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How can I avoid the stomach flu or the stomach virus when my baby sister, younger brother, and older sister have it?

How can I avoid the stomach flu or the stomach virus when my baby sister, younger brother, and older sister have it?

Hand washing : Contact with the virus is what can assist with acquiring it. If you keep things clean, where gloves when cleaning up after your sick siblings and washing your hands regularly esp. If it is after contact with your sibs clothing, bedding or oral care products should minimize your risk if you are caring for them. Limited exposure also should decrease risk. ...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


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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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What can I do to avoid getting the stomach flu from my girlfriend?

What can I do to avoid getting the stomach flu from my girlfriend?

You won't like this:: Don't kiss. (sorry) 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. ...Read more

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My baby is suffering the stomach flu. What food should I give to him and what should I avoid?

My baby is suffering the stomach flu.  What food should I give to him and what should I avoid?

VOMITING: How old is baby? No juice or milk . Diet depends on age.Frequent small amount of fluids like tea, 7 up or sprite , pedialyte, gatorade, jello. See your md if still sick to avoid dehydration. ...Read more

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I live in a house with fifteen other people, two have the stomach flu and more are starting to get it. What can I do to avoid it?

I live in a house with fifteen other people, two have the stomach flu and more are starting to get it. What can I do to avoid it?

Wash everything: Make sure everything you touch has been wiped off with soap and disinfected. Flu is transferred from people to people so clean- clean- clean! ...Read more

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My mom had the stomach flu and ate out of a bowl of soup. How can I avoid getting it?

My mom had the stomach flu and ate out of a bowl of soup. How can I avoid getting it?

Cleanliness: Try not to eat or drink after your mom. Washing your hands frequently throughout the day is the best defense, especially if you are helping to care for her. ...Read more

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Diabetes type 1 and stomach flu. Can't keep anything down. Can't miss class to go to e.R. Tips to avoid ketoacidosis?

Diabetes type 1 and stomach flu. Can't keep anything down. Can't miss class to go to e.R. Tips to avoid ketoacidosis?

Fluid and control: The main thing you can do is to stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water. Make sure you are still taking your basal insulin. Adjust the dose as needed but the way to stay out of DKA is to have some Insulin on board and lots and lots of water. ...Read more

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Mom has stomach flu. I have serious phobia of vomit. I'm really scared that i might get it. What can I do to avoid it other than washing hands?

Exposure Not Avoidnc: Emetophobia refers 2 intense, irrational fear of vomit/vomiting -including seeing/smelling vomit, seeing/hearing someone else vomit, feeling nauseated, etc. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (cbt) particularly the behavioral component involving gradual exposure 2the fear- the vomit!- considered most effective treatment. See http://bit.Ly/14amero a clinical psychologist/anxiety specialist can help. ...Read more

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Help for stomach flu?

Help for stomach flu?

Rest: Most viruses causing GI problems last inly a few days, drinking lots of fluids and rest are best. ...Read more

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How to cure stomach flu?

How to cure stomach flu?

Stomach Flu: It tends to run it's course. Be gentle with your GI tract. 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. ...Read more

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How does stomach flu start?

How does stomach flu start?

GI upset: The symptoms of stomach flu (viral gastroenteritis) can include: nausea, vomiting, headache, watery bowel movements (not bloody), abdominal cramps and a low fever. ...Read more

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What to do with stomach flu?

What to do with stomach flu?

Prevent dehydration: Lots of fluids, esp fluids with salts to prevent dehydration - either oral or IV if needed. Symptomatic management. ...Read more

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What treats the stomach flu?

Gastroenteritis.: 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

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What to do about stomach flu?

What to do about stomach flu?

GI Flu: 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. If you are having frequent, chronic symptoms - it may not be due to viral infections. If this is the case, med eval would be prudent. ...Read more

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What to do for a stomach flu?

Stay hydrated.: 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

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What is meant by stomach flu?

What is meant by stomach flu?

Stomach flu: This term is generally used to mean an infectious bug called gastroenteritis. ...Read more

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How common is the stomach flu?

Quite common: It is most often communicated through contaminated water or food. ...Read more

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Will stomach flu go by itself ?

Will stomach flu go by itself ?

Usually yes: According to the CDC, viral gastroenteritis usually has a duration of 1 to 10 days (depending on the specific virus). The average is 1 to 3 days. ...Read more

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How does the stomach flu begin?

How does the stomach flu begin?

Usually Nausea: Stomach virus may start with vague symtoms, but vomiting and nausea are most prominent symptoms over first 24-48 hrs. These is usually followed by onset of diarrhea which is typically last symptom to resolve. Fever can be part of illness first 1-3 dys. ...Read more

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What to do with the stomach flu?

What to do with the stomach flu?

Nausea and Vomiting: The most important part of dealing with nausea and vomiting is avoiding dehydration. Nausea can be treated with prescription meds such as Phenergan (promethazine) or zofran. Ginger tablets can be tried as a natural remedy for nausea. High sugar drinks can make diarrhea worse. Lower sugar drinks are more quickly absorbed by body and safer. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Gastroenteritis (Definition)

A condition in which a person has vomiting and diarrhea due to an infection with "stomach flu" viruses. It is contagious, and usually resolves without treatment except for over-the-counter Pedialyte or other ...Read more


Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more