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What can I do to avoid getting the stomach flu, my son had

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What can I do to avoid getting the stomach flu, my son had it saturday am / daughter last night. We fly out tomorrow morning. Can't get sick
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr PG M.D. replied 9 years ago.
Hi,
The MOST important thing is regular & thorough hand washing. Don't share food with someone who has stomach flu.
And try to avoid contact as far as possible with someone who has stomach flu.
Being the mom, this of course is easier said than done in your case, but you get the idea I believe!
regards
Dr. PG
Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Is there anything I can take
Expert:  Dr PG M.D. replied 9 years ago.
There is no preventive medicine for stomach flu. The window period for getting the infection is usually 12-36 hours. The fact that you have crossed that time, the chances are very less that you might get it.
Regards,
Dr. PG