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Can someone be contagious before experiencing symptoms of the stomach flu? And if so how many days?

Can someone be contagious before experiencing symptoms of the stomach flu? And if so how many days?

No: Stoma flu is transmitted by hand tooth that is why good hand washing and hygeine and cleaning up behind and sterilizing is so important. The germinate carried on the hands!!! Read more

Dr. David Cohen
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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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For what length of time are you contagious for after you're done experiencing stomach flu symptoms?

For what length of time are you contagious for after you're done experiencing stomach flu symptoms?

Depends: It depends on the cause of the symptoms, type of virus, if caused by viral infection. Read more

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How long is the stomach flu contagious?

How long is the stomach flu contagious?

Depends: The contagious period from oral secretions often begins just before the first fever untill fever has been gone 24hr. The germ may be found in the stool for another 4-6 wks. Read more

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When is the stomach flu contagious if breastfeeding?

Not Passed in Milk: While a nursing mother can pass a stomach virus onto her child, the virus does not pass to the child through the breastmilk. The mother's antibodies passed via the breastmilk may even offer protection for the child. Read more

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Know how contagious is the stomach flu?

Know how contagious is the stomach flu?

Depends on Etiology: Most stomach illnesses are caused by viruses and can be spread person to person by fecal-oral route. Frequent hand washing and disinfecting shared surfaces is most effective prevention strategy. Read more

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My wife has the stomach flu am I contagious?

Unlikely: Your are at greater risk with respiratory flu. Part of the answer depends specifically on her diagnosis. You can discuss this with your physician. Read more

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Am I contagious 2 days after the stomach flu?

Depends: Depends on the causitive agent. Diffrent bugs have diffrent incubation periods and cycles. Consult your dr and wash your hands frequently. Use disposable paper products instead of towels. Read more

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What to do if I have the stomach flu, am I contagious?

Yes you are.: Wash your hands well for at least 20 seconds often. Don’t share the same cups, forks or spoons. Use disinfectants on solid surfaces. Bring sanitizer with you when you are out. Don't make close contact with people who are well. Read more

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How long after having the stomach flu are you contagious?

How long after having the stomach flu are you contagious?

After flu stops not: Once the vomiting stops you are no longer contagious. If you had diarrhea you can continue to have loose stools but won't pass it on it you are really good about hand washing and not touching things until thoroughly washed. If you have fever you are still contagious Read more

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How long does stomach flu last for and no longer be contagious?

Likely 1-2 weeks.: These illnesses usually have an incubation period of 3-6 days, are symptomatic for 3-4 days, and resolve by 1 week. Read more

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When are you contagious after being exposed to the stomach flu?

When are you contagious after being exposed to the stomach flu?

Gastroenteritis: The length of time you are contagious with stomach varies depending which virus is the cause. Usally the period lasts from several days to 2 weeks. Read more

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For what length of time are you contagious after the stomach flu?

Variable.: The length of time you are contagious with stomach varies depending which virus is the cause. Usally the period lasts from several days to 2 weeks. Read more

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How long would it take until you aren't contagious from the stomach flu?

How long would it take until you aren't contagious from the stomach flu?

Stomach flu: There are many different viruses that cause stomach flu. How long you are contagious is determined but which of the viruses you have. Read more

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Can you let me know how many days does it take until you aren't contagious with the stomach flu?

Can you let me know how many days does it take until you aren't contagious with the stomach flu?

It varies by virus: The length of time you are contagious with stomach varies depending which virus is the cause. Usally the period lasts from several days to 2 weeks. Read more

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My friend son is 4 he has stomach flu after 3 days he's feeling better is it still contagious and can we still catch the stoamch flu?

My friend son is 4 he has stomach flu after 3 days he's feeling better is it still contagious and can we still catch the stoamch flu?

Stomach flu: This is a layman's term to describe symptoms that can actually be due to many different causes. If in fact this was due to a virus (but probably not influenza) it is possible that other members of the household may get this. Read more

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How long after having the stomach flu are you no longer contagious?

Varies: The oral secretions of a patient are not considered contagious after the fever has disappeared. The virus can be shed in the stool for another 4-6 wks. Read more

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How long is a person considered contagious after being sick with the stomach flu?

How long is a person considered contagious after being sick with the stomach flu?

5 days: At least after sx. Leave; so wash your hands whenever you use the toilet. Read more

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My friend had the stomach flu 3 nights ago and was fine today, eating and drinking normally. I am emetophobic and worried if they are still contagious?

My friend had the stomach flu 3 nights ago and was fine today, eating and drinking normally. I am emetophobic and worried if they are still contagious?

2 weeks or more: You friend be contagious from a few days up to two weeks or more, depending on which virus is causing the stomach flu (gastroenteritis). A number of viruses can cause gastroenteritis, including noroviruses and rotaviruses. Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Gastroenteritis (Definition)

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


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