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A 33-year-old female asked:

should i take immodium and or gravol with the stomach flu? or will it make me more ill , keeping the virus in my body ? thanks

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Dr. David Miller
Dr. David Miller answered
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Stay hydrated: When fighting the "stomach flu" (which is not always influenza), the most important thing is to stay hydrated. Take small sips of water and/or dilute gatorade, or pedialyte. If you vomit it up, wait 30 min or so and try again, slowly. If you can't keep anything down, er. Anti-diarrhea meds aren't bad but you should consult your doctor, as it could mask other things. Hydration is still the key.

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