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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Stomach Flu: Start w clear liquid like water, slightly flattened soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids w bland foods li ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
Stomach flu: The current medical literature emphasizes that you should eat as close to your nomal diet as possible during this illness, if you can (and assuming yo ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Stomach Flu: 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
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A female asked:
Dr. Brian Clear
11 years experience Family Medicine
You can: You can, but Ritz crackers have considerably more fat content than saltines so are a little less gentle on an irritated stomach and bowel. Rule of ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Hold off on spicey: Stuff for now. Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip often to prevent dehydration. Work up to solid ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hirsch
31 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Flu really refers to influenza, which is typically a winter bug and affects mostly the respiratory system. "Stomach flu" is a nonmedical term people u ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Gastroenteritis: Start w clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids w bland foods like bananas, rice, ap ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Stomach Flu: Drink water to hydrate yourself. You can also have clear soups / broths, unsweetened juices or oral rehydration solutions. You want to be gentle with ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Bland diet/avoid spi: Eat bland diet and avoid very sicy foods and large fatty meals and drink more fluids/water.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Simple = best: I find that simple, easy to digest material; noodles, macaroni & spaghetti without sauce, graham crackers, broths, steamed rice, apple sauce, some ve ... Read More
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