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Is The Stomach Flu Contagious Before Symptoms Appear
Is viral sinus infection contagious before symptoms show up initially or is it contagious only after symptoms come out?
Both, for the virus.: The virus is contagious just before the symptoms appear, and during the first part of the symptomatic illness. There is no way to predict in an individual person when he will no longer be contagious (many people ask about this, but one can only guess when he will no longer be spewing viruses). However, the sinusitis may not be contagious, meaning not all who catch the virus actually get sinusitis. ...Read more
How long before someone starts showing symptoms of the stomach virus are they contagious?like arnd how long before symptoms does is it in their feces?
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
Yes, it can be.: If you have mononucleosis the fever usually resolves within about 10 days. Swelling of lymph nodes & organs usually resolves within about a month. You may have fatigue from several weeks to several months. You may be contagious for several months (even if asymptomatic). ...Read more
Yes: A good 24 hours before.Get a more detailed answer ›
What is the timeline of herpes? Does the outbreak begin as you get the flu like symptoms, a few days after symptoms, or appear after symptoms are gone. Does it happen all at once? Or more day by day?
Herpesvirus: There are several strains of herpesvirus affecting different body parts, presenting different ways, and different in the recurrent phase. It really needs to be checked out if you have been exposed but scrapings from the blisters or open ulcers is most reliable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
...: The flu vaccine is well tolerated by most people. It is effective in preventing illness along with good hand hygiene. The centers for disease control is a good reference site to learn more: http://www.Cdc.Gov/flu/protect/keyfacts.Htm http://www.Cdc.Gov/flu/protect/vaccine/index.Htm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can HPV virus trigger guillain barre syndrome ? Can this virus incubate and show symptoms after 2 days from the day of infection?
Probably not: Hpv is not known to trigger guillain barre. It is a virus that tends to stay locally, causing symptoms on the genitals. It typically takes a couple of weeks before you'll see the symptoms (usually blister-like lesions on the penis). Men are much less likely to show symptoms of hpv than are women. ...Read more
Is bacterial meningitis the result of the flu gone awry? Why does it start with flu-like symptoms?
Common cold: This condition can be caused by a large variety of viruses, the most common is rhinovirus. People are most contagious for the first 2 to 3 days of a cold. A cold is usually not contagious after the first week. Cold symptoms usually start about 2 or 3 days after you came in contact with the virus, although it could take up to a week. Symptoms mostly affect the nose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If the flu virus gets in the stomach, can it cause gastroenteritis instead of a respiratory illness?
No: Gastroenteritis is caused by various viruses including rotaviruses, noroviruses ; adenoviruses but is not caused by influenza virus. The term "stomach flu" is a misnomer as it had nothing to do with true influenza. Influenza can cause some GI symptoms, but, unlike gastroenteritis, influenza virus always causes respiratory symptoms like sore throat and cough. ...Read more
If one doesn't develop symptoms of Ebola 56 days after potential exposure, is the threat of the virus zilch?
Low; not zilch. As: are different viruses with different immunogenic characteristics, cell & tissue susceptibility issues and, as always, the route and severity of exposure into actual bodily fluids are key issues as to whether infection occurs or not. ...Read more
What is the timeline for herpes? Does the outbreak begin as you get the flu like symptoms, a few days after symptoms, or appear after symptoms are gone. Does it happen all at once? Or more day by day?
Herpes: Herpes usually lies dormant until your body is subjected to some form of stress. It can be stress due to flu or cold, or it can also be emotional stress. Herpes itself does not usually cause flulike symptoms, it causes little vesicles to appear in certain areas, and can be painful. While it is impossible to predict exactly when the next outbreak will strike, there are medications that decrease it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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