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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cindy Juster
35 years experience Pediatrics
Supportive care: Since stomach flu (viral gastroenteritis) is a virus, there's nothing that kills it. However, taking electrolyte-rich fluids, a bland low-sugar/high f ... Read More
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Dr. Craig Uhl
Dr. Craig Uhl answered
26 years experience Pediatrics
Lots of fluids, : Pedialyte is great, if persists, see your pedi doc.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Nothing: It is a viral infection and must run its course. Can treat symptoms (nausea / diarrhea / muscle aches / fever) to be less miserable. Try to remain hyd ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
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Wait: There is no cure for the viruses that cause gastroenteritis (stomach flu). The most important thing for you is to keep yourself well hydrated during t ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Stomach Flu: Most cases of gastroenteritis are from viruses and are self -limited. This means that medications are usually necessary. Start with clear liquid like ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Go GI Gently: Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Work up to solids with bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Be gentle w yourself: Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip often to prevent dehydration. Work up to solids with bland fo ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Baney
23 years experience Family Medicine
3-5 days: Assuming you have a true viral gastroenteritis usually 3- 5 days. If any blood in stool or vomit call your doctors immediately.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Jan
Dr. M. Jan answered
65 years experience Family Medicine
Easy: Take Prilosec 20 mg at night for 2 weeks.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ayisha Gani
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Migraine: Not clear what you tired, you may need prescription medication for both prophylaxis and during an acute episode based on how often and how bad your pr ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robin Rosenberg
43 years experience General Surgery
Wasthis actually flu: Elevate the head of bed. Nothing to eat 4 hrs pre sleep and a ppi ona daily basis- if no better in a short time- get an endoscopy.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Whether you vomit or not has nothing to due with developing resistance to this infection and clearing it from your body.
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