difference between gastroenteritis and stomach flu

What can i do to cure gastroenteritis (my stomach flu)?

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Fluid replacement


There is no "cure"for a viral gastroenteritis. The important thing is to keep up with fluid losses--usually staring with small volumes of fluid and increasing as tolerated. Food and fluid if diarrhea is the problem. If that does not work, IV fluids may be needed, or an anti-emetic, such as Zofran.
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What are common causes of gastroenteritis (stomach flu)?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine
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Several


This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it.
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I have gastroenteritis (stomach flu) Is it okay to take Ibuprofen?

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Dr. Ron Jones
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NO


In my humble opinion, the answer is no. Ibuprofen is well known to be a gastrointestinal irritant.
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Dr. Jeremy Adler
Pediatric Gastroenterology
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No


Ibuprofen will not help a stomach flu, and it may cause gastritis or stomach ulcers.
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Flu & Cold

Interesting Fact

"Stomach flu" is not really a form of influenza.

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Help on "stomach flu" or viral gastroenteritis please! On the road without meds?

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Dr. Colin Kopes-Kerr
Family Medicine

Flu on the road


Stomach flu. If you're on the road, I will assume you have access to a drug store at least for over-the-counter medications. For nausea, OTC antihismanines like dramamine or meclizine should help. For the diarrhea, OTC immodium works very well. Otherwise, drink plenty of fluids, rest, and eat as much of a healthy diet as you can (you will recover faster). Tylenol for fever.
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How to stop vomitting? How long does gastroenteritis (stomach flu) last and how to keep energized and hydrated?

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Dr. Mark Rasak
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Depends


if its moderate nausea then oral agents like compazine can be used. if even pills cant stay down rectal compazine. once this calms the nausea use this as an oppurtunity to take in ice chips. dont over do it . if you push too hard you will only throw up again and will progressively get more dehydrated.
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Flu & Cold

Interesting Fact

A flu shot will not help to keep you from getting the "stomach flu".

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I have a stomach flu, possibly gastroenteritis (vomit, cramps, diarrhea, nausea) - is it safe to go without food for the first 24 hours?

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Drink liquids


It is safe to go without food for first 24 hours if you can't tolerate it -- but be sure to drink plenty of water, ginger ale or other non-alcoholic fluids. Some meat or vegetable broth might be good too.
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Can GASTRO/Gastroenteritis/Stomach flu cause a miscarriage even if I keep well hydrated?? My daughter just brought home stomach flu from daycare!

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Stomach flu


You can protect yourself by making sure you wash your hands with soap and water when you handle your daughter
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What's the difference between the stomach flu and food poisoning?

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Dr. George A. Valdez
Family Medicine

Depends


they both are general terms to describe one of many infections, but basically stomach flu is a viral illness that lasts for a few days. food poising is usually bacterial, more severe, and more dangerous.
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What's the difference between the norwalk virus and the stomach flu?

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Norwalk virus causes symtoms that most would classify as "stomach flu". They can include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, muscle aches, headache, tiredness and low-grade fever. Lasts 24- 48 hrs (longer in kids) usually resolving on its own. There are no known long- term effects after recovery from this infection. Importance is to stay well-hydrated and treat symptoms.
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Is there a difference between stomach flu nausea and anxiety nausea?

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Nausea


If your nausea in associated with fever, cough,body malaise, it could be Flu. Now if you started to be stress out or nervous or panicky, your stomach will respond with nausea and vomiting.
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Yes.


The cause is different. The feeling, however, is the same.
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