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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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Can you have the stomach flu without diarheea?

Can you have the stomach flu without diarheea?

Sure!: Oh, sure, why not? Seriously, yes, you can. Sometimes though the diarrhea follows a few days later, just to make things more special. Keep well hydrated, consider a probiotic, and keep foods simple. Consult a doc if dehydration occurs, or if vomiting isn't stopping. ...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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Can you get heartburn after having the stomach bug?

Can you get heartburn after having the stomach bug?

Yes: Any inflammation of the lining of the gut can increase sensitivity to acid/heartburn ...Read more

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How long can the stomach flu last and not hurt you?

How long can the stomach flu last and not hurt you?

A few days or more: Most stomach viruses last a few days. A few such as rota virus can last a week or longer. Regardless of duration, if a stomach virus makes you dehydrated that can hurt you. And if you are vomiting green bile, or blood, or have bloody diarrhea, or severe stomach pains, you should see a doctor right away. ...Read more

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Can you get flu without bodyaches?

Can you get flu without bodyaches?

Rarely: Body aches(myalgias) are one of the hallmark symptoms of true influenza. Possible but unlikely. There are tests to check and they are pretty accurate. ...Read more

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Can you get sick with the flu shot?

Not with the flu: You may experience flu-like symptoms while your body's immune system is responding to the vaccine challenge, but the vaccines usually are a killed virus (there is a weakened live virus form available to healthy persons between 2-49 y/o). ...Read more

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Can you vomit on an empty stomach if you have a stomach upset and how long will it take for vomiting to occur?

Can you vomit on an empty stomach if you have a stomach upset and how long will it take for vomiting to occur?

Yes: Your stomach makes acid juices and also bile coming from your liver can move up into the stomach when you vomit. The vomiting depends on what is causing it. You can have "dry-heaves" where nothing comes out. If this is going on for over a day or you are very sick, see your doctor or go to the er. I see you are on tetracycline, that can make you nauseous. ...Read more

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Can you catch cold in your stomach?

Well, you can : Develop a viral infection impacting your GI tract. A cold is a viral infection of your upper respiratory airway. Take care. ...Read more

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Can you get easily tired with the flu shot?

Can you get easily tired with the flu shot?

Not generally: But anything is possible. Sometimes different individuals react differently, and a sense of fatigue is so non-specific that trying to clearly attribute it to any one factor may be difficult. ...Read more

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Can a tooth ache cause you to be nauseus and sick to your stomach with direraha?

Can a tooth ache cause you to be nauseus and sick to your stomach with direraha?

Possibly: If the tooth has an abscess and it is draining puss into your system constantly than it is possible but have the tooth examined and treated-if symptoms stop than cause was tooth-if not see your medical doctor. ...Read more

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When you have a stomach bug how long can you hold food down before vomiting it back up?

When you have a stomach bug how long can you hold food down before vomiting it back up?

Everyone differet: There is no straight forward answer to this question. It depends on (a) what virus you have (b) what food you are eating and (c) the vomiting center in your brain, which has a different threshold for vomiting in different people. ...Read more

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How can I treat an upset stomach that's not from stomach virus in

How can I treat an upset stomach that's not from stomach virus in

Nausea remedy: Nausea can be addressed with ginger. Ginger ale. Ginger tea. Crystallized ginger. For ginger tea. Pour boiling water over freshly sliced, organic ginger. Allow to steep for at least 5 minutes in a potted lid. Cool and sip. Acupuncture also works well for nausea. ...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


Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more