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A 49-year-old member asked:

anyone know what is a simple way to cure or prevent the stomach flu?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Prevention: Wash your hands well for at least 20 seconds often. Don’t touch your nose, eyes or mouth without clean hands. Don’t share the same cups, forks or spoons. Use disinfectants on solid surfaces. Bring sanitizer with you when you are out. Try to avoid contact with people who are sick.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

How long does it really take for you to get rid of a stomach flu?

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Dr. Philip Baney
Family Medicine 24 years experience
3-5 days: Assuming you have a true viral gastroenteritis usually 3- 5 days. If any blood in stool or vomit call your doctors immediately.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Can you prevent getting the stomach flu if you have already been exposed to norovirus?

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Dr. Sathish Adigopula
Pediatrics 20 years experience
No: Stomach flu is usually a layman term for viral enteritis, which may be because of multiple other viruses other than norovirus. Norovirus does not even provide full immunity against itself.
A 33-year-old member asked:

How do I prevent getting the stomach flu?

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Dr. Phillip Frist
Dentistry 46 years experience
No guarantee: Best chance for prevention is get a flu shot, stay away from anyone who may have it, use disinfectant often.
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A 16-year-old female asked:

How can you get rid of the stomach flu?

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Dr. Scott Diede
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Wait: There is no cure for the viruses that cause gastroenteritis (stomach flu). The most important thing for you is to keep yourself well hydrated during the time it takes for your body to clear the virus.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What should be done to get rid of the stomach flu?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Go GI Gently: Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. 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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