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12 Hour Stomach Bug
I have been vomiting on and off for about 12 hours. Food poisoning or stomach bug perhaps. But my legs are cramping badly. Is this normal?
Hello! I have a stomach bug, was sick every 40 min. Haven't thrown up in 3 hours. Do you think im done? Thanks!
Virus: No one has a crystal ball. Sounds like you may be past the initial wave but I would still take it slow with food. Start with sips of liquid or ice chips and see how you do over the next few hours. Then try "full" liquids for a bit before you go back to normal food. Your intestines take time to heal. ...Read more
Gastroenteritis: This depends upon the cause. It is usually viral, but the transmissability will depend upon the actual agent involved. ...Read more
If my boyfriend stopped having symptoms of the stomach bug almost 72 hours ago, is it safe to KISS him 48-72 hours later?
WillHeLuvUInTheMorn?: Yes, with you on one side and he on the other of a plate glass window. Wearing overcoats. And ski masks. Goggles. Bandannas. And he has to wear a condom. Oh, wait!! It's been 72 hours since his symptoms ended!!! Forget the condom. You can wear a light jacket. A beanie & string tie...Smokin'!! BUT, if you wait one more day, kiss away. I don't know if I'd French kiss for about a week. Still, no guarantees ...Read more
Is it normal to have horrid smelling gas after stomach bug? It's been almost 72 hours. When will this subside?
Acute gastritis: If this does not begin to improve and then clear in the next several days you might want to go and see a doctor and make sure nothing more serious is in progress. ...Read more
I had a stomach bug recently and I have recuperated from it. I get hungry and I eat, but 1 - 2 hours later I experience (mild to medium) nausea.
My toddler threw up twice about 12 hours apart, has no appetite, but no fever, and seems fine otherwise. Is it just a stomach bug?
Vomiting Toddler: It may be a stomach virus, or just upset stomach from something he ate. If the throwing up was twice and 12 hours apart and he ate and drank inbetween and no vomiting, then continue to feed him, but if he continues to vomit then he should be on clear liguid and pedialyte.And if he keeps nothing down then take him to er or your pediatrician. ...Read more
I got a 24 hour stomach bug, 3 days later and my stomach gurgles and a lot of gas. Is this normal? When will it pass?
May be: Maybe this is food poisoning and you may get better after the culprit food gets out of the system. If this persists, please see a doctor. ...Read more
I chained smoked and vomited. I was told nicotine poisining last a few hours but here I am, 2 days later with diharea? Stomach bug or what?
Diarrhea: No way to tell exactly what is going on without full history and exam, but this is not likely to be due to your smoking. Stop smoking - for many many other reasons, and see a doctor about your GI symptoms. ...Read more
I'm a type 1 diabetic. I've been sick with some sort of stomach bug for over 24 hours. I can't even keep water down. Should I go to the ER?
It's been over 24 hours since my 17 month old son last vomited (he has a nasty stomach bug). Is it ok to give him whole milk (he's dying for it)?
I had a 24 hour stomach bug 4 days ago. The day after I emptied my stomach COMPLETELY, I had horrible cramping which I figured was normal. Yesterday I?
Son recently had stomach bug, been not eating much since we are at a little over 72 hours and very tired and punky. Had two tan/cream stools?
Changes in gut: A stomach virus, or enterovirus, can cause changes in the intestine, and certain bacteria that live there can be killed off or can overgrow, depending. That can affect how digestion occurs and chemical interaction with the stool. A good probiotic can help return things back to normal. ...Read more
What causes extreme fatigue and random nausea? Started about a week ago when diagnosed with 24 hour stomach bug
Many possibilities: Your symptoms are too vague to adequately trim down large number of possible causes. Drug side effects, pregnancy, viral syndrome, etc can cause your complaints. Go see your family doc for further evaluation. Dehydration from stomach bug could cause symptoms. So could persistent stomach issues eg perhaps not just a simple infection, perhaps anemia from ulcer. Bottom line, go see your family doc. ...Read more
Had a very mild stomach bug 24 hours ago. I now have normal stools but still can't eat much from being nauseous. Is nausea still normal?
Can be normal:
It can be normal for the nausea to last longer than the diarrhea.
would suggest trying toast, rice, and apple sauce is that is available
If abd pain, or worsening, then suggest DR visit. ...Read more
I had what I thought was a 24 hour stomach bug on Monday, Last night I started getting stomach cramps and sulfur burps. Is it something more?
Haven't eaten anything today due to nausea (stomach bug). 20 hours since I ate. I feel weak, shaky, lightheaded. Why? Glucose reads normal (80).
Husband has a 24 hour stomach bug. Can I catch it if he breathes on me, hours after his last vomit, but I smell vomit on his breath? How to avoid it
I've had cramping and diahrea since last night. So over 24 hours. No vomiting but still nauseated at times. Stomach bug?
Can you get food poisoning 3 hours after eating a filet-o-fish from McDonald's? I had all the symptoms, or is it a stomach bug, or a crohn's flare?
Stomach flu: Could be either. Please see your doctor. ...Read more
My 2 year old had a stomach bug for 36 hours. He was fine for 24 hours is is throwing up again. Should I take him to the pediatrician or the ER?
There been stomach bug going around my 4yr old son got he thrown up a lot and sleeping hand are at all drinking water but throws it up like hour later?
Symptomatic relief: Only: Start w/ clear liquid like water, slightly flattened soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids w/ bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more
This won't stop it: But it will help. Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids with bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy ; high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more
Stomach bug: Stomach bug is a generic term and refers to a variety of viruses/bacteria/parasites that cause gastrointestinal infection or gastroenteritis. Included are viruses: rotavirus in children, norovirus, adenovirus and, astrovirus;, bacteria: camphylobacter, shigella, Ecoli, salmonella, yersinia, and parasites: giardia, amebiosis, cryptosporidium, ...Read more
Lots of stomach bugs: But "stomach pain" can be caused by lots of things & may indeed originate outside the GI tract. If persistent, further evaluation in order. Your doctor will want to re-examine you as well as know the quality, timing, duration, exact location & associations (eating, position, activity, stooling, urinating) of your pain to better direct treatment and/or the right testing. ...Read more
Stomach bug: Stomach bug also known as stomach flu or somach virus.The symptoms are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever.It can sometimes be associated with upper respiritory symptoms and fatigue. The symptoms with hydration and supportive therapy usually subside in 48 to 72 hours. ...Read more