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Doctor insights on: Stomach Virus Incubation Period

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What is the juststation period for the stomach virus?

What is the juststation period for the stomach virus?

4hrs to 2 days: Anywhere from 4 hours to about 2 days, depending on which virus in involved. You may be contagious during the incubation period, and capable of passing the infection to others, even before you have any symptoms. ...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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What can help with a stomach virus?

What can help with a stomach virus?

Brat diet, liquids: Car liquids in small amounts as tolerated then advance diet as tolerated. For diarrhea brat diet (bananas, rice, applesauce, toast (crackers) ). Yogurt also helps restore normal bacteria in the colon. ...Read more

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How often do adults get the stomach virus?

How often do adults get the stomach virus?

Everyone...: ...can and likely will get a stomach virus (short of living in an isolation bubble)! Avoid exposures & wash hands if prevention is your goal. ...Read more

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Could a stomach virus or bug last a month?

Could a stomach virus or bug last a month?

Not usual.: Not normally. According to the cdc, viral gastroenteritis usually has a duration of one to ten days (depending on the specific virus). This may not be a stomach virus. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can i get a stomach virus again if i just had it?

Can i get a stomach virus again if i just had it?

Yes: Gi distress with nausea, vomiting, diarrhea can be caused by various viruses and bacteria. It is not uncommon to have a relapse of the same stomach virus. ...Read more

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How would i know if my stomach virus is getting better?

How would i know if my stomach virus is getting better?

Stomach virus: Once you are getting better you'll have improvement in symptoms like nausea, stomachache, vomiting, diarrhea. Your appetite will start coming back. ...Read more

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For what length of time can a stomach virus be 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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Please answer! what kind of pain does the stomach virus cause?

Please answer! what kind of pain does the stomach virus cause?

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

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


Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Gastroenteritis (Definition)

Gastroenteritis is a loose term denoting inflammation of the stomach and small ...Read more