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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Vomiting (Definition)

Vomiting = expulsion of stomach ...Read more


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Had sinus headache a few days ago now vomiting and cold/flu symptoms. Would the vomit be connected to the flu or something else?

Had sinus headache a few days ago now vomiting and cold/flu symptoms. Would the vomit be connected to the flu or something else?

Yes, the vomiting : Could be part of the flu. If you feel weaker or not improving, see your dr. Drink lots of water, fruit juices, chicken noodle soul etc. Take care! ...Read more

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Boyfriend flu symptoms (I think): nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache. Is he a good candidate for the flu meds? Are there otc meds he could use?

Boyfriend flu symptoms (I think): nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache. Is he a good candidate for the flu meds? Are there otc meds he could use?

Gastroenteritis: There are no effective antiviral medications for viral gastroenteritis and it usually resolves on its own after several days. Treatment consists of resting, taking in adequate fluids, eating soft,bland foods, drinking flat ginger ale, taking Tylenol and kaopectate as needed for headache and diarrhea control. ...Read more

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Flu like symptoms, fever and vomiting ?

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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Flu like symptoms, fever and vomiting ?

Hydration: If the flu started less than 48 hrs ago, Tamiflu may help. If this has been going on for more than that, only time will heal. Be sure to take in enough fluid and electrolytes (Sports drink etc) because of the vomiting. Tylenol may be used for fever. If the symptoms worsen or last more than a week, medical attention will be needed. ...Read more

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Is it still considered the flu if the symptoms are vomiting the first day then fatigue, hot flashes, extreme sensitivity to cold and body aches?

Is it still considered the flu if the symptoms are vomiting the first day then fatigue, hot flashes, extreme sensitivity to cold and body aches?

Maybe: Flu can cause vomiting though that's less likely than fever and bad cold symptoms. Other viruses that feel like the flu but more likely to cause vomiting. Adenovirus very common in our area right now. It can cause everything associated with a cold and everything associated with a stomach bug. Just for fun you can also get pink eye, rash, viral meningitis, and blood in urine. Lasts 7-14 days, too. ...Read more

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Sleeping a lot have eaten but now can't stop vomiting. No fever, chills, or flu symptoms. Scared and thinking may have a serious issue. ER or no?

Sleeping a lot have eaten but now can't stop vomiting.  No fever, chills, or flu symptoms. Scared and thinking may have a serious issue. ER or no?

I would if I were U: The vomiting reflex is controlled by two units in the brain medulla--one receives nerve impulses from the GI tract, the other is a chemical receptor. Both have nerve connections to not only the GI tract (pharynx, mesenteric vessels, bile ducts) but also from brain corticobulbar areas that mediate smells, sights, &taste. Thus, vomiting apparatus responds to a variety of GI & brain inputs. ...Read more

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I have a stubborn friend showing sure signs of jaundice. Yellow eyes, skin, vomiting and other flu symptoms. I say go to er. Am i right?

I have a stubborn friend showing sure signs of jaundice. Yellow eyes, skin, vomiting and other flu symptoms. I say go to er. Am i right?

Jaundiced?: His/her symptoms, when considered together, suggest early onset jaundice due to a liver problem, bile duct/gallbladder problem, or pancreatic disease. This can be serious, may worsen, & deserves urgent physical examination & lab testing. Please get him/her to see a doctor or to present to the emergency room. And absolutely no alcohol. Yes, you're right on the money! ...Read more

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My daughter has had flu like symptoms since29th 4am. Vomiting stoped7am stomach pain off and on still. No appetite/fever wont eat. 9yrs old. Drinking sprite. 1boul mvmnt 2day. Recalls urinate 4times

My daughter has had flu like symptoms since29th 4am. Vomiting stoped7am stomach pain off and on still. No appetite/fever wont eat. 9yrs old. Drinking sprite. 1boul mvmnt 2day. Recalls urinate 4times

