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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

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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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I have the flu and have clear diarrhea?

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I have the flu and have clear diarrhea?

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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Is it normal to get diarrhea with the flu?

Flu: Flu symptoms include fever, cough or sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, headaches or body aches, chills, fatigue, nausea/vomiting and/or diarrhea most common in children. ...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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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?

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

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Is it possible to have a "stomach flu" without diarrhea?

Is it possible to have a "stomach flu" without diarrhea?

Agree w Dr. Khanna: The effects of viral gastroenteritis can be mild or possibly severe. Loose or frequent bowel movments may or may not occur with viral gastroenteris ...Read more

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I currently have the flu and I thought that I would have diarrhea however at this point in time I find out that I'm constipated and have hemrrhoids?

I currently have the flu and I thought that I would have diarrhea however at this point in time I find out that I'm constipated and have hemrrhoids?

Possible.: As you note, the two may actually occur together. This is why medicine is not done by machines. Constipation could be the result of dehydration secondary to nausea (poor intake) and vomiting. Make sure you stay hydrated. ...Read more

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I've had diarrhea w/flu symptoms for 3days. The color had been yellowish-green with egg smell but now it seems to have some brown to it with no smell. Help?

Treat conservatively: 1. Diarrhea without fever, suggests self-limiting nn
specific gastroenteritis. Cont. Conservative treatment with a brat diet, slowly advancing to regular diet over the next couple of days. If diarrhea recurs, or fever appears, would suggest office visit and examination, with further testing, including stool cultures and chemistries. ...Read more

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Can you get the flu after you get the shot and can you have symptoms of nausea, diarrhea and pain in your neck?

Can you get the flu after you get the shot and can you have symptoms of nausea, diarrhea and pain in your neck?

Influenza: Yes, you can get influenza after the vaccine, but you may have symptoms of other viral illness such as parainfluenza, etc. It sounds from the symptoms you describe as if you should be seen by a doctor fairly soon. Go and make sure this is not too serious. ...Read more

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Had food poisioning last sat, cough flu and fever started fri. Started augumentin and having diarrhea again. What is the next step?

Had food poisioning last sat, cough flu and fever started fri. Started augumentin and having diarrhea again. What is the next step?

I would assume Ur-: -symptoms R all flu related. Did you eat what everyone else did? Did they get sick? Ur next step is 2 C Ur PCP 4 stool cultures. Augmentincan aalso cause diarrhea in some. Get in 2 B Cn! ...Read more

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Daughter had vomit/diarrhea stom flu yesterday. No vomit, loose bowels today. How long should she be kept away from everyone to avoid spreading?

Daughter had vomit/diarrhea stom flu yesterday. No vomit, loose bowels today. How long should she be kept away from everyone to avoid spreading?

Contagiousness: Children should stay home if they have a fever over 101, until it stays less than 101 for 24 hours. If they have uncontrolled diarrhea, most day-cares and schools will not accept them if they have more than 3 loose stools per day, or if the stools are running out of the diaper. Use good handwashing at home to prevent spread among your family. ...Read more

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I started with shingles, on antiviral 10 days. 3x's I've been sick with head cold, flu, diarrhea while trying to get better from shingles. Help!

I started with shingles, on antiviral 10 days. 3x's I've been sick with head cold, flu, diarrhea while trying to get better from shingles. Help!

Get lots of rest: You are looking at this problem from the wrong point of view. The shingles is the consequence, not the cause of your problem. It is a recurrence of a dormant or sleeping chicken pox virus from way back when that gets activated when your immune system declines - too much stress, too little rest, or busy fighting another infection. You need to allow your body to recover in order to get rid of all. ...Read more

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Had a 24 hour flu bug w/ diarrhea. Diarrhea went away for a day & I had normal stool. The day after the diarrhea returned. Is this normal for the flu?

