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I am a female with chronic undiagnosed nausea for a long time after a stomach flu what could this be? How can I control the nausea?

I am a  female with chronic undiagnosed nausea for a long time after a stomach flu what could this be? How can I control the nausea?

Probably diet: Nausea is caused by metabolic changes in thebrainstem. The easiest way to produce that is by taking sugar in all its different forms. If this applies to you, discontinue "cold turkey" and start taking a supplement of thiamine and magnesium with a multivitamin. ...Read more

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 get chronic nausea from having the stomach flu ?

Can you get chronic nausea from having the stomach flu ?

Unlikely: A "stomach bug" is usually due to food poisoning which self resolves in 24-48 hrs or a viral illness which results in nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea and resolves in 2-4 days. Key is hydration with electrolytes replacement. Nausea and all other symptoms resolve when illness ends. If you are experiencing chronic nausea, it could be signs of something else. See your physician. ...Read more

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Does chronic constipation get better or worse after a bout with stomach flu?

Does chronic constipation get better or worse after a bout with stomach flu?

Depends: Alternating constipation and diarrhea are common today. "stomach flu" is a meaningless term by itself. The answer most probably is poor diet because I have seen this kind of thing many times. ...Read more

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What is the cause of chronic nausea for 2 years after a bout of the stomach flu?

What is the cause of chronic nausea for 2 years after a bout of the stomach flu?

Many: Could be infective like h. Pylori, clostridium difficile if antibiotics were over-prescribed, parasites - all depends on original cause of you stomach "flu". Find a functional medicine doc in your area at a4m.Com to help you explore gut problems with a specialty test like genova cdsa or diagnostechs GI profiles to get to sourcea and then fix it. ...Read more

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Help for stomach flu?

Help for stomach flu?

Rest: Most viruses causing GI problems last inly a few days, drinking lots of fluids and rest are best. ...Read more

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How to cure stomach flu?

How to cure stomach flu?

Stomach Flu: It tends to run it's course. Be gentle with your GI tract. Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. 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

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How does stomach flu start?

How does stomach flu start?

GI upset: The symptoms of stomach flu (viral gastroenteritis) can include: nausea, vomiting, headache, watery bowel movements (not bloody), abdominal cramps and a low fever. ...Read more

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What to do with stomach flu?

What to do with stomach flu?

Prevent dehydration: Lots of fluids, esp fluids with salts to prevent dehydration - either oral or IV if needed. Symptomatic management. ...Read more

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What treats the stomach flu?

What treats the stomach flu?

Gastroenteritis.: 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

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)

Gastroenteritis is a loose term denoting inflammation of the stomach and small ...Read more