Bacterial Gastroenteritis

Asked November 10, 2018, 5:08 PM EST

I helped a friend shampoo/wash off two dogs and then I give them some pets. I did not wear gloves while washing. Afterwords friend's wife brings out sandwiches etc. which I ate without washing my hands (dumb). Next evening I have lot of gas and loose bowl movement. Next day I begin to have some stomach discomfort then I throw up. Two days later I develop severe pain in upper middle stomach.Could this be a case of Bacterial Gastroenteritis?

Iowa

1 Response

Hi, yes the dogs could be a source of your illness, but there are other possibilities as it usually takes a longer time to develop foodbourne illness. You may want to contact your doctor.