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A 41-year-old member asked:

How common is the stomach flu?

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Dr. Andrew Gentry
Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Very common: Stomach flu refers to the virus spread from vomit and diarrhea if you remember the cruise ship issues of several years ago that was a virus.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Quite common: It is most often communicated through contaminated water or food.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

What are common causes of gastroenteritis (stomach flu)?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Several : This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Could you tell me what are common indicators of the stomach flu?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Symptoms: The symptoms of stomach flu (viral gastroenteritis) can include: nausea, vomiting, headache, watery bowel movements (not bloody), abdominal cramps and a low fever.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What to do with the stomach flu?

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Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Rest your stomach: When you have vomiting, diarrhea and stomach cramps, it helps to rest your stomach. Drink clear liquids (no milk or juice), eat plain foods in small amounts, and avoid spicy or fried foods for a few days. Do not use medications for diarrhea or vomiting unless recommended by your doctor. Call your doctor if you keep vomiting or have a high fever.

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