Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

what can you take for a stomach virus

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: There's not much to take, fluids and tylenol (acetaminophen) are the staples.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
36 years experience Emergency Medicine
Depends on the virus: But generally, viral gastroenteritis and bacterial gastroenteritis will shed the virus or bacteria in the stool for 7-10 days after symptoms have reso ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
4 weeks: 4 weeks pregnant or 4 weeks of symptoms. If 4 weeks of symptoms - seek medical care. Start w clear liquid like water, slightly flattened soda that is ... Read More
1
1 thank
A member asked:
Dr. William Harris
32 years experience Family Medicine
Supportive measures: Often, a "stomach virus" involves several days of variable amounts of nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. To put the stomach to relative rest; eat bland f ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Could use some help: Hard to pinpoint a response, since your question is so nonspecific. You may want to consider: what you ate at the time, the location of your symptoms ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. EMILIA MATOS
43 years experience General Practice
Diet: Gastric rest, body rest, fluids.
2
2 thanks
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sathish Adigopula
19 years experience Pediatrics
No meds - fluids: Lots of fluids, esp fluids with salts to prevent dehydration - either oral or IV if needed. Symptomatic management.
2
2 thanks
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hashmat Rajput
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Stomach ulcer: The best treatment for stomach ulcer with h. Pylori is triple med. One antibiotic from amoxicillin, tetracycline, Clarithromycin or metronidazole;one ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grieco
36 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Your stomach makes acid juices and also bile coming from your liver can move up into the stomach when you vomit. The vomiting depends on what is causi ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Arbogast
18 years experience Internal Medicine
Vomiting: If he's vomiting and/or has diarrhea most likely he has the stomach flu especially if he's been around other people that have been sick. Usually it r ... Read More
10
10 thanks
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
See answer: Avoid classic trigger foods such as spicey, acidic, fatty foods. Avoid or at least decrease stress/anxiety. Increase water intake, try otc omeprazole ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 47-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.
5
5 thanks
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience General Practice
Fluids: Drink plenty of fluids, to stay hydrated. If you vomit or have diarrhea, replace the fluids lost. Make sure you urinate every 4-6 hours. Let it run it ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Colace (docusate sodium): Colace (docusate sodium) is a good choice for constipation in pregnancy; 100 mg capsule will typically do the job, if not, colace (docusate sodium) ca ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That depends: Upper respiratory viral symptoms usually start about 2 or 3 days after you came in contact with the virus, although it could take up to a week.
1
1 thank
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Patterson
48 years experience Psychiatry
See a doctor: There are 5 cardinal signs and symptoms of disease that indicate a need to consult a doctor or go to an emergency room: vomiting, fever, loss of consc ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Migraine: Possibly migraine headache. Please see a doctor for evaluation. You could try 400-600 mg of Ibuprofen with a caffeine containing beverage.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience General Practice
Fluids and rest: Plenty of fluids, and lots of rest. It has to run its course. Fluids high in vitamins and minerals, such as homemade chicken soup. The broth is concen ... Read More
3
3 thanks
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Wilson
16 years experience Emergency Medicine
Focused Headache Med: Percocet is not a great medication for a headache. While the opioid may help dull the pain, it does not treat the underlying vasodilation/venous spasm ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Hirsch
48 years experience Dentistry
2 weeks: Viral canker sores are a variation of the chickenpox virus and usually take about 2 weeks to heal. Do not use anything caustic on it. Warm salt water ... Read More
3
3 thanks
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run la ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience General Practice
Tests available: The herpes virus comes in 2 types: herpes simplex (hsv) 1&2. Antibodies (igg) to both viruses can be tested to see if you have lasting immunity and (i ... Read More
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month