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Flu (Definition)

Flu is also known as Influenza. Influenza (aka "flu") is a contagious respiratory viral illness that can cause mild to severe illness including death. There is treatment available to decrease symptoms, but it is better to prevent the flu is by getting ...Read more


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What's the difference between the norwalk virus and the stomach flu?

What's the difference between the norwalk virus and the stomach flu?

Sometimes None: 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. ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between stomach flu and food poisoning?

I want to know what is the difference between stomach flu and food poisoning?

Stomach flu is one: Type of food poisoning. There are multiple causes of food poisoning and each has different manifestations. Please see this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/food-poisoning/food-poisoning. ...Read more

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What's the difference between the stomach flu and food poisoning?

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. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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What are common causes of gastroenteritis (stomach flu)?

What are common causes of gastroenteritis (stomach flu)?

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. ...Read more

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Stomach Flu (Definition)

Stomach flu is also known as Gastroenteritis. Typical symptoms of a "stomach flu" included vomiting and diarrhea. Another name ...Read more


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Gastroenteritis (Definition)

Gastroenteritis is a loose term denoting inflammation of the stomach and small ...Read more


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