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Nasty stomach bugs-why so many???

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dropinthe Thu 17-Mar-05 09:06:57

Can anyone tell me why there are so many stomach bugs going around?-Ive just recovered from my second one in under three weeks -both have wiped me off the planet!!The last one got all my family too-two sons,dh,both grandparents-am just waiting for them all to get this one again-feel so bloody useless-is anyone else having the same problem??

flamesparrow Thu 17-Mar-05 09:10:33

Yup - here too! I'm starting to wonder if I need to completely sterilise my house and start again....

dropinthe Thu 17-Mar-05 09:15:38

I know what you mean! I seem to be the first one to get it though(I suppose cleaning,handling nappies,generaly grimy all the time could be answer!!)

Janh Thu 17-Mar-05 09:17:40

FWIW, if anyone in my house has a stomach bug I am fanatical about them washing their hands very thoroughly after using the loo and then I wipe the whole thing (lid, seat, handle, rim, everything), the taps, the light pull and even the door handle with anti-bacterial cleaner. Bugs don't usually go round everybody in the house, we may just be lucky but I feel as if makes a difference - HTH!

(Must add though that generally I am a total slattern around the house!)

Lonelymum Thu 17-Mar-05 09:22:08

I am like Janh and do loads of fanatical cleaning after a bug has struck - bit like shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted but it makes me feel better. Try to be fussy about hand washing - after the loo, nappy changing, before eating, preparing food etc. Don't think there is much else you can do though.

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