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Yesterday I had the stomach flu with loose stools and vomiting, no fever ! today I have a sore neck and headache , is this normal ? What should I do?

Yesterday I had the stomach flu with loose stools and vomiting, no fever ! today I have a sore neck and headache , is this normal ? What should I do?

Likely a virus: Hello. It's likely that you have a virus, but you shuold follow-up with your primary doctor if your symptoms do not remit over the next 24 hours. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


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Had the stomach flu" for 4 days (vomiting /diarehea are gone) but still feel so incredibly weak & just not right - how long does this typically last?

Had the stomach flu" for 4 days (vomiting /diarehea are gone)  but still feel so incredibly weak & just not right - how long does this typically last?

Depends: Everyone is different, and react to illnessess differently too. The norovirus is more virulent, and may cause you to be feeling week for 3-7 days. If you are generally healthy, keep your fluids and electrolytes up, slowly get back to a normal diet, and you should start feeling better in the next day or two. If not beter after 7 days, see your dr. For an evaluation to be safe. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm having waves of stomach cramping. Is this stomach flu? It's been like this for a few days. No vomiting or diarreah.

No: If there is no vomiting or diarrhea I would not consider it to be the stomach flu. However, it does seem that your stomach is upset about something, whether it be excess acid or some kind of bug that's just not making you throw up or have diarrhea. If it continues a few more days I would recommend you get the advice and exam from your doctor. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Intense stomach pain, diarreah and nausea. No vomiting. Can I have the stomach flu with no vomiting?

Intense stomach pain, diarreah and nausea. No vomiting. Can I have the stomach flu with no vomiting?

Stomach flu: This is an incredibly non-specific lay term that has very little meaning to a diagnostician. It is often used to allay patients concerns when a specific causative agent cannot be clearly identified. If you have GI symptoms which persist beyond 3-5 days you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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My wife and kids have been throwing up and have diarreha off and on for the past 24-36 hours. Thinking they have some sort of stomach flu/ virus. Is there anything they can take or do? And, what can I take to ensure I don't get it? Thanks.

My wife and kids have been throwing up and have diarreha off and on for the past 24-36 hours.  Thinking they have some sort of stomach flu/ virus.  Is there anything they can take or do?  And, what can I take to ensure I don't get it?  Thanks.

Sounds like it: You're likely correct. For a stomach virus, it's important to maintain hydration (water, sports drinks) and eat a very bland diet as tolerated. Look up the "BRAT" diet. Certainly avoid dairy. As long as there's no fever, it's ok to use loperamide (Imodium) to suppress symptoms. Wash hands frequently and don't share food/glasses etc. See a doc if dehydration or 3 days without improvement. ...Read more

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When should we see a doc for the stomach flu? 24 hrs of violent vomiting, diarrhea, and fever (101.8*) so far, no appetite, some abdominal aches.

When should we see a doc for the stomach flu? 24 hrs of violent vomiting, diarrhea, and fever (101.8*) so far, no appetite, some abdominal aches.

Clear liquids: Drink frequent sips of clear liquids, such as sport drinks or flat ginger ale. Monitor your urine output. If you have fewer than three voids in a day, or your urine looks very dark yellow, then you are dehydrated and may need to be seen in an urgent care or emergency room. ...Read more

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Had stomach flu for 5 days. day 1 vomiting and diarrhea and bad stomach pain. Day 2 diarrhea and abdominal pain. Still have abdominal pain and gas.

Had stomach flu for 5 days. day 1 vomiting and diarrhea and bad stomach pain. Day 2 diarrhea and abdominal pain. Still have abdominal pain and gas.

Gastroenteritis: A viral gastroenteritis is likely. Treatment consists of resting, drinking adequate amounts of room temperature fluids including flat ginger ale to settle nausea, light diet of broths and saltine crackers, no roughage, kaopectate to control diarrhea and Tylenol to relieve aches and pains. Symptoms should gradually improve over a few days. See your MD if abdominal pain persists or symptoms worsen. ...Read more

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Hey, i think i might have appendicitis because I have the following symptoms; pain in lower right abdomen, diarrhea, and fever. Or is it stomach flu?

