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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
I just got over a stomach virus now my husband has it. Is it safe for me to sleep in the same bed, will I catch it again?
Safe: You gave it to himGet a more detailed answer ›
Avoid: Probably it's best to avoid for a while ...Read more
5y/o son had stomach virus on 11/5-11/6. Every night since he wakes & vomits 1x then back to sleep and fine the next morning. He had reflux as a baby.
If you have recovered from a stomach virus what are the odds of contracting the same virus 2 days later from someone?
Not very high but...: Some viruses come on, get better, then act up for a few more days before recovery is complete. ...Read more
Possibly: This could happen.Get a more detailed answer ›
Viral life: Most virus do not live outside a host for more than a few hours. It would be rare to find them on a bed sheet or clothing. Common viruses are spread by contact from host to host. An example is the flu; infected individuals can spread the flu virus from the day before they begin to feel ill until 3–7 days after the start of flu symptoms. ...Read more
My mother and I both threw up at the same time in the middle of the night. Given this fact, which is more liklely a) we have stomach virus b) food poi?
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
Yes: The degree of illness depends on many different factors. ...Read more
Sip, Sip, Sip.: Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip often to prevent dehydration.Work up to solids with bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more
Is it possible to not catch a contagious stomach virus from someone you live with (don't share a room)?
Most of these viruses (eg: Norovirus) LIVE ON SURFACES thus HAND WASHING and NOT SHARING dishes, bathroom supplies are the only way to avoid the vurus. BLEACH clean all surfaces touched by the infected person!
Hope this helps
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Usually,: Pretty high. Hope you do not though and hope you got through the storm ok. ...Read more
I'm 33 and am on my 8th stomach virus in the last 7 or 8 months. More than half, someone else in my family also got. Should I be worried?
Bad luck vs. Problem: That sounds miserable! If multiple people in a family have similar stomach flu symptoms at the same time, it's a good story for passing around a virus, but may also represent food-borne illness, parasites, or even non-infectious cases of these symptoms. You could just have a run of bad luck, but best to discuss with your doc to see if testing or expert referral would help you. ...Read more
Someone in on Nexium (esomeprazole) for months even though they don't need it. They claim it greatly lowers chances of stomach virus bc there's less acid. Is this true?
Often cramping: Gastroenteritis symptoms may include: diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps/pain, headaches, muscular aches & pains as well as fever (low grade). Bloody stools are not usually associated with gastroenteritis. 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
Gastroenteritis.: Start w clear liquid like water, slightly flattened soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids w bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more
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