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Fastest Way To Get Rid Of Stomach Virus
What is the quickest way to get rid of a stomach virus? I have a date next sat. But I'm afraid I'm catching it. My mom has pains in stomach & diaherra
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
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)
Can someone do an enema with apple cider vinegar diluted in water to help get rid of a stomach virus faster?
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
Avoid: Prepare and store food properly, good hand hygiene, and avoid other sick folks. ...Read more
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
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
Stomach virus: Good hand washing. Do not share drinks/food. ...Read more
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
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
My husband had a bad stomach virus this week. What do I need to do to prevent getting it? Can the virus live on the bedding?
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
How often should Zofran (ondansetron) 8mg be taken for stomach virus (meaning how long does it ACTUALLY prevent vomiting for).
Every 6to8 hours: It can be taken every 6to8 hours if needed not to exceed 24 hours in 24 hours ...Read more
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
Is this going to cause me to lose too much weight too fast if I keep getting this stomach virus back to back? Will I get to sick?
See doctor: If you are having recurrent GI symptoms and weight loss, you should see your doctor. ...Read more
If someone has acute gastroenteritis and drinks prune juice. Would that get rid of the virus faster?
NO: It would not have any effect.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
Easy: Take Prilosec 20 mg at night for 2 weeks. ...Read more