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Can viral gastroenteritis be prevented?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Maureen Mays
Clinical Lipidology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes and no.
Hand washing is the key to preventing illness.
Also, remember that everything you touch probably has germs, especially door handles - -so don't touch your face or lick you fingers when you are 'out and about' as it just exposes you to germs. When you get home - wash your hands, first thing. Now, you will probably still get a bug now and then, but avoiding germs will help.

In brief: Yes and no.
Hand washing is the key to preventing illness.
Also, remember that everything you touch probably has germs, especially door handles - -so don't touch your face or lick you fingers when you are 'out and about' as it just exposes you to germs. When you get home - wash your hands, first thing. Now, you will probably still get a bug now and then, but avoiding germs will help.
Dr. Maureen Mays
Dr. Maureen Mays
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Dr. Michael Silverman
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
In brief: Yes and no
Good hand hygiene with any type of food that you ingest.
.Make sure it is well cooked - otherwise the illness can occur in outbreaks and sporadically.

In brief: Yes and no
Good hand hygiene with any type of food that you ingest.
.Make sure it is well cooked - otherwise the illness can occur in outbreaks and sporadically.
Dr. Michael Silverman
Dr. Michael Silverman
Thank
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