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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Flu (Definition)

The flu, otherwise known as influenza, is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, runny nose, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, and coughing. Children with the flu often have nausea and vomiting as well. Some strains of the flu are preventable by getting a yearly flu ...Read more


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Can you have the stomach flu without vomiting?

Can you have the stomach flu without vomiting?

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

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Stomach flu without vomiting, what to do?

Stomach flu without vomiting, what to do?

Drink fluids/rest: Avoid dehydration by drinking, electrolyte containing fluids and rest once getting better introduce solid food gradually. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get the stomach flu without vomiting?

Is it possible to get the stomach flu without vomiting?

Yes: The term stomach flu is a collection of illnesses not a single germ. A variety of adenoviruses & enteroviruses can attack areas of the digestive tract & follow a variety of patterns.Since the term involves the stomach, most will involve some belly pain & intolerance to some foods, vomiting, cramps or diarrhea at some point. Some may pass through the system with fever as its only feature. ...Read more

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Can you have stomach flu and its symptoms but not vomiting or diahhrea?

Can you have stomach flu and its symptoms but not vomiting or diahhrea?

Possible: Viruses , stomach if respiratory can give different symptoms in different people.If not taken care if you may develop vomiting or diarrhea . Stay on clear liquid diet for 2 days. Wait and watch. ...Read more

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Can you get rid of the stomach flu without vomiting?

Can you get rid of the stomach flu without vomiting?

Yes: Whether you vomit or not has nothing to due with developing resistance to this infection and clearing it from your body. ...Read more

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If you have the stomach flu, do you vomit?

If you have the stomach flu, do you vomit?

That is often a sx.: Gastroenteritis symptoms may include: diarrhea , nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps/pain, headaches, muscular aches & pains as well as fever (low grade). Bloody stools are not usually associated with gastroenteritis. 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 long does vomiting last with stomach flu?

How long does vomiting last with stomach flu?

Variable: This usually should resolve by 3-5 days, but may persist a day or two longer depending on the cause and your individual immune status. If it persists longer or you are becoming dehydrated see a doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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Would vomiting come first if you had the stomach flu?

Would vomiting come first if you had the stomach flu?

Maybe not the flu?: Here's a helpful link from the CDC regarding classic flu symptoms and severity: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/symptoms.htm ...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


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Vomiting (Definition)

Nausea is the sensation of having an urge to vomit. Vomiting is forcing the contents of the stomach up through the esophagus and ...Read more