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Bacterial Stomach Flu
If you have stomach flu (gastroenteritis) & bacterial vaginosis at the same time can it intensify nausea & other symptoms? Day 8 of stomach flu.
I got the stomach flu a week ago and it went away . I woke up today with the same symtoms is that normal with the flue ?
Stomach Flu: This is a misnomer, it is not really the flu. It is caused by a virus, not influenza virus, or could be food poisoning. It is not unusual to be reinfected by another virus or bacterial toxin again. Keep yourself hydrated, rest, use OTC medications as needed, see a doctor for fevers, dehydration, bloody stools ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Misnomer: There is no "stomach flu." influenza is a specific virus with specific types of symptoms. What is typically called "stomach flu" is anything causing vomiting and diarrhea, and this is usually either a viral or food borne bacterial illness. The bottom line is vomiting and diarrhea with or without fever. ...Read more
How long does it take to become sick after being exposed to the stomach flu. it's been almost 4 days and I haven't caught it yet but worried ?
? Really stomach flu: The safest bet is to worry your child has something more significant than the "stomach flu." be especially concerned if your child refuses to eat or drink, has fever over 101.5, abdominal pain with tenderness, lethargy. Its particularly important early on to rule out bacterial infections, appendicitis, crohn's disease, gallbladder disease, peptic ulceration, enteritis. Get your child checked now. ...Read more
Have MG, NO immunity, been around LOT sick people from respiratory to stomach flu at one time! WHY this time of year? Will my IVIG keep me healthy??
Yes: Stomach flu is a name often used to describe a viral infection of the GI tract, associated variety of symptoms such as fever, nausea , vomiting, abdominal pain , diarrhea. Not all episodes are associated with all symptoms. Bacterial illnesses can cause a variety of symptoms if the symptoms do not go away, a medical appointment is needed. ...Read more
My 10 month old baby has stomach flu how long or days should the diahrrea last and all the sympthoms? She's in playful but don't eat 2 too much formula
Stomach "flu": (viral) usually last 24-48 hours. Keep baby hydrated with sips of pedialyte/formula/ watered down juice. Since she's playful, symptoms should rapidly subside. Bacterial gastroenteritis' symptoms may be more severe & last longer so that medical intervention may be needed to prevent dehydration. Braty diet (banana, rice, applesauce, toast, yogurt) may help, too. ...Read more
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