If worried, see doc: The classic symptoms of appendicitis are abdominal pain localizing to the right lower quadrant (rlq) of the abdomen, some nausea and vomiting, and lack of appetite. On exam, there is rlq tenderness. If the appendix has ruptured, pain and tenderness may be throughout the abdomen. Labs generally show elevated white blood count. Abdominal ultrasound or ct scan are increasingly used for dx. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to have stomach flu without vomiting and diarrhea ?

Is it possible for me to have stomach flu without vomiting and diarrhea ?

Yes it is: Yes it is possible.The symptoms of stomach flu are so variable so you can have stomach flu without vomiting and diarrhea. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have only vomiting but not other symptoms(not even diarrhea) for a stomach flu?

Is it possible to have only vomiting but not other symptoms(not even diarrhea) for a stomach flu?

Initially, yes: Vomiting is a presenting symptom with intestinal viral illness, since it is often a secondary infection to respiratory viral illnesses, but with peristalsis and gravity to assist viral exposure, the lower GI tract eventually gets exposed and symptoms will progress to abdominal pain , cramping, and diarrhea, mucous in stool, and in severe cases GI bleeding ...Read more

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What are symptoms of current stomach flu going around besides vomiting and diarrhea? What is most effective to feel better

What are symptoms of current stomach flu going around besides vomiting and diarrhea?   What is most effective to feel better

See the sxs. Below: Other sxs. Include low grade fever to begin with, but can get upto 104f; sneezing, coughing, pharyngitis, weakness, fatigue, malaise, anorexia, pneumonia with sob or pleuritic chest pain, nasal discharge, ear infection, prostration, dehydration;etc. Treatment, may include, acyclovir, an antiviral; antibiotics; IV hydration, hand washing; keeping separate towels, covering mouth & future vaccination. ...Read more

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Stomach flu was in my house 2 weeks ago. Original person now has same symptoms, vomiting and diarrhea, an he have it again?

Stomach flu was in my house 2 weeks ago.  Original person now has same symptoms, vomiting and diarrhea,   an he have it again?

Not unsual: for some stomach viruses to have BIPHASIC symptomatology (Symptoms occur then subside, then recur!!) WASH HANDS...KEEP DISHES SEPARATE

Hope this helps
Good Luck! ...Read more

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Is this a mild case of stomach flu if diarrhea and no vomiting?

Is this a mild case of stomach flu if diarrhea and no vomiting?

What is flu?: Impossible to tell what your diarrhea is due to, but it may well be viral. It is doubtful that it is due to the influenza virus without other symptoms. The term "flu" is often misused by non-physicians and this leads to a great deal of confusion. ...Read more

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Three days ago I caught the stomach flu (diarrhea vomitting). Flu is gone but now I feel gassy, bloated, full easily. Is this normal?

Not normal, but…: depending on what pathogen caused your stomach flu, it may take a while for your GI tract to get back to normal. I would gradually advance your diet as things improve. If you're not better in 1 to 2 weeks, I would see your doctor.Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there any way to stop stomach flu from spreading? My son and now my wife have been vomiting and dealing with diarrhea since yesterday.

Is there any way to stop stomach flu from spreading? My son and now my wife have been vomiting and dealing with diarrhea since yesterday.

STOMACH FLU: Spreads by oral secretions, cough, vomiting, diarrhea. Frequent hand washing, proper cleaning of vomitus and diarrheal contents, contaminated materials prevents spread. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have the stomach flu with vomiting lasting 2 days but severe diarrhea for a week following? What are some things to relieve it?

Is it normal to have the stomach flu with vomiting lasting 2 days but severe diarrhea for a week following? What are some things to relieve it?

Diarrhea: It is not uncommon to have diarrhea lasting after the nausea and vomiting have abated. Try a brat diet (banana, rice, apple sauce, tea toast), avoid dairy for the next few weeks as well as raw fruits and vegetables. ...Read more

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Stomach flu started late wensday evening I vomited and Diarrhea through out the night went to er Thurs Still having diarrhea why Do I feel tired weak ?

