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How long does it take for stomach flu symptoms to show

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Yes: 6 days is a long time for the stomach flu with concern for dehydration. She is also vomiting often. Children localize pain poorly and they will point ... Read More
Dr. Erin Robertson
General Practice 19 years experience
Immediately!: If she can't keep any fluids down, she will get dehydrated. Constant vomiting will throw off critical electrolytes. How is her alertness? Is she grogg... Read More

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Viral Gastroenteriti: The symptoms of stomach flu can include: nausea, vomiting, headache, watery bowel movements (not bloody), abdominal cramps and a low fever.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Duration: According to the cdc, viral gastroenteritis usually has a duration of one to ten days (depending on the specific virus).
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
CDC Says....: According to the cdc, in general, viral gastroenteritis symptoms begin 1 to 2 days after being infected.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Stay hydrated: Make sure you're taking enough fluids, and eat only a bland diet until you feel completely better. This means easy to digest foods like rice, bananas,... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Schneider
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Different virus: Many conditions and viruses can cause the same symptoms. Perhaps you are run down and never fully recovered from the previous episode.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Maybe not the flu?: Here's a helpful link from the CDC regarding classic flu symptoms and severity: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/symptoms.htm
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Gastroenteritis: Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids with bland foods like bananas, ri... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hillel Naon
Pediatric Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Depends: It depends on the cause of the symptoms, type of virus, if caused by viral infection.
A male asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Recovery: Probably your GI tract wasn't totally settled to have such a 'relapse' -I wonder if you were kind enough to yourself (no alcohol, proper sleep, proper... Read More

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