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Avoiding The Stomach Flu
No: Food poisoning refers to contamination of food leading typically to diarrhea and abdominal pain. Stomach flu refers to mild viral illness with a predominance of similar symptoms of abdominal cramping and diarrhea. These may not be easily distinguished clinically. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The cause of stomach flu or GI bug infection is the norwalk-like virus (nlv), also called norovirus. This group of viruses causes diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, fever, headache, fatigue and abdominal cramping within 12-48 hours of infection. Symptoms typically last 1-3 days, after which they resolve. The infection is rarely fatal & is self-limiting. Treatment is usually symptomatic. ...Read more
If the flu virus gets in the stomach, can it cause gastroenteritis instead of a respiratory illness?
No: Gastroenteritis is caused by various viruses including rotaviruses, noroviruses ; adenoviruses but is not caused by influenza virus. The term "stomach flu" is a misnomer as it had nothing to do with true influenza. Influenza can cause some GI symptoms, but, unlike gastroenteritis, influenza virus always causes respiratory symptoms like sore throat and cough. ...Read more
See below : Both can. See your doctor if symptoms persist. ...Read more
Yes, but...: Note also that "flu vaccine" specifically covers influenza virus (and only targeted strains at that), where as people often refer to the "flu" during "flu season" as any viral illness (there are lots of other viruses which can cause fever and other symptoms besides influenza!). This is a large contributor to the misconception that someone's annual flu vaccine "didn't work". ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Nausea. Feeling of stomach acid in the pit of stomach. Sour Stomach. Eat about 1 to 2 tins of peppermint Altoids a day. Stomach feels raw. No relief?
Start with gastric, them vomit and diarhhea the whole night. When vomit is all fluid. Is this gastric flu. How can ease the gastric pain.
Fluids and Carbs: It is wise to avoid spicy, acidic, and high-fat foods during illness with nausea/vomiting. Very restricted diet is not recommended because it will limit your calorie intake. Recovery from some symptoms can be calorie-dependent, so emphasize complex carbohydrates and dont be too restrictive. With diarrhea, avoid high sugar drinks (milk, juice), can increase gas, pain and number of stools. ...Read more
Anything's possible!: H.Pylori status is checked with the intention of treating the infection to eradication, when found. Some strains of h.Pylori may increase your risk of ulceration as well as of stomach cancer. Diagnostic options: serology (a positive test may not necessarily mean active infection), breath testing, stool testing for h.Pylori antigen, stomach biopsy or CLO testing. ...Read more
If you have stomach flu (gastroenteritis) & bacterial vaginosis at the same time can it intensify nausea & other symptoms? Day 8 of stomach flu.
Why do germs and viruses get through our stomach since our stomach juice is make of acid gastric fluid?
Most dont: The acid environment of the stomach is excellent at protecting us from the things we swallow. Many bacteria and viruses can survive in the acid by forming acid resistant capsules or spores or by simply adapting to survive in acid. Acid blocking medications such as Prilosec and Nexium (esomeprazole) can increase the likelihood of infection in some cases by decreasing the effectiveness of this acid barrier. ...Read more
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