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I was sick with a 24 hour stomach flu on fri and now, 3 days later, i feel like i am getting it again. Is this possible?

I was sick with a 24 hour stomach flu on fri and now, 3 days later, i feel like i am getting it again. Is this possible?

Yes, possible...: This could occur however with recurrent symptoms I may begin to question the original diagnosis, especially if there are any new or different symptoms. Drink plenty of water, eat a bland diet, consider crystalized ginger for nausea. If there are new or worsening symptoms you should be reevaluated. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Flu (Definition)

The flu, otherwise known as influenza, is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, runny nose, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, and coughing. Children with the flu often have nausea and vomiting as well. Some strains of the flu are preventable by getting a yearly flu ...Read more


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How long after being exposed to a very mild stomach flu would I notice symptoms. Been 48 hours and I feel fine? Also very emetophobic

How long after being exposed to a very mild stomach flu would I notice symptoms. Been 48 hours and I feel fine? Also very emetophobic

Depends: This will vary with the causative virus. The more common ones (norovirus, adenovirus, calcivirus, etc.) will have an incubation period not to exceed 50 hrs. You are probably safe. ...Read more

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Stomach flu lasted 48 hours. Now on day 4 and still have nausea. Is this normal?

Stomach flu lasted 48 hours. Now on day 4 and still have nausea. Is this normal?

Gastroenteritis: Gastroenteritis symptoms typically last around 48 hours, however, they can linger for several days. Signs of dehydration are dry mouth, excessive thirst, truly dark urine, dry skin, lethargy, or dizziness. Stay hydrated and drink some gatorade or other isotonic electrolyte fluid replacement. Please see your MD if you have signs of severe dehydration or associated pain, blood in stool. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have had the stomach flu for 48 hours at both ends and can not hold anything down. Should I go to the ER?

I have had the stomach flu for 48 hours at both ends and can not hold anything down. Should I go to the ER?

Yes and now.: Dehydration is serious and can predispose to renal insufficiency. You need to have some fluids replaced especially if you cannot keep anything down. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hi. I had the stomach flu 4 days ago.lasted about 24 hours. now haven't had a bm for 3 days. Soft diet of water, soup, toast, pudding, and applesauce?

Hi. I had the stomach flu 4 days ago.lasted about 24 hours. now haven't had a bm for 3 days.  Soft diet of water, soup, toast, pudding, and applesauce?

No fiber diet so far: Time to reintroduce fiber to your diet and liberalize water intake. If resumption of normal eating habits does not result in normalization of your stooling, further evaluation may be warranted. ...Read more

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Why would it be that my child is still having liquid stool after 48 hours of stomach flu?

Why would it be that my child is still having liquid stool after 48 hours of stomach flu?

Diarrhea : Viral gastroenteritis may last up to a week, make you your child is drinking pedialyte or other electrolyte containing drinks. Slowly and gradually the stool consistency will become normal. Brat diet can be helpful. Stop all juices. If no improvement after a week better see his doctor. ...Read more

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I am a type 1 diabetic and I have had symptoms of the stomach flu for almost 48 hours. I'm dehydrated but can't go to the e.R. And miss class. Any tips?

I am a type 1 diabetic and I have had symptoms of the stomach flu for almost 48 hours. I'm dehydrated but can't go to the e.R. And miss class. Any tips?

You will need : To hydrate and make sure you have adequate sugar control. Things can spiral downward pretty quickly when you have diabetes with a superimposed infection. Make sure you are in communication with your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. David Cohen
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Stomach Flu (Definition)

Viral gastroenteritis is a viral infection of the GI tract. It can be picked up from contact with surfaces and foods that are carrying the virus. Symptoms include upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. Sometimes ...Read more


Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Gastroenteritis (Definition)

Gastroenteritis is a loose term denoting inflammation of the stomach and small ...Read more