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Drinking Alcohol On The Stomach Flu
What can I eat/drink to stay hydrated during the stomach flu? Haven't been able to keep anything down for days.
Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more
I have the stomach flu for three days now and it's coming down I started eating and drinking mild food is there a chance it would return to infect me in the future?
My friend had the stomach flu 3 nights ago and was fine today, eating and drinking normally. I am emetophobic and worried if they are still contagious?
I get gas every time I eat. This has been happening since I got the stomach flu 6 months ago. I couldn't drink milk for a while also. What is this?
Gut bacteria: Digestion problems after a recent illness may be due to alterations of the natural bacteria in the gut. This can occur due to antibiotics taken for an infection or the infection itself. Typically the natural bacteria will repopulate over time however taking a good quality probiotic supplement may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi! I have stomach flu. It has been 4 day and i got continuous excessive saliva for more than 24 hours. Should i drink more water?
VIRAL INFECTION : Good fluid intake helps viral infection which last x few days. ...Read more
Hello. Went through a stomach flu over the last 4 days. Symptoms better but started feeling light headed last night. Is this related? Drinking well.
Electrolytes/fluids: After a serious bout of the 'stomach flu' you could be deficient in certain salts/minerals and fluids. Lightheadedness would be a symptom of just such a derangement. I would be extremely careful getting up/changing position, since the last thing you want to do is 'pass out' briefly and hit the floor (or the corner of a table!) Keep up with the fluids/salts-chicken soup is good. See doc if persists ...Read more
I've had the stomach flu for 3 days. Finally feeling a little better. Only eating crackers and drinking Gatorade, but why do i have excessive burping?
You are: probably swallowing air!!! Eat SLOWLY and avoid drinking the Gatorade WHILE you are eating the crackers! You are doing the right thing! Keep it up but if not resolving in a WEEK call your PCP! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
That's fine: Hi. A viral gastroenteritis ("stomach flu") will resolve with tincture of time. You do need to stay well hydrated. Gatorade gives you fluid, electrolytes, and a little sugar (helps prevent catabolism). Jello provides sugar and protein. Grape juice provides fluid and sugar. I've never heard the pretzel thing, but if you're tolerating them, they're OK I guess. Just make sure you stay well hydrated. ...Read more
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