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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

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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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.

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.

Follow up: let it go a week, before you take child for eval. In the meantime if this is all and nothing getting worse, I wouldn't worry much. Zmd ...Read more

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Can you get the same stomach virus twice in a row?

Can you get the same stomach virus twice in a row?

No you can not: You can not get the same strain of virus twice in a row. ...Read more

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How long does a stomach virus live on clothing or bed sheets?

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

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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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...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