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Length Of Stomach Flu
See below: In general the GI tract replaces its lining every 3-7 days so most cases resolve in the same period. If it lasts longer than this there is a suggestion you are reinfecting yourself. ...Read more
For what length of time are you contagious for after youre done experiencing stomach flu symptoms?
What are causes of stomach flu and risks for elderly residents in a RCFE? How could it have been prevented? Length of time of this illness?
Stomach flu: is caused by a virus, like norovirus. But in an RCFE I'd also be worried about the bacteria C. difficile. It can be prevented with careful and frequent hand washing among the residents and staff, and keeping contaminated items from being shared. A viral stomach flu lasts as long as 2 weeks, but a C. difficile infection can last longer. ...Read more
I had the stomach flu 7/3-7/6 on 7/4 my period came on time but light only 4 days (reg. 7 days) Did the illness have anything to do with length/flow?
Could be: We do not usually draw any conclusions when the menstrual cycle is just a few days shorter than usual especially during the middle of a major illness. Track your cycles over the next 3-4 months. If you are not satisfied with your cycle control then considering seeing an obgyn to discuss options for cycle regulation ...Read more
Had the stomach flu 7/3-7/6 my period came on time but light and only 4 days normal 7-8 days. Did the flu have anything to do with the length and flow?
Fluid replacement: There is no "cure"for a viral gastroenteritis. The important thing is to keep up with fluid losses--usually staring with small volumes of fluid and increasing as tolerated. Food and fluid if diarrhea is the problem. If that does not work, IV fluids may be needed, or an anti-emetic, such as zofran. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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