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Is it necessary to avoid feeding my child dairy after a bout of gastroenteritis?

Is it necessary to avoid feeding my child dairy after a bout of gastroenteritis?

No: Other esteemed colleagues answered "yes", but then wrote that you don't need to avoid dairy after gastroenteritis which is what i recommend. (i think they just hit the wrong button!) yogurt (with "live" or "active" cultures - meaning it can't be frozen because that kills the good stuff) can be especially helpful. So, to be clear, i say "no, you don't need to avoid dairy after gastroenteritis.". ...Read more

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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


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Can Gastroenteritis be linked to dairy products? If cattle gets it, is it possible that by consumption of dairy products the consumer receives it?

Can Gastroenteritis be linked to dairy products? If cattle gets it, is it possible that by consumption of dairy products the consumer receives it?

Not commonly: Certainly there are food bourne illnesses. E coli infection being by far the most common. BUT that is different from the usual nausea, vomiting, diarrhea that is most common with viral infections that are easily spread between people (often/usually with respiratory symptoms you do not get with E Coli). ...Read more

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My 21/2yr old has viral gastroenteritis but mild passes loose stools one time once she eats dairy/fried/sugary foods .2 weeks on now how long normal?

My 21/2yr old has viral gastroenteritis but mild passes loose stools one time once she eats dairy/fried/sugary foods .2 weeks on now how long normal?

Several weeks: sometimes after a viral gastroenteritis young children can be left with mild malabsorption and relative lactose intolerance. would try lactose free milk and consider a course of probiotics to improve digestion. avoid super sugary foods and concentrate on lots of carbs such as rice and potatoes ...Read more

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What are the kinds of things you can do to avoid gastroenteritis?

Stop eating ?: Gastroenteritis is typically an inflammation of the stomach and bowel, most commonly due to an ingested infectious agent (viral, bacterial, parasitic). Be aware of kitchen hygiene in preparing foods for others, and in prelude to ingesting foods prepared by others. When in public spaces, avoid touching common surfaces, carry disinfectant or wash hands frequently if contact is unavoidable. ...Read more

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Should green tea be avoided in gastroenteritis or after that ?

Green Tea: Excessive Green Tea use can cause GI upset for some. Normally recommended that it be limited to 5 cups or less per day. If you find that you tend to be sensitive to it - then by all means hold off on it until your gastroenteritis has resolved. ...Read more

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Gastroenteritis so severe school may close. I have high anxiety and I'm scared to death I'm next!! What can I do to help myself avoid it??

Gastroenteritis so severe school may close. I have high anxiety and I'm scared to death I'm next!! What can I do to help myself avoid it??

Best practice: Frequent hand washing and avoid touching the face would be my suggestion. Otherwise any contact with the virus through secretions would not be recommended. Good luck ...Read more

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What should I feed 12 year old with stomach flu?

What should I feed 12 year old with stomach flu?

Fluids: Until vomiting has ceased then high protein, high fiber, low carb diet in tolerable amounts until the diarrhea subsides. (chicken, turkey, eggs, whole grain toast, ). ...Read more

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What to feed my 12 year old who has the stomach flu?

What to feed my 12 year old who has the stomach flu?

The runs: If your child has the stomach flu, you should start with small amounts of gatorade. Once he/she is able to tolerate fluids, you can slowly advance to a bland diet, i.e. Banana, rice, applesauce, and toast/crackers. Try to stay away from dairy products. You can also give him/her a product called florastor which helps to restore the natural bacteria in the stomach/intestine. ...Read more

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If everyone in my family has it, how do I avoid catching the stomach flu?

If everyone in my family has it, how do I avoid catching the stomach flu?

Avoid Stomach Flu: > Wash your hands before touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Wash wi warm water & soap for 20 seconds. Hand-sanitizer doesn't kill Norovirus. Use paper towel to turn off faucet & open door when exiting a public restroom. Antiseptic wipes can be used on doorknobs, keyboards & other surfaces if diluted bleach is not available. Wash dishes in dishwasher (vice hand-washing). Clean clothes which may > ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Gastroenteritis (Definition)

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