink food contaminated with germs. To prevent it eat cooked food served hot, drink bottled water and avoid fresh produce, buffet meals, dipping sauces, and ice in your drinks. Of course you will want to wash your hands before you eat and after toileting. If two people on the same trip get sick, usually they have eaten the same food. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Short answer - yes: Swine flu is really only one form of several strains of influenza. Sometimes the doctor or nurse practitioner calls your illness "flu-like"(like swine flu) and treats you for it empirically, even without specifically testing for flu (nose swab test). Later, if you have a repeat of similar symptoms, then this could be labelled a recurrence of "swine flu". My office tests for flu--not swine flu. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Been sick for 6 months.3 abscess , mrsa, 3x pneumonia, 2x bronchitis, flu, cold, vomiting, shingles. Could there be something serious, why sick all time?
Many ills: Looks like it is time to see an immunologist and get your immune system checked. ...Read more
No, : If you are having your period then you are not pregnant. Take care. ...Read more
Light(orange)stool during flu two weeks after sexual exposure, followed by food poisoning event. Only enteritis diagnosed. Could it be just ibs?Virus?
Complicated: Probably not infectious during the 4-7 week of incubation of the virus in your system because you are in the process of becoming infected with the virus. It has not yet taken hold of your system . After that, it can surface with symptoms or no symptoms at all and you can pass it on to others in your saliva. ...Read more
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