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My daughter came down with a stomach bug last Thursday, and

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My daughter came down with a stomach bug last Thursday, and it lasted about 24 hours (including fever). She takes medicine from a dosing spoon for her allergies each night and last took the medicine on last Wednesday night (day before she got sick). We didn't think about it tonight, and here days later started her back on her medicine and reused the same spoon. What are the chances she will reinfect herself since she last used it before she got sick?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

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It is considered very low risk.

She has already developed antibodies against the virus.

So reinfection will be prevented by these antibodies.

No need to worry.

However, the spoon may be washed well with soap and water.
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