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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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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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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 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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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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I think I have the stomach flu. Sunday I was vomiting all day was also dizzy and unsteady walking. I feel much better today, but still a little shaky.

I think I have the stomach flu. Sunday I was vomiting all day was also dizzy and unsteady walking. I feel much better today, but still a little shaky.

You May be Right!: "I may be crazy...HEY! But it just may be a lunatic you're looking for..." If you had predominantly GI issues but if that's all improved, I would be willing to accept gastric virus as a probable cause. Drink TONS of fluid. Remember the rule....drink (in ounces) half the number of your weight (in pounds) on a daily basis. If sick...add 20% to that baseline. ...Read more

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How to stop vomitting? How long does gastroenteritis (stomach flu) last and how to keep energized and hydrated?

How to stop vomitting? How long does gastroenteritis (stomach flu) last and how to keep energized and hydrated?

Depends: If its moderate nausea then oral agents like Compazine (prochlorperazine) can be used. If even pills can't stay down rectal compazine (prochlorperazine). Once this calms the nausea use this as an oppurtunity to take in ice chips. Don't over do it. If you push too hard you will only throw up again and will progressively get more dehydrated. ...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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Can vomiting always involved with stomach flu?

Can vomiting always involved with stomach flu?

No: A person could have nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain & diarrhea with gastroenteritis - or they mayonly have some of those symptoms. ...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

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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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Hi I haven't had an appetite for two days then on the third day I started vomiting. Stomach flu?

Hi I haven't had an appetite for two days then on the third day I started vomiting. Stomach flu?

Possibly: If your symptoms don't resolve over the next few days, I would go in for a history and physical exam. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Had the stomach flu from tuesday to thursday took my lindynette bc pills at 1pm started vomitting at about 4:45pm both days didnmy bc get absorbed?

Had the stomach flu from tuesday to thursday took my lindynette bc pills at 1pm started vomitting at about 4:45pm both days didnmy bc get absorbed?

Use Backup: Even though there was over 3 hours between taking your pills and your vomiting, I would strongly recommend a back-up form of Birth Control for the next month. ...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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How long does vomiting last after stomach flu for 2 year old only does it at night?

How long does vomiting last after stomach flu for 2 year old only does it at night?

1-2 weeks: With a stomach flu or gastroenteritis, the nervous impulses to the gut can be mixed up. Flow though the tract can be irregular causing cramping and sometimes delayed emptying of the stomach. Night-only vomiting is usually related to poor flow and overfilling of the stomach. This limited vomiting does not usually lead to dehydration. Call dr if the vomiting worsens, is pine green or worsens. ...Read more

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I'm I getting the stomach flu I can hold anything on my stomach and I vomit and has to go use the bathroom. Help?

I'm I getting the stomach flu I can hold anything on my stomach and I vomit and has to go use the bathroom. Help?

Get some Immodium: , keep up with fluids and try generic zantac (ranitidine). If you are vomiting badly you may need to be seen for nausea medicine. You are assuming a virus but what about food poisoning or a stomach ulcer. If persistent then go in, good luck. ...Read more

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What to do if I have something like a stomach flu and vomit whenever I eat a meal (about 30 minutes within eating?

What to do if I have something like a stomach flu and vomit whenever I eat a meal (about 30 minutes within eating?

Gentle Transition: Start w clear liquid like water, slightly flattened soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids w bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more

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Hi. My grandmother is 72 y old. She lost her apetite and have high temperature as well as vomiting. Does this means stomach flu...

Hi. My grandmother is 72 y old. She lost her apetite and have high temperature as well as vomiting. Does this means stomach flu...

High fever, vomiting: Not necessarily. She could have any number of things. Appendicitis for example. She needs to be evaluated asap. If you can't see your doctor, go to the er. ...Read more

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I had gotten the stomach flu yesterday and vomited once, I have no vomit anymore since then. Am I going to vomit again? I feel better I have anxiety

I had gotten the stomach flu yesterday and vomited once, I have no vomit anymore since then. Am I going to vomit again? I feel better I have anxiety

Anxiety itself: Can induce vomiting. I wouldn't worry about your possibly vomiting again. Instead, dwell on the things you'd like to do tomorrow when you are feeling better. ...Read more

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Had 3 vomiting feels like too much saliva today. Can that be stomach flu starting or something worse?

Had 3 vomiting feels like too much saliva today. Can that be stomach flu starting or something worse?

Depends on severity: If you allow you stomach to rest: nothing by mouth for a few hours-it will allow the peristalsis waves to re-boot forward not backward. Offer small sips: sports drink, soups, and later starches. If diarrhea follows-may be a viral stomach bug. Fever, no desire to eat or drink or not tolerating after stomach rest along with severe stomach ache or bloody/mucousy bm is time for the ED visit. ...Read more

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I suddenly felt nautious followed by vomiting. Symptoms of stomach flu. And after I feel like something is in my chest. Could this anxiety or?

I suddenly felt nautious followed by vomiting. Symptoms of stomach flu. And after I feel like something is in my chest. Could this anxiety or?

I can't diagnose you: 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. Do you feel overwhelming anxiety when you experience the nausea ; vomiting. If these are new ; acute symptoms would suspect a stomach flu before trying to blame it on anxiety. ...Read more

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On day 3 of the stomach flu, my fever has broken as well as my vomiting. I'm feeling very nauseated once I eat. How long until the symptoms subside?

You are recovering: It seems you are already recovering from the stomach flu or viral gastritis.Usual course of this condition is 1to3 days and sometimes may take a little longer with early start of clear lquids and meds to stop nausea and vomiting.It may take another couple of days till you feel ok, in my opinion if you still feel sick check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Boyfriend had stomach flu for 4 days, stopped fever on day 2 and stopped vomiting day 3. How many days do I need to wait to kiss him and not get it?

Stomach flu: Usually that course is a week to 2 weeks range.
Good hand washing and avoidance of intimacy x 1 week is recommended to avoid contagion. ...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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My friend is suffering from stomach flu for 5days, even after visiting the clinic twice. He is still feeling fever, &vomiting. When to start worrying?

My friend is suffering from stomach flu for 5days, even after visiting the clinic twice. He is still feeling fever, &vomiting. When to start worrying?

Now: With continued vomiting, one should be concerned about being dehydrated and maintaining a balance of salts in the body. Recommend seeking medical care again, especially if the person you are caring for, cannot keep up with fluid needs, cannot tolerate anything by mouth, has a fever of over 38c, is confused or looks really ill. ...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


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