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Diarrhea and vomiting could be caused by bacteria or food induced - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hello there very very worried i am comig down with the dirarria and vomiting virus
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Since when do you have the above symptoms ?
User :   as it has been around my sons school for 1 month or more now
Doctor :   Have you taken any medication for the same ?
User :   just 20 mins ago
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok, Are the stools very watery ?
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User :   no i went like 5 mins ago and it was a hard one but feel thses apins in tummy and feel my bowels working
User :   and not feeling well in tummy
Doctor :   Do you see mucous or blood in the stools ?
User :   how do you pick this virus up
User :   no
Doctor :   I do not think this could be virus
User :   and why is the virus still going around the school
User :   yes
Doctor :   since its only since some time , it could be due to bacteria or food induced
User :   as friends have had it teachers and studnets
User :   i dont think so
User :   and how is this virus pick up
Doctor :   yes, it could then be a bacterial infection as they present as communicable , specially through water
Doctor :   best way to diagnose the same is by a stool examination
User :   how to you get the vomiting and dirriearra virus from the student
User :   or teachers
Doctor :   through water or by sharing the routine usables with them
User :   could it be pass ut them coughing or breathing on you
Doctor :   No,
User :   my friends sons had it from the school and when her child was sick the father ended up with the virus even when they were very clean in there house
User :   what u mean though water
User :   hows that happen and she felt off in the tummy
User :   and do o always have the vomiting with the vomiting and dirrira virus
Doctor :   sharing the same water for bathing drinking ,
User :   oh ok
Doctor :   anything contaminated with her saliva can transfer the infection
User :   ao how did my friend get it and her husband from there child
Doctor :   it could be by sharing the same tumbler , plates or by coming in contact with her saliva or the vomitus
User :   my friend had o wipe up the vomit and didnt have gloves on
User :   but the dad didnt touch the vomit
User :   and the dad got the virus
Doctor :   or could have come in contact with he saliva across the daily usables like towels , plates , spoons etc
User :   ecen if there washed
Doctor :   ya , if washed improperly
Doctor :   Are you there ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Is there anything i can help you with
Doctor :   ?
User :   thats it
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Bye for now
Doctor :   Take care
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