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Symptoms of stomach flu vs. Symptoms from eating bad food?

Symptoms of stomach flu vs. Symptoms from eating bad food?

Sometimes the same.: With either one, you can have nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and diarrhea, although fever is less often due to food poisoning. If more than one person ate a specific food at the same time and both developed symptoms at about the same time, that increases the likelihood that it's food poisoning. ...Read more

Dr. David Cohen
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Stomach Flu (Definition)

Viral gastroenteritis is a viral infection of the GI tract. It can be picked up from contact with surfaces and foods that are carrying the virus. Symptoms include upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. Sometimes ...Read more


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After how many days of having the stomach flu can you start eating normally again?

After how many days of having the stomach flu can you start eating normally again?

Depends on symptoms: It depends on improvement in your symptoms.If you have no diarrhea and vomiting and are drinking fluids, you can gradually introduce bland diet.It usually takes 48 to72 hours but there may be exceptions, earlier in some and later in other cases. ...Read more

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Hi i'm 11 and your advice worked i just wanted to know why after my stomach flu I am really weak and not eating normal its been 3 days after my flu?

Hi i'm 11 and your advice worked i just wanted to know why after my stomach flu I am really weak and not eating normal its been 3 days after my flu?

Please consider: Having an adult or someone else who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. One must be at least 16 years old to post questions on healthtap. ...Read more

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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?

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?

2 weeks or more: You friend be contagious from a few days up to two weeks or more, depending on which virus is causing the stomach flu (gastroenteritis). A number of viruses can cause gastroenteritis, including noroviruses and rotaviruses. ...Read more

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My 3 y/o puked twice in night, no loose poo and is fine today eating and drinking. Was this stomach flu?

My 3 y/o puked twice in night, no loose poo and is fine today eating and drinking. Was this stomach flu?

Yes: if the vomiting was 0nly twice it may be he ate something that he could not digest.or it could be an early virus you need to start with clear fluids with electrolytes-like pedialyte don't try to feed any heavy food ...Read more

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What to do if I have something like a stomach flu and vomit whenever I eat a meal (about 30 minutes within eating?

Gentle Transition: Start w clear liquid like water, slightly flattened soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids w 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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I had the stomach flu for about 48 hours. I am still eating bland foods and am now experiencing constipation and gas. Is this normal?

Stomach flu: When recovering your intestinal motility (how your body moves things through your intestines) may be irregular. Drink plenty of water, increase fiber intake, and consider taking some yogurt with live cultures or acidophilus. ...Read more

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My sister has been throwing up for an hour now, and i think she has a stomach flu from eating chicken. What kind of medicine should i give to her?

My sister has been throwing up for an hour now, and i think she has a stomach flu from eating chicken. What kind of medicine should i give to her?

Food Poisoning: Vomiting is the body's response to food poisoning as it attempts to rid itself of the toxin or bacteria. I wouldn't suggest attempting medication at this time. Even something mild like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Mylanta is likely to induce more vomiting at this time. Hydration is key so encouraging water in sips as tolerated may be most helpful at this time. ...Read more

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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?

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

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My child had bad stomach flu and her glucose blood level was 135. Can being sick make it high? Is. 135 a concern after not eating and throwing up ?

My child had bad stomach flu and her glucose blood level was 135. Can being sick make it high? Is. 135 a concern after not eating and throwing up ?

Normal body response: When you are sick, your body secretes certain hormones in response to the stress on the body, including steroids. This will cause a rise in the blood glucose, even if the child hasn't been eating. It is totally normal and expected. She is not diabetic and nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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My lower jaw (tmj) started to hurt a lot today. Is this something I should be worried about? Started tuesday night, and into wednesday. I either age some bad food, or had the stomach flu. Spent most of wednesday drinking water and broth, eating only a

My lower jaw (tmj) started to hurt a lot today.  Is this something I should be worried about? Started tuesday night, and into wednesday.  I either age some bad food, or had the stomach flu.  Spent most of wednesday drinking water and broth, eating only a

Lower jaw: If you were vomiting you may have strained the muscles, attachments and disks in the area. Time should help and you may want to ask your doctor about taking some anti-inflammatory medications while you are allowing the area to heal up. ...Read more

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Is right side abdominal pain and nausea without vomiting that started about an hour after eating a sign of stomach flu, or could it be appendicitis?

Is right side abdominal pain and nausea without vomiting that started about an hour after eating a sign of stomach flu, or could it be appendicitis?

Maby: Your question is of the form "Could A be related to B". This is almost always answered "Perhaps" If you have persistent questions about this matter, please consult with me. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Gastroenteritis (Definition)

A condition in which a person has vomiting and diarrhea due to an infection with "stomach flu" viruses. It is contagious, and usually resolves without treatment except for over-the-counter Pedialyte or other ...Read more


Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more