Unlikely: Hi, usually the immunity the body generates from the bug that caused the diarrhea is what leads 2 recovery from the infection. So unless your immunity took a hit in 1 day or you got superinfected with another bug the diarrhoea does not recur. In most cases though after a bout of diarrhea pts develop transient lactose intolerance-which causes diarrhea. Avoid milk; dairy ;monitor. See pcp if no change. ...Read more

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Bloated and had diarrhea after 3 days of being bloated. My stomach is still bloated and grinding. No pain nor flu. Help! ?

Bloated and had diarrhea after 3 days of being bloated. My stomach is still bloated and grinding. No pain nor flu. Help! ?

Bloating: Many times bloating is related to something you ate, that didn't agree with your body. If you have made any new additions to your diet or had a new food eliminate it. If you're on a new medication, a few more days may be all you need to adjust to it. It can be hard to live while you feel bloated. Try a simple diet for the next few days, and when you feel normal again slowly introduce foods. ...Read more

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What to eat when you have the flu and some diarrhea? No vomiting.

What to eat when you have the flu and some diarrhea? No vomiting.

Bland and simple: There is no special answer here except keep it bland and simple. Usually you don't want anything more than this anyway. Avoid fatty foods that are heavy on the stomach. The main thing is to hydrate readily with sports drink and listen to your body - it has a way of telling you what to eat and what to avoid. Your appetite will return to normal as the illness passes. ...Read more

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Child can't poop but if he tries has little tiny bit of diarrhea is it flu or something else?

Child can't poop but if he tries has little tiny bit of diarrhea is it flu or something else?

Constipation: No he has what's known as paradoxical diarrhes. That is there is hard stool with stool behind it is diarrhea because of the hard stool irritating the walls of the intestines causing the stool to seep throughuse an enema to clean your child out and the try using a high fiber diet to avoid condtipstion. ...Read more

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No appetite, headache, nonstop cough and its not the flu., diarrhea, vomiting 4 days straight?

No appetite, headache, nonstop cough and its not the flu., diarrhea, vomiting 4 days straight?

Another virus: May be to blame besides the influenza virus. There are numerous viruses, but only some of them are commonly tested for. One of these is the flu. Just because you tested negative for this does not mean you don't have another flu-like illness. Stay in touch with your doctor and get plenty of rest, fluids, and appropriate symptomatic medicines. ...Read more

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Diarrhea will not stop 4 days vomiting 1St day doctor told me to take tammie flu Will that gelp?

Diarrhea will not stop 4 days vomiting 1St day doctor told me to take tammie flu Will that gelp?

No: Tamiflu (oseltamivir) will not help unless you actually have the influenza virus. You may need to get medication specifically for vomiting so that you can stay hydrated. Influenza is a respiratory illness, not GI ...Read more

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My 4 year old had the flu with vomiting 6 days ago, since then she has had diarrhea for about 4 days, should I seek help or will it pass?

Diarrhea after flu: This is very common after the stomach flu. As long as he has no blood in the stool, isn't unusually sleepy or otherwise acts strange, just give it a few days even a week. Avoid all juices and give extra starch. Yoghurt may help too. ...Read more

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I been getting flu like symptoms while using sulfamethoxazole (bact) at 160 mg 2 tablets a day. I been getting somewhat chills, diarrhea, and etc...

I been getting flu like symptoms while using sulfamethoxazole (bact) at 160 mg 2 tablets a day. I been getting somewhat chills, diarrhea, and etc...

Sulfa for flu?: NEVER use antibiotic therapy to treat a viral infection. I suggest consulting with the prescribing physician. I also suggest stopping sulfa medication with GI symptoms (diarrhea), unless related to travel outside of the country. ...Read more

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I travelled to Recife and I came back with diarrhea, it pass, I got a flu and the diarrhea came back, in this period I changed my creatine supplement?

I travelled to Recife and I came back with diarrhea, it pass, I got a flu and the diarrhea came back, in this period I changed my creatine supplement?

See doctor: Whenever you travel to a less developed country, you are at a higher risk of contracting a parasitic or bacterial infection. It's best for you to get this checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

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