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Can You Have A Stomach Virus Without A Fever
I have a stomach virus and fever of over 101 along with my anorexia this has caused me to lose five pounds overnight. Do I need to go to the ER or will my regular doctor be okay as soon as I can make an appointment?
Gastroenteritis: Not sure what you have, because if it is entirely in your GI system and viral it is unusual to have a fever. Would need more info on other symptoms. Your weight loss is likely to be due to dehydration. If you cannot re-hydrate yourself fairly rapidly an ER visit might not be a bad idea. If you can keep fluids down, call and make an appt with your PCP. Hope you get better soon. ...Read more
What can be done for 2yr old that has a stomach virus? He's keeping fluids down now but he is still running a fever
Keeping fluids in...: Keeping fluids in a toddler is very important, especially if he has had a spell of losing fluids through vomiting or diarrhea. So if you're succeeding at that, you're probably doing ok. I always assess toddlers by looking at how they are acting - in most cases, i think this is more critical than their temp. If a child is sluggish or lethargic - or agitated while ill, he needs to be seen. Lg. ...Read more
Went to ER for what i was told was a stomach virus.I feel like i'm burning up and horrible .Fever was 99 .How can they tell me this is not a fever?
Fever definition: A fever is not an elevation of temperature. Although there is some variation 100.3 to 100.6 seems to be the definition of fever. It does not depend on your "normal" temperature. Although you can treat elevations of temperature and fever with the available anti-fever medications. The most important thing is to determine 1) the cause of the temperature elevation and 2) the response to meds. ...Read more
Had a stomach virus earlier today and not puking anymore-can drink liquids but my fever is 102.2 . i feel so hot and half delirious. ER trip?
You're dehydrated: A nasty virus like what you have can dehydrate you pretty quickly -so it's important to take in fluids and 'chicken soup' until you feel better. The presence of fever means your body is still fighting. Doctors can help with IV fluids/electrolytes--a fast way to restore fluid and salt losses. The advantage to an ER/urgent care trip is they can tell exactly what needs correcting (i.e. potassium). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My gf has very sharp stomach pains all around her stomach Had no fever or chills didnt feel sick at all besides stomach then threw up. Stomach virus??
Possibly: Without the ability to know a patients medial history, nor the ability to ask specific questions and examine the patient it's not possible to give specific meaningful advice. Abdominal pain followed by vomiting, in a patient who was not having prior abdominal problems is often do to gastroenteritis. You can read about that here:.. bit.ly/1vxEW0V If you are still sick see a physician ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stomach virus heart rate at 100. Feel warm and weak no fever. Dr says EKG is fine and heart rate is just from body feigning virus?Is hr like this ok?
Yes: Heart rates vary under different circumstances, going slower when one is calm or sleeping, and faster under stress, anemia, fever, or when one is fighting an infection. These are normal bodily responses, and as long as EKG only shows fast heart rate there is nothing to be concerned about. The heart is not the issue- just responding. The underlying cause needs to be addressed. ...Read more
Stomach Flu: Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip often to prevent dehydration. 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
Wash your hands: The viruses that cause stomach bugs are spread by contact and enter the body through your mouth, nose, or eyes. The best thing is to wash your hands well with soap and water. And do not rub your eyes or nose or touch your mouth with unwashed hands. Viruses also can travel in food or drinks. No sharing cups or food. Many viruses are contagious before symptoms, so looking well is no guarantee. ...Read more
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
So, I had the stomach virus last month. I had all the flu symptoms but was told I had the stomach virus. For the past three days I've been having diar?
Viral: gastroenteritis is usually self limited; however, no solid foodNO SOLID FOODS FOR 48 HOURS Force fluids: 8-10 glasses/day: Electrolyte rich fluids- Gatorade, Powerade, Vitamin Water Protein rich fluids: broth bullion, consume. AVOID ALL CITRUS JUICES: orange, grapefruit, pineapple, cranberry etc. Avoid all aspirin, Advil, Aleve (NSAIDS). If not improving go to private physician or ER. for 48 hrs. ...Read more
Great question: The answer is, however, not as simple as can be described here. But, to simplify, all life forms have random mutations that occur as the organism replicates. Some of these benefit the survival of the form, others don't. Those that do, go on and propagate. In flu, there is also mixing of the genetic material in other animals besides man (pigs and birds). In these, new strains emerge - some bad. ...Read more
I'm currently battling a stomach virus right now. Sometimes when I throw up, I get feverish and sweaty. Is that a sign that it's dying inside of me?
Fever,sweats: Presence of true fever suggests that the infection has not yet resolved. Sweats after vomiting, on the other hand, can occur as an associated reflex like reaction but a gastrointestinal viral infection usually resolves after several days. If symptoms persist longer or worsen, see your physician for evaluation. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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