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Why do i still have diarrhea after stmoach flu I've been with the stomach flu for 7days now I feel much better no nausea or cramping pain. ?

Why do i still have diarrhea after stmoach flu
I've been with the stomach flu for 7days now I feel much better no nausea or cramping pain. ?

These viruses: Can linger for a couple of weeks. Make sure you are eating a nutritious diet to allow your intestinal lining to regrow. ...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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2 year old has sore butt from diarrhea after flu, what can I do to cure this?

2 year old has sore butt from diarrhea after flu, what can I do to cure this?

Sore butt: Diarhhea will do this due to the aidic ph of the stools. Wash him with luke warm h2) and air dry and latehr with petroleum jelly, each time you change his diaper. ...Read more

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After a week of the flu, I'm not better and have developed a New symptom: diarrhea. What can I do?

After a week of the flu, I'm not better and have developed a New symptom: diarrhea. What can I do?

Question the flu dx: IF you really HAD the flu, it isn't causing your diarrhea now. As long as your stools aren't bloody, you don't have a fever and your abdominal pain is minor after an episode of diarrhea, just keep orally hydrated and eat smart. Avoid caffeine, milk and fatty/fried/greasy foods. and eat bananas, steamed rice, apple sauce, lean protein and toast [a little jelly is okay, but no butter]. ...Read more

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What is to be used for female child of age 2yrs having flu and sporadic diarrhea for the last 1 month?

What is to be used for female child of age 2yrs having flu and sporadic diarrhea for the last 1 month?

Tamiflu (oseltamivir) can be used: You can use Tamiflu (oseltamivir) to shorten the duration of the illness if she is still within 48hr window of her illness . Otherwise just let it run the course -usually 5-7days to get over influenza. Sporadic diarrhea of a 2 yr toddler , if otherwise still has good appetite and no weight loss is reassuring . Maybe sure you don't give her too much juice , that can cause loose bowl too. ...Read more

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I have the flu and have clear diarrhea?

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May be associated: Some variants of flu have associated gastrointestinal symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. This may all be related. ...Read more

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How long could diarrhea usually last when one has the flu?

Gastroenteritis: According to the cdc, viral gastroenteritis usually has a duration of one to ten days (depending on the specific virus). ...Read more

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Flu-like symptoms along with diarrhea that won't stop, what to do?

Flu-like symptoms along with diarrhea that won't stop, what to do?

Sx relief: Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip often to prevent dehydration. 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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My 66-yr-old dad was diagnosed w/ flu 6 days ago. Only able to eat popsicles, temp around 101 & up. Seems to have diarrhea. Is this normal for flu????

My 66-yr-old dad was diagnosed w/ flu 6 days ago. Only able to eat popsicles, temp around 101 & up. Seems to have diarrhea. Is this normal for flu????

DEHYDRATION: The flu can last 3-14dys, but if diarrhea has developed and feverish persistent I would take him to the ER. Have labs checked and CXR to rule out secondary pneumonia. If the doctor gave him antibiotics he should also have stool checked for Cdiff. Better to be safe and have him get ER eval or rapid PCP visit. ...Read more

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Diarrhea then nausea and feel like passing out. Is this the flu?

Diarrhea then nausea and feel like passing out. Is this the flu?

Flu: Those are not specific symptoms. Flu is a viral lung infection so unlikely you have influenza. You could have a GI virus but again the symptoms aren't deficit. ...Read more

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But is diarrhea a required symptom of stomach flu?

But is diarrhea a required symptom of stomach flu?

Not at first: When you first get "a stomach flu bug", your gut may protest it by trying to shut down altogether. In this stage you feel the nausea and vomiting, because stuff just does not want to go through. It's usually later that the body tries to "wash out the virus" by dumping more fluids in the gut to try and wash out the virus - and then boom, diarrhea. So early on you may not poop at all. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea = increased frequency of stools which ...Read more