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What's the best treatment for a stomach virus?

What's the best treatment for a stomach virus?

Supportive care.: Since stomach flu (viral gastroenteritis) is a virus, there's nothing that kills it. However, taking electrolyte-rich fluids, a bland low-sugar/high fat diet, and rest helps with the symptoms and keeps you hydrated. Probiotics also help your intestines recover. I hope you feel better soon! ...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


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Is there a vaccine for preventing the "stomach flu"?

Is there a vaccine for preventing the "stomach flu"?

Not specificly: Although the polio vaccine & the rotovirus vaccine cover two germs that cause a diarrheal illness, there is none for the broad range of enteroviruses that cause the stomach flu. ...Read more

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What are the best home remedies for stomach ache, nausea, and heartburn?

What are the best home remedies for stomach ache, nausea, and heartburn?

Baking soda, ginger: Just a pinch of baking soda in a glass of water can help with heartburn and stomach ache. Ginger tea (mince up some fresh ginger root and steep it in boiled water for 5 minutes) can help with nausea. ...Read more

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What are some of the best cures for a stomach ulcer?

What are some of the best cures for a stomach ulcer?

Acid reducing meds: Also known as proton pump inhibitors like Omeprazole etc. Are recommended for the treatment of ulcers. Otc antacids may help with short term symptom relief but will not heal ulcers. If h. Pylori bacterium is present you will need antibiotics as well. Avoid any nsaids, or Aspirin and make sure you eat light avoiding heavy, spicy and acidic foods, including citrus, sodas, caffeine, alcohol & smoking. ...Read more

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Are food poisoning and stomach flu the same thing?

Are food poisoning and stomach flu the same thing?

No: Food poisoning refers to contamination of food leading typically to diarrhea and abdominal pain. Stomach flu refers to mild viral illness with a predominance of similar symptoms of abdominal cramping and diarrhea. These may not be easily distinguished clinically. ...Read more

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What is the juststation period for the stomach virus?

What is the juststation period for the stomach virus?

4hrs to 2 days: Anywhere from 4 hours to about 2 days, depending on which virus in involved. You may be contagious during the incubation period, and capable of passing the infection to others, even before you have any symptoms. ...Read more

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What are some free remedies for the flu virus?

What are some free remedies for the flu virus?

Rest,fluids,soup: The "flu" is a bad bug.We recommend getting vaccinated to prevent this illness.To treat for "free" try increasing fluids , resting (important to prevent spread) and chicken noodle soup.Why? Because if mom, wife, partner makes it for you there is someone trying to make you better and this helps recovery.By the way-where are you seeing flu now? Our surveillance isn't showing this anywhere now. ...Read more

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How do the signs for gallbladder disease and stomach ache differ?

How do the signs for gallbladder disease and stomach ache differ?

Abdominal pain: Gallstones are one of many causes of abdominal pain. Gallstones can cause upper abdominal discomfort with bloating and pressure feelings, nausea and sometimes vomiting, usually gets worse after eating fatty foods. Need to have a medical evaluation with a doctor to tell why a person has abdominal pain, as there are many other possible causes. ...Read more

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Besides Tamiflu (oseltamivir)... What is the treatment for the flu? (I'm a severe Asthmatic)

Besides Tamiflu (oseltamivir)... What is the treatment for the flu? (I'm a severe Asthmatic)

See dr if needed: If you have the Flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or NSAID’s. Rest A LOT! In some situations antiviral medications (Tamiflu, Relenza, Flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. ...Read more

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What's considered the best remedy for one who has multiple peptic and duodenal ulcers to soothe the symptoms of acid indigestion?

What's considered the best remedy for one who has multiple peptic and duodenal ulcers to soothe the symptoms of acid indigestion?

See below: If you have had multiple peptic ulcers you should be worked up to see if you have a tumor that produces gastrin. The peptide causes an overproduction of acid and multiple ulcers. These tumors occur in the pancreas or duodenum and this should be checked before you take any medication. ...Read more

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What is the cause of h.Plyori bacteria and the best treatment effective for healing h.Pylori stomach ulcer?

What is the cause of h.Plyori bacteria and the best treatment effective for healing h.Pylori stomach ulcer?

Mother nature: H. Pylori is a bacteria that colonizes the stomach lining. It is acquired by casual contact via airborne salive droplets and perhaps contaminated foof. The best treatment is antibiotics. Specific regimes exist for erradication. ...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

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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What are the best herbal remedies for the digestive system, particularly the stomach?

What are the best herbal remedies for the digestive system, particularly the stomach?

Depends: For many problems such as toxin absorption we use activated charcoal. For digestive problems related to post antibiotic disruption of the natural bacteral flora you would use probiotics. ...Read more

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What the best medication for bile reflux gastritis? My endoscopy diagnosis is esofagitis with bile reflux gastritis, i've been sick for almost 2 months

What the best medication for bile reflux gastritis? My endoscopy diagnosis is esofagitis with bile reflux gastritis, i've been sick for almost 2 months

Carafate (sucralfate): Most physicians still use an acid reducing agent (like prilosec) for bile gastritis. Many times that works. If not, then an old-fashion drug, carafate, (sucralfate) usually does the trick. ...Read more

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What are the syptoms for a stomach ulcer?

What are the syptoms for a stomach ulcer?

Gnawing pain/None: Interestingly, one can have a severe gnawing pain in the middle and upper stomach and some have no symptoms at all. Usually painful and will go away at times with use of antacids, Zantac (ranitidine) type drugs, Prilosec type drugs and food. If you are concerned about an ulcer, please see your pcp or GI doctor. There are tests to help find out and procedures to help diagnosis and heal. Cancer can cause it! ...Read more

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What medication(PPI) is the most successful at eliminating acid reflux,but has the LEAST side effects. Pantoprazole gave me terrible stomach pain. ?

What medication(PPI) is the most successful at eliminating acid reflux,but has the LEAST side effects. Pantoprazole gave me terrible stomach pain. ?

Efficacy: Studies show that all of the PPIs have similar efficacy, however, side effects are variable. You can switch to another PPI, such as Nexium (esomeprazole) and not necessarily have the same side effects. Talk with your prescribing physician. Have you been tested for H. Pylori? If pain symptoms persist, get a referral to a GI doctor and get a scope. If H. Pylori+take therapy+retest to make sure clear ...Read more

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What's the best home treatment for a stomach ache?

What's the best home treatment for a stomach ache?

Depends on cause: For instance, the best remedy for stomach ache caused by over eating is time and to not over eat. The best treatment for a helicobacter pylori infection is an antibiotic and an antacid. The best treatment for constipation related abdominal pain is to have a bowel movement and change the diet. Etc., etc., etc.. ...Read more

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What are cures for stomach ulcers?

Complicated: Stomach ulcers must be followed closely as they are not as common as duodenal ulcers, have a lower likelihood of being associated with acid production, and are more likely to be cancerous. If the ulcer is in the area just as the stomach exits into the intestine, lowering acid with medication and dietary modification are the standard treatment. H pylori is a bacteria that can cause ulcers. ...Read more

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Is ibuprofen good for the flu ?

Is ibuprofen good for the flu  ?

Helpful, no cure: Ibuprofen or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), including aspirin, should help reduce headache and muscle aching and lower fever, so might help you feel better. They won't make recovery any faster. ...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 a "stomach flu" virus. It is contagious, and usually resolves without treatment except for over-the-counter remedies or ...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