Nausea : Nausea and vomiting are common in kids and are usually caused by a short-lived viral illness. The most important thing to do when a child is vomiting is to keep the child hydrated. 1.) immediately after they vomit, you may want to give their stomach a break for an hour or two. 2.) after that, you can start with clear fluids such as water, juice, rehydration solution such as pedialyte or broth. If they have diarrhea, just use the rehydration solution as the other three can worsen diarrhea. Let them have "sips" or take in the fluid using a spoon to avoid a large "gulp" that could trigger vomiting. If the take in a tablespoon of fluid a minute, that can keep them hydrated. Popscicles are great. 3.) once they tolerate the clear fluids, you can move on to other fluids or bland foods such as crackers, bread, rice, chicken noodle soup or fruits and vegetables. Nothing too fatty, spicy, or acidic (such as tomato sauce or citrus). 4.) if they are doing well with this, then they can start eating regular food again. 5.) if your child vomits, go back to the last step since they might not have been ready to move on. 6.) and if your child has no appetite, don't push them to eat. As long as they are drinking and staying hydrated, that is the most important thing. While most children do not need to be seen by a doctor, here are a few "red flags" that should prompt you to call your child's doctor. -worsening symptoms instead of improving after 24 hours -dehydration: if you notice dry mouth, lack of tears, no urine for 8 hours, sunken eyes, rapid pulse or breathing, these are signs of dehydration. -bile (green) or blood tinged (red or brown) vomit -severe abdominal pain, even if it comes and goes -fever more than 102f or more than 101f for a few days -change in behavior including decreased responsiveness i hope this helps! ...Read more

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Severe weakness, fatigue, muscle pain, migraines, can't eat, flu symptoms, infections in nose and mouth, digestive problems, vomiting. Any suggestions?

Severe weakness, fatigue, muscle pain, migraines, can't eat, flu symptoms, infections in nose and mouth, digestive problems, vomiting. Any suggestions?

Yes: Please repost with the results of any workup your doctor has done and/or what (s)he thinks about what your problem is. If you haven't seen a doctor about it, then please explain why you haven't. ...Read more

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Had stomach flu symptoms. Puking, bloating, non stop belching, nausea, and cramps in abdomin. Next day no symptoms and felt normal. Then again today s?

Had stomach flu symptoms. Puking, bloating, non stop belching, nausea, and cramps in abdomin. Next day no symptoms and felt normal. Then again today s?

Abdominal bloating,: May be unusual intestinal virus or could be food poisoning with camphylobacter as that has a waxing and waning presentation( usually diarrhea as well) . Do you have diarrhea? Would also check for H. pylori and keep a food diary to see which foods, if any are associated with the problem. f/u /w doc over 48-96 hours. ...Read more

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I think my 3 kids have the flu, symptoms are throwing up, fever, runny noses, coughing, and headaches this started yesterday ?

I think my 3 kids have the flu, symptoms are throwing up, fever, runny noses, coughing, and headaches this started yesterday ?

Possible: Symptoms are in keeping with flu. Treat symptomatically and follow up for any worrisome symptoms. All the best, you have your hands full. ...Read more

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Upset stomach and threw up last night no flu symptoms expecting period in a week is it possibly flu?

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Not likely?: It's early, so it's hard to tell; however, if you don't have the other flu symptoms, this sounds like a gastrointestinal issue, either a food poisoning incident or a viral gastroenteritis. ...Read more

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Im 38 weeks pregnant and having flu symptoms my head hurts my whole body hurts im throwing up and having chills what does this mean?

Im 38 weeks pregnant and having flu symptoms my head hurts my whole body hurts im throwing up and having chills what does this mean?

Flu: sounds lie the flu. anyone can get the flu even someone who is pregnant. pregnancy does not protect us from common maladies. make sure you are able to remain hydrated. it will run its course. ...Read more

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My MS treatment Ocrevus kills off my CD20 positive B lymphocytes. I’m so worried about getting sick. I have a nagging flu symptoms for a week +?

My MS treatment Ocrevus kills off my CD20 positive B lymphocytes. I’m so worried about getting sick. I have a nagging flu symptoms for a week +?

Can be a cause but!: There can also be other causes. It is best to discuss with your physician.

This is a great drug and it can control your MS but you need guidance to take it safely. It is an immunosupressent and infection can be a risk.

We used the same drug in studies for Rheumatoid Arthritis and it did great but we do not have it availble for RA unfortunately ...Read more

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What is done for flu symptoms?

What is done for flu symptoms?

Flu: If you have the flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid’s. Rest a lot! in some situations antiviral medications (tamiflu, relenza, flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. ...Read more

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