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Doctor insights on: Red Blotchy Face After Stomach Virus

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My son has a stomach virus and he has cherry looking cheeks with redness on his nose. Side effect maybe?

My son has a stomach virus and he has cherry looking cheeks with redness on his nose. Side effect maybe?

Does he have a fever: With the virus? The red cheeks and nose could be from a fever if that is the case. It also could be from vomiting itself, or from the virus that is causing his symptoms (which I assume are vomiting and diarrhea?). If the rash continues or spreads, I would call his doctor and have him examined. ...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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Are gloves and a face mask enough to protect my baby from the stomach virus I caught?

Are gloves and a face mask enough to protect my baby from the stomach virus I caught?

Stomach virus: A diagnosed stomach virus if transmitted fecal-orally usually so the best method of preventing transmission is proper and frequent hand washing. ...Read more

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3 weeks ago stomach virus lasted 7 days, lost 14 pounds. 1 week ago a head cold, still hanging around. Doctor drew blood, what all will they check for?

3 weeks ago stomach virus lasted 7 days, lost 14 pounds. 1 week ago a head cold, still hanging around. Doctor drew blood, what all will they check for?

Not sure: Neither stomach virus, nor head cold usually require testing, but I suspect there may be more to your story that was not relayed. Your doctor may be concerned of possible other causes for your troubles. You can also ask him what is being checked by the blood tests ordered. ...Read more

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How long do a stomach virus last?

How long do a stomach virus last?

2-5 days: Usually viruses are cleared in under one week. That being said residual symptoms may last weeks or months. Some people may even develop a post infectious functional GI disorder such as ibs or gastroparesis. ...Read more

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How long does a stomach virus last for?

How long does a stomach virus last for?

12-60 hours in adult: 12-60 hours in an adult. There are some exceptions, but this is a pretty handy rule. ...Read more

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Can u get stomach virus (bug) thru sex?

Can u get stomach virus (bug) thru sex?

Stomach flu can be: Transmitted by eating infected food or liquids or through contact w an infected person. So, yes interpersonal contact (not necessarily sex) can communicate this disease. ...Read more

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How much time does a stomach virus last?

How much time does a stomach virus last?

Stomach Bug: According to the CDC, viral gastroenteritis usually has a duration of 1 to 10 days (depending on the specific virus). The average is 1 to 3 days. ...Read more

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How long is it normal for a stomach virus last?

How long is it normal for a stomach virus last?

Depends: Some viral infections last 24 hours, others 1 week. Sometimes the virus is cleared, but symptoms linger at a lower intensity and frequency for weeks to months. Symptoms lasting longer than 2 to 4 weeks should be evaluated by a health care provider. ...Read more

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Can you get a stomach virus twice in two months?

Possible: It is possible...But it may not be the same virus, or it may not even be a virus at all. If it reoccurs or continues to bother you, I would suggest a vist to your family doc for an avaluation. ...Read more

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Normally, how long would the stomach virus last?

Normally, how long would the stomach virus last?

Depends: Some viral infections last 24 hours, others 1 week. Sometimes the virus is cleared, but symptoms linger at a lower intensity and frequency for weeks to months. Symptoms lasting longer than 2 to 4 weeks should be evaluated by a health care provider. ...Read more

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How do you protect yourself against a stomach virus?

How do you protect yourself against a stomach virus?

Hand Washing: You can protect your self against stomach virus by washing your hands before eating your food as a general rule. But if you are in contact with some one or some one in your family has stomach virus wash your hands more frequently if you touch the person who is infected and don't share food or drinks from the same plate/glass. Do not kiss the person. ...Read more

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What do you recommend to recover from a stomach virus?

Fluids and rest: Plenty of fluids, and lots of rest. It has to run its course. Fluids high in vitamins and minerals, such as homemade chicken soup. The broth is concentrated with all the good mineral and vitamins and elements you need to help you get better. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I could still get the stomach virus?

Can you tell me if I could still get the stomach virus?

Yes you can: There are many, many different types of stomach viruses that we know of and others that have yet to be discovered. Just be careful and wash your hands before eating each meal! ...Read more

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What is the best thing to do to get through a stomach virus?

What is the best thing to do to get through a stomach virus?

Time: Use of agents which will alleviate the nausea and vomiting, fluids to prevent dehydration, agents to inhibit diarrhea is this is manifested, combined with rest should help. Most of these last less than 48 hrs. Good luck. ...Read more

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For what length of time can a stomach virus last on surfaces?

