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How long is a stomach bug contagious?

Vomiting for a few days, followed by diarrhea for a few days. Is it probably just contagious for the first day or so, or the whole time?

Just trying to figure out how long to keep my daughter away from other kids. Will be calling the doc in the morning to ask since I forgot this morning, but wanted some ideas in the meantime.

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DragonRiderMD

Asked by DragonRiderMD at 10:08 PM on Jan. 21, 2010 in Kids' Health

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  • Keep your daughter away from other kids until 24hrs have passed since the last boubt of anything.
    newlifewith3

    Answer by newlifewith3 at 10:56 PM on Jan. 21, 2010

  • PP is correct. Your suppose to wait 24 hours after the last symptom (puking or diahrrea)
    things_not_sane

    Answer by things_not_sane at 2:40 PM on Jan. 22, 2010

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