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Does Tamiflu Work For Stomach Flu
The brand name is tamiflu (oseltamivir). It is a prodrug, which means it is inactive until metabolized by a person's body into the active form. It blocks neuraminidase, an enzyme in influenza virus; by doing this, it prevents the flu virus from detaching from the host cell and slows the spread of the virus. It comes in a tablet form, as ...Read more
Does nausea medicine always work for nausea caused from stomach "flu" bug? Nothing has helped the nausea yet. I get it on and off through the day.
It should: There are many types of nausea medicines. You may want to check with your doctor to see if something else should be tried. ...Read more
I just chatted w/Dr. Dattel about having the stomach flu. I won't be able to use the print out of our conversation for work because it contains PHI. He disconnected before I could tell him. I will need a general note for work for today-Monday.
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Should someone return to work or school after the stomach flu with a low fever? How long is someone contagious after showing symptoms?
How likely is it I will get stomach flu? A few people at work have been sick but I haven't been in contact with them. I have been washing my hands.
It depends: The term stomach flu is confusing. Influenza is an infection of the respiratory tract. Illnesses that effect your stomach are different viruses or bacteria. That matters because they spread differently. The most important thing is wash your hands anytime after you have touched things that others handle and before you touch your face or handle food. Beyond that you get sick from contaminated food. ...Read more
Pill with stomachflu: I would always ask your ob-gyn or pharmacist also, but as long as you are able to keep the medicine down and not vomit it up (for at least an hour), an oral medicine should be absorbed ok. ...Read more
I know this may sound weird but I was out sick with the stomach flu for four days.now work is requiring a note to come back from a doctor. Is that something I can do here?
No: Sorry we cannot provide a note for work. Please call to be seen by your regular doctor and get a note from him/her ...Read more
Dyspepsia after stomach flu 2 months ago. Dexilant 60 mg for 2 weeks. Zantac 300mg at night. How long for Dexilant work 24/7? How long dyspepsia last?
Dyspepsia: Are your symptoms related to reflux or hyperacidity? If so, these medications should offer relief quickly. If you're referring to postmeal bloating and belching or bile reflux, they may not be effective. Try following a bland, fat free diet, avoid alcohol, caffeine, nicotine and take mylanta 1/2 hour after meals and at bedtime. Take either deliant or zantac daily. See a gastroenterologist as neede ...Read more
GI Flu: Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids with bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy ; high fat foods. Rest. If you are having frequent, chronic symptoms — it may not be due to viral infections. If this is the case, med eval would be prudent. ...Read more
Nausea and Vomiting: The most important part of dealing with nausea and vomiting is avoiding dehydration. Nausea can be treated with prescription meds such as Phenergan (promethazine) or zofran. Ginger tablets can be tried as a natural remedy for nausea. High sugar drinks can make diarrhea worse. Lower sugar drinks are more quickly absorbed by body and safer. ...Read more
Depends on Etiology: Most stomach illnesses are caused by viruses and can be spread person to person by fecal-oral route. Frequent hand washing and disinfecting shared surfaces is most effective prevention strategy. ...Read more
Stomach flu: 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
Rest and fluids: Try rest and fluids for a couple of days. If no better, see your doctor. ...Read more
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