Depends on the virus: There are several virus strains which cause gastrointestinal infection called stomach virus. These viruses can be contagious on the surfaces from 3to14 days depending on the virus and the surface. But in referigerrator they can last much longer. ...Read more

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My stomach has been hurting for almost a week now, what could it be? A stomach virus?

My stomach has been hurting for almost a week now, what could it be? A stomach virus?

More information: More information is needed in order to be able to help you. An abdominal pain of 1week duration needs to be evaluated by a physician. You can log on to healthtap virtual consults for this or go to your PCP ...Read more

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What can I do to avoid getting the stomach virus?

What can I do to avoid getting the stomach virus?

Avoid sick people: Avoid being around people obviosly ill, develop a strong immune system by eating healthy foods and getting adequate exercise. ...Read more

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Is it safe to be around someone with a stomach virus?

Usually yes: If you practice good hygiene (don't share food or drinks, wash hands frequently, etc.) the chances of contagion are low in most cases. If someone is immunocompromised or chronically ill, extra precautions or isolation should be observed. Some viruses which cause vomiting may be spread via the respiratory tract, but that is not as common. ...Read more

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Best way to prevent myself from getting the stomach virus?

Best way to prevent myself from getting the stomach virus?

Avoid: Prepare and store food properly, good hand hygiene, and avoid other sick folks. ...Read more

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Should you sleep in the same bed as someone with a stomach virus?

Should you sleep in the same bed as someone with a stomach virus?

It is ok: It is ok as long as you are not being exposed to his secretions/excrement. ...Read more

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What's the most effective way to prevent getting a stomach virus?

Avoidance: Wash your hands well for at least 20 seconds often. Don’t touch your nose, eyes or mouth without clean hands. Don’t share the same cups, forks or spoons. Use disinfectants on solid surfaces. Bring sanitizer with you when you are out. Try to avoid contact with people who are sick. ...Read more

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Is there a stomach virus still going around in the greensburg, pa area?

Yes: Currently, early spring 2012, a form of acute gastroenteritis caused by a virus has been circulating in western pennsylvania.
The complication lies in dehydration, so work hard to promote good hydration: small frequent sips of fluids such as pedialyte. You can slowly progress to your regular diet, but avoid sugary drinks such as juice, soda, and sports drinks. Call your doctor if dehydrated. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have black diharea and you have a stomach virus?

What does it mean when you have black diharea and you have a stomach virus?

Black Diarrhea: Could be from the food u consumed or. Blood. U may want to consider seeing. A GI physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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Is their any way to prevent contracting a stomach virus once you've been exposed?

Depends on exposure.: Wash your hands well for at least 20 seconds often. Don’t touch your nose, eyes or mouth without clean hands. Don’t share the same cups, forks or spoons w others. Use disinfectants on solid surfaces. Bring sanitizer with you when you are out. Try to avoid contact with people who are sick. According to the cdc, in general, viral gastroenteritis symptoms begin 1 to 2 days after being infected. ...Read more

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Signs that my one year old might have a stomach virus....What should I do if she has one?

Hydration: Make sure that she stays hydrated. If you notice that she is not making much urine, can't keep anything down (not even water), or is listless, give her doctor a call to figure out what do to next. Also call the doctor if she has any blood in her vomit or stools/diarrhea. ...Read more

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My 5 and 6 y.o. Came home last weekend with a stomach virus, they started back up again today. Is it possible to be re contaminated?

My 5 and 6 y.o. Came home last weekend with a stomach virus, they started back up again today. Is it possible to be re contaminated?

Recurrent GI bug: The immune system 'should have' registered a specific response to the first illness, so it's unlikely it's the same exact virus as before. I think in your children's environment there are probably many different viruses (germs) circulating -and they must have acquired a new but slightly different infection. Either that, or they had so much exposure to the former virus, their system was overwhelmed ...Read more

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My 2 y/o had stomach virus last Thursday. I got it last night (Mon). Is it possible for me to give it back to him? His tummy is gurgling.

My 2 y/o had stomach virus last Thursday. I got it last night (Mon). Is it possible for me to give it back to him? His tummy is gurgling.

No: One person can give another a stomach virus once, but the receiving person is unlikely to catch it from the giving person again after only a short time. That is because the receiving person either still has the virus or currently has lots of antibodies to block the virus. More likely, this child hasn't fully recovered and may be having some off and on symptoms from the original stomach virus. ...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


Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more