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Diarrhea After The Flu
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.?
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
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
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
I am getting over the flu, was unable to eat during the worst of it, now I have diarrhea, everything eaten comes out within 24hrs. Is this related?
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
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
I had the flu Wednesday and Thursday and have been over it now. I had bad diarrhea Friday night and I couldn't stop what can I eat now the day after?
If you are hungry: Go ahead and eat. The best to start would be some. I sing food like mac and cheese for the diarrhea ...Read more
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
I have a temperature of 102 and I am tired and slightly achy. Do I have the flu if I have not thrown up or had diarrhea?
Probably: Please get evaluated within the first 72 hours. Unable to treat for the flu medicine after 72 hours. ...Read more
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