Stomach flu started late wensday evening I vomited and Diarrhea through out the night went to er Thurs Still having diarrhea why Do I feel tired weak ?

Sounds normal: "Stomach flu" (which is unrelated to influenza) is usually caused by norovirus. The symptoms are wosrt for the first 1-2 days, but it can take a week or even 10 days for diarrhea and feeeling run down to completely clear up. As long as things are improved, just hang in there. Get in touch with your doctor if still ill after a few more days. ...Read more

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My 6 year old has a diarrhea and vomiting, is it stomach flu?

Probably: Although not really "flu", it is most likely an enterovirus infection. It is very important to make sure he does not become dehydrated. Give him clear liquids, sips at a time if that is what he will take, and avoid milk. If you are unable to keep up with his fluid losses, please go to the ER or your doctor for assistance. ...Read more

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I have the stomach flu I drink a lot of pedialyte the vomiting is gone, but the diarrhea continues third day now .?

I have the stomach flu I drink a lot of pedialyte the vomiting is gone, but the diarrhea continues third day now .?

Normal: That's not unusual for stomach flu. It depends on the particular virus that caused the stomach flu (aka. Viral gastroenteritis). Sometimes stomach flu symptoms can last 10-14 days. As long as you're stay hydrated and are replacing electrolytes you should be fine. In children the use of otc probiotics (ex. Culturelle) has been shown to lessen the duration of diarrhea. ...Read more

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I had the stomach flu for 18 recently...started out after a plane ride feeling a little tired, then mild diarrhea, then occasional vomiting. Normal?

Sounds normal: That sounds normal for a viral GI infection. What do you mean by 18 though? A viral infection can last a little longer than a few days so don't be alarmed by this. ...Read more

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Dizziness/weakness, vomiting, diarrhea. Started this evening. Stomach flu?

Dizziness/weakness, vomiting, diarrhea. Started this evening. Stomach flu?

Gastroenteritis: It may not be the "flu" per se, but it sounds like you have a GI bug. Usually this is from a virus. For most people, the biggest risk is dehydration. Drink an electrolyte solution or make one yourself. Google "oral rehydration solution recipe". Otc meds like loperamide, used according to label instructions might be helpful. ...Read more

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Stomach flu with nausea but no vomiting or diarrhea. Possible for the BRAT diet to prolong the problem by being too much for my stomach?

Stomach flu with nausea but no vomiting or diarrhea. Possible for the BRAT diet to prolong the problem by being too much for my stomach?

BRAT diet: The foods you’re eating during this illness shouldn’t ultimately have any bearing on the duration of the illness. Viral infections are self-limited, and foodborne illnesses generally have a predictable timeframe based on the infecting agent. ...Read more

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My four year old for stomach flu, vomiting and diarrhea, it's going around. Can i give him promethazine or loperamide?

My four year old for stomach flu, vomiting and diarrhea, it's going around.  Can i give him promethazine or loperamide?

Maybe: Those meds could be used in a child that age but not without speaking to a medical provider first to confirm the necessity and the correct dose. In many cases of stomach flu all that is needed is to maintain fluid balance using the proper replacement fluids. Often all that is needed is water but larger volumes of loss may require electrolyte replacement. Know and look for signs of dehydration. ...Read more

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Stomach flu, vomiting and diarrhea all thursday night. Drank lots of water, vomited more of course, but noticed green bits like mucus or chives in it?

Stomach flu, vomiting and diarrhea all thursday night. Drank lots of water, vomited more of course, but noticed green bits like mucus or chives in it?

Nothing serious: The color of vomit or diarrhea, or the appearance of bits and chunks of various sorts (mostly partly digested food), says nothing about the cause or severity of the problem. The main exception is that obvious blood is a concern. Otherwise, don't worry about it. Most viral gastroenteritis ("flu" is a misnomer) is caused by norovirus and is most severe for 24-48 hr, then should improve. Good luck! ...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. 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