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A 44-year-old member asked:

How can i know if i have.the stomach virus?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Gastroenteritis: Gastroenteritis symptoms may include: diarrhea , nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps/pain, headaches, muscular aches & pains as well as fever (low grade). Bloody stools are not usually associated with gastroenteritis. According to the CDC, viral gastroenteritis usually has a duration of 1 to 10 days (depending on the specific virus). The average is 1 to 3 days.

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How can I know if this is a normal stomach virus?

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Stool culture for vi: Consult with your md if symptoms persist a viral stool culture can be done.
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How would i know if my stomach virus is getting better?

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Stomach virus: Once you are getting better you'll have improvement in symptoms like nausea, stomachache, vomiting, diarrhea. Your appetite will start coming back.
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How do I know if I have norwalk virus (stomach flu)?

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Stomach virus: Norwalk virus is one cause of viral gastroenteritis. Symptoms are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pains. Severe forms cause dehydration.
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What to do with stomach virus?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Stomach Virus: 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 foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest.

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