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is diarrhea contagious?

i feel so stupid asking this, but is diarrhea contagious? mine started yesterday and im worried if i still have it tomorrow i should skip a function at my daughter and son's MDO to not get the kids and other parents sick.

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:14 AM on Nov. 17, 2010 in Health

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  • It could be.. if it is associated with the flu.

    Answer by SuperrMommyy at 11:15 AM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • It can be, depending on the bug causing it. Wash your hands after using the bathroom, and if you are going to be around a large amount of food, try to avoid handling it for other people or wear gloves.

    Answer by Izsarejman at 11:16 AM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • No it is not. If u r concerned about still having it then take some pepto bismal. It will help,alot!! That way u won't miss anything.

    Answer by dancer at 11:16 AM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • i dont have any other symptoms and of course the function is a Thankgiving lunch, so there will be lots of food. i was going to make my dessert to bring to share today. maybe i should have my husband do it tonight instead.

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 11:17 AM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • depends on whats causing it, if you ate something that didn't agree with you then no, if its caused by a flu bug or something then yes.

    Answer by countrygirl06 at 11:18 AM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • Diarrhea is a symptom not a disease so it all depends on what is causing the diarrhea.


    Answer by beeky at 12:35 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • It depends on what is causing it.

    Answer by SweetLuci at 2:10 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • Hello! countrygirl106 no matter what causes diarrhea,it is not contagious!

    Answer by dancer at 2:44 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • Dancer, what in the world are you talking about? If it's a virus causing the diarrhea it DEFINITELY is contagious

    Answer by PhilsBabyMama at 4:04 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

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