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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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I'm 22 but is it possible for stomach virus to linger after you get rid of it? I still don't have much of a appetite

I'm 22 but is it possible for stomach virus to linger after you get rid of it? I still don't have much of a appetite

Doubt virus: It sounds as though your diet has led to this, most likely all the sweet "junk". If I am right, I suggest that is what requires a good look. ...Read more

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Will preforming enema at the onset of a stomach virus help get over it faster? (Since you're helping your body get rid of it)

Will preforming enema at the onset of a stomach virus help get over it faster? (Since you're helping your body get rid of it)

Unlikely.: Enema only affect a portion of the gastrointestinal tract. And most of the pathology of a gastroenteritis occurs inside the lining of the gastrointestinal tract and probably won't be "washed out" by an enema. ...Read more

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Can someone do an enema with apple cider vinegar diluted in water to help get rid of a stomach virus faster?

Can someone do an enema with apple cider vinegar diluted in water to help get rid of a stomach virus faster?

Not really: You will probably have a better response by drinking a tablespoon or two of the Apple cider vinegar in a glass of water. Taking a high potency probiotic of at least 50 Billion cfu twice a day between meals can also be beneficial. ...Read more

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Please I need advice getting rid of stomach virus?

Please I need advice getting rid of stomach virus?

Npo for 24 hrs: Npo for 24 hrs, ice chips only then clear liquids and broth for another36hrs. You should pass the virus. ...Read more

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Hello doctors, I need help getting rid of stomach virus?

Hello doctors, I need help getting rid of stomach virus?

Diet: Start with healthy diet, including fruits and vegetables. But if you are actively having diarrhea and vomiting stick with bland foods and lots of liquids to prevent dehydration. But if it continues you may need to be evaluated by your physician because some cases can be caused by bacteria and require antibiotics. ...Read more

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Best way to prevent stomach virus?

Best way to prevent stomach virus?

Handwash... Handwash: Well you get it! Immunize with the stomach virus vaccine RotaTeq and avoid daycare if possible and common sense universal precautions goes a long way! Regards! ...Read more

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Best way to prevent myself from getting the stomach virus?

Best way to prevent myself from getting the stomach virus?

Avoid: Prepare and store food properly, good hand hygiene, and avoid other sick folks. ...Read more

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What's the most effective way to prevent getting a stomach virus?

What's the most effective way to prevent getting a stomach virus?

Avoidance: Wash your hands well for at least 20 seconds often. Don’t touch your nose, eyes or mouth without clean hands. Don’t share the same cups, forks or spoons. Use disinfectants on solid surfaces. Bring sanitizer with you when you are out. Try to avoid contact with people who are sick. ...Read more

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Is their any way to prevent contracting a stomach virus once you've been exposed?

Is their any way to prevent contracting a stomach virus once you've been exposed?

Depends on exposure.: Wash your hands well for at least 20 seconds often. Don’t touch your nose, eyes or mouth without clean hands. Don’t share the same cups, forks or spoons w others. Use disinfectants on solid surfaces. Bring sanitizer with you when you are out. Try to avoid contact with people who are sick. According to the cdc, in general, viral gastroenteritis symptoms begin 1 to 2 days after being infected. ...Read more

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Are there any good ways to prevent the stomach virus?

Stomach virus: Good hand washing. Do not share drinks/food. ...Read more

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Does taking acidophilus prevent stomach virus?

Does taking acidophilus prevent stomach virus?

Not necessarily.: Although use of probiotics can help keep gut bacteria in a healthy balance - that doesn't mean that you won't get gastroenteritis. ...Read more

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Most trusted means of getting rid of a stomach virus?

It will pass: 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

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My sister who lives with me brought home the stomach virus from day care. What can I do to prevent my baby from catching it?

My sister who lives with me brought home the stomach virus from day care. What can I do to prevent my baby from catching it?

Hand washing...: It may sound simple, but no one with symptoms should handle the baby and everyone needs to to do meticulous hand washing. This is about all you can do. I wish you well. ...Read more

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Anything I can do to prevent getting a stomach virus?

Anything I can do to prevent getting a stomach virus?

Wash hands: Good handwashing is the number one way to prevent infection transmitted by hand to hand contact. Try not to share foods or silverware and dishes if you know someone is ill and, stay away from people who are sick, . ...Read more

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I just got rid of the stomach virus how long till i.Fully regain my appetite again?

Gastroenteritis: A stomach virus will usually last about 2-3 days but can last about 5-7 days. Give yourself a week to feel completely back to normal. ...Read more

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How much disinfecting of the stomach virus do I need to do in my house to rid of it?

How much disinfecting of the stomach virus do I need to do in my house to rid of it?

Hand hygiene!: You can stop disinfecting the house.

What is more important is enforcing handwashing before eating a meal and after going to the bathroom. Viral infections can contaminate surfaces from dirty hands, only to be picked up by another person touching the contaminated object. ...Read more

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How to get rid of stomach flu fast?

Supportive care: Since stomach flu (viral gastroenteritis) is a virus, there's nothing that kills it. However, taking electrolyte-rich fluids, a bland low-sugar/high fat diet, and rest helps with the symptoms and keeps you hydrated. Probiotics also help your intestines recover. I hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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Which the quickest way to get rid of a stomach flu?

Which the quickest way to get rid of a stomach flu?

Be gentle w yourself: 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

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What can I do to get rid of stomach flu?

What can I do to get rid of stomach flu?

Nothing: It is a viral infection and must run its course. Can treat symptoms (nausea / diarrhea / muscle aches / fever) to be less miserable. Try to remain hydrated to keep up with fluid losses. Can use chewable anti-nausea medicine for help (like dramamine (dimenhydrinate) / bonine / etc.). See dr if vomiting to point cannot keep liquids down, lightheaded, or bad abdominal pains. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of the stomach flu?

Wait: There is no cure for the viruses that cause gastroenteritis (stomach flu). The most important thing for you is to keep yourself well hydrated during the time it takes for your body to clear the virus. ...Read more

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What should be done to get rid of the stomach flu?

What should be done to get rid of the stomach flu?

Go GI Gently: Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. 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

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How long does it really take for you to get rid of a stomach flu?

3-5 days: Assuming you have a true viral gastroenteritis usually 3- 5 days. If any blood in stool or vomit call your doctors immediately. ...Read more

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I have a bad migraine and I can't get rid of it I tried every single thing how can I get rid of it? I have the stomach flu too.

Migraine: Not clear what you tired, you may need prescription medication for both prophylaxis and during an acute episode based on how often and how bad your problems are. Stomach flu probably self limiting, keep yourself well hydrated. ...Read more

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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


Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more