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Since i've had the stomach flu with diarrhea and i'm nursing the baby, will he get sick?

Since i've had the stomach flu with diarrhea and i'm nursing the baby, will he get sick?

No: Whenever someone in your house is sick there's always a chance your baby may get sick too. But whether it's you, dad or a sibling who's sick, the best thing you can do to protect your baby is breastfeed. After exposure to a virus your body will make proteins that fight the virus. Those proteins pass into your breastmilk and protect your baby. So wash your hands well and keep on breastfeeding. ...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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Why stomach flu associate with headache?

Why stomach flu associate with headache?

See below: Headaches are a general symptom of many viral illnesses, even stomach (GI) illnesses. This is due to the viral load triggering the general inflammatory response and with a stomach bug, if vomiting and diarrhea, could also be due to dehydration as well. Keep hydrated, and pain meds as needed. ...Read more

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How contagious is a baby with stomach virus and diarrhea symptoms?

How contagious is a baby with stomach virus and diarrhea symptoms?

Quite: Acute viral gastroenteritis generally is highly communicable through bodily secretions. In day care centers this will spread as rapidly as water through a sieve. ...Read more

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Infants having flu and cough and can't sleep?

Infants having flu and cough and can't sleep?

Vaporizer: Try steaming yourself with hot shower. Sleep with vaporizer. Sleep on several pillows. Use saline nose drops several times a day. Rub vapo rub on chest and push fluids. ...Read more

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What causes a runny tummy together with vomiting in babies?

What causes a runny tummy together with vomiting in babies?

Rumbly tummy?: Do you mean rumbly (noisy) tummy or diarrhea (runny stools)? Vomiting and diarrhea often occur in babies and children as a result of viral infections. Usually these don't cause fever or bloody poops, and kids get through them. Often it helps to frequently give small amounts of breastmilk or fluids if the baby is sick with fever > 102f or not keeping down enough fluids to pee 3-4 x per day, seedr. ...Read more

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Asthmatic - got flu shot. Can flu onset involve diarrhea as well as vomiting? Now also having cough, sore throat and congestion. Have told my doctor.

Asthmatic - got flu shot. Can flu onset involve diarrhea as well as vomiting? Now also having cough, sore throat and congestion. Have told my doctor.

2 different viruses: Influenza causes respiratory symptoms (sore throat, congestion and cough). Viral gastroenteritis ("stomach flu") is not related to influenza at all (other than it is a virus) and causes vomiting/diarrhea. Both can cause fevers, muscle aches, and headaches. ...Read more

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Can pedialyte cure vomitting due to stomach flu or virus in adults?

Can pedialyte cure vomitting due to stomach flu or virus in adults?

No: During episodes of diarrhea & vomiting, a body rapidly loses vital minerals and nutrients, which can quickly lead to dehydration. Using pedialyte at the first signs of diarrhea and vomiting can help reduce the risk of dehydration.Pedialyte is an electrolyte replacement beverage and not directly a cure for vomiting. ...Read more

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Can adults get the rotavirus or stomach flu?

Can adults get the rotavirus or stomach flu?

Yes: As an adult, you have more than likely been infected with the virus as a child and have some degree of immunity. Should you contract the infection, your symptoms will be less severe than a child contracting the infection for the first time. ...Read more

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Can you have the stomach flu without cough fever runny nose?

Can you have the stomach flu without cough fever runny nose?

Yes: Stomach flu symptoms (vomiting, dry heaves and abdominal pain) can be cause by food poisoning or an infectious illness (viral or bacterial). The key is to stay well hydrated and seek the care of a medical provider in 24 hours if the symptoms are not going away. Feel better! ...Read more

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Upset stomach,nausea,body aches,cough,headache an chills. Stomach flu or influenza?

Upset stomach,nausea,body aches,cough,headache an chills. Stomach flu or influenza?

Hard to say: without running some tests . Best to get treated by your family physician to come to a specific diagnosis and treatment plans . ...Read more

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Is pedialyte better than coconut water and gatorade when someone has gastric flu / stomach flu ?

Is pedialyte better than coconut water and gatorade when someone has gastric flu / stomach flu ?

Yes: Pedialyte is formulated with just the right amounts of fluids and electrolytes to replace what you need. Coconut water has almost no electrolytes, and many of the gatorades have way to much sugars for use in gastroenteritis. However, with an adult or older child, any fluids are better than none and resultant dehydration. ...Read more

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What to eat with the stomach flu and nausea?

What to eat with the stomach flu and nausea?

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

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Can getting a vaccine make my newborn sick with stuffy nose?

Can getting a vaccine make my newborn sick with stuffy nose?

Coincidence: Stuffy nose in newborns is a common transitional condition. Saline nose drops or humidifier should be of help. ...Read more

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Stomach flu can be cured with tamiflu (oseltamivir)?

Only if is the flu: Tamiflu (oseltamivir) only treats influenza which at times causes vomiting and diarrhea but more commonly causes fever, muscle aches and sniffles. ...Read more

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Can a fever hurt the bby 18 weeks pregnant fever due to chest and throat congestion and diarrhea. I do keep hydrated with gaterodes eat chicken noodle?

Can a fever hurt the bby 18 weeks pregnant fever due to chest and throat congestion and diarrhea. I do keep hydrated with gaterodes eat chicken noodle?

Depends: Low grade fever probably has little effect on the fetus, while there is suspicion that high fever might.The cause is more worrisome.Some febrile illnesses are localized, like an ear infection,sore throat or URI and seldom a problem.Others, viruses that spread through the blood like the flu or measles, can infect baby and cause real problems. ...Read more

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