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When is the stomach flu contagious if breastfeeding?

When is the stomach flu contagious if breastfeeding?

Not Passed in Milk: While a nursing mother can pass a stomach virus onto her child, the virus does not pass to the child through the breastmilk. The mother's antibodies passed via the breastmilk may even offer protection for the child. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Flu (Definition)

The flu, otherwise known as influenza, is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, runny nose, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, and coughing. Children with the flu often have nausea and vomiting as well. Some strains of the flu are preventable by getting a yearly flu ...Read more


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How long is the stomach flu contagious?

How long is the stomach flu contagious?

Depends: The contagious period from oral secretions often begins just before the first fever untill fever has been gone 24hr. The germ may be found in the stool for another 4-6 wks. ...Read more

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Know how contagious is the stomach flu?

Know how contagious is the stomach flu?

Depends on Etiology: Most stomach illnesses are caused by viruses and can be spread person to person by fecal-oral route. Frequent hand washing and disinfecting shared surfaces is most effective prevention strategy. ...Read more

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Am i contagious 2 days after the stomach flu?

Depends: Depends on the causitive agent. Diffrent bugs have diffrent incubation periods and cycles. Consult your dr and wash your hands frequently. Use disposable paper products instead of towels. ...Read more

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What to do if I have the stomach flu, am i contagious?

Yes you are.: Wash your hands well for at least 20 seconds often. Don’t share the same cups, forks or spoons. Use disinfectants on solid surfaces. Bring sanitizer with you when you are out. Don't make close contact with people who are well. ...Read more

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How long after having the stomach flu are you contagious?

After flu stops not: Once the vomiting stops you are no longer contagious . If you had diarrhea you can continue to have loose stools but won't pass it on it you are really good about hand washing and not touching things until thoroughly washed. If you have fever you are still contagious ...Read more

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How long does stomach flu last for and no longer be contagious?

How long does stomach flu last for and no longer be contagious?

Likely 1-2 weeks.: These illnesses usually have an incubation period of 3-6 days, are symptomatic for 3-4 days, and resolve by 1 week. ...Read more

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When are you contagious after being exposed to the stomach flu?

When are you contagious after being exposed to the stomach flu?

Gastroenteritis: The length of time you are contagious with stomach varies depending which virus is the cause. Usally the period lasts from several days to 2 weeks. ...Read more

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For what length of time are you contagious after the stomach flu?

Variable.: The length of time you are contagious with stomach varies depending which virus is the cause. Usally the period lasts from several days to 2 weeks. ...Read more

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How long would it take until you arent contagious from the stomach flu?

How long would it take until you arent contagious from the stomach flu?

Stomach flu: There are many different viruses that cause stomach flu. How long you are contagious is determined but which of the viruses you have. ...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


Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Gastroenteritis (Definition)

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