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
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
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.
5376 viewsAnswered Jan 3, 2019
Last updated Jan 3, 2019
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