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A 32-year-old member asked:

What are symptoms of dehydration if you have the stomach flu?

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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Dry mouth/lips...: Depending on the age of the person, there ae different things you can monitor for dehydration. You should urinate minimum of once every 12 hours - less often my indicate dehydration. Lips and mouth dryness, no tears for kids. More severe dehydration skin feels different, soft spot on baby may look sunk in, heart rate may be increased.Pay attention to thirst -it also tells you to get more fluid!

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A 42-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of the stomach flu?

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Dr. Christopher Calendine
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Nausea/Vomiting: Stomach virus may start with vague symtoms, but vomiting and nausea are most prominent symptoms over first 24-48 hrs. Additonal symptoms can include body aches, headache, abdominal pain, and even sore throat. Fever can be part of illness first 1-3 dys. Most important is to stay well-hydrated by increasing intake of caffeine-free, low sugar fluids.
Last updated Apr 13, 2016


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