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How long do viral gastrointestinal infections last?

Viral gastrointestinal infections generally run their course in a day or two. If your viral gastrointestinal infection lasts significantly longer than this or presents extreme symptoms, you should talk to your doctor. Always try to stay hydrated during this time.

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