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Had stomach virus 2 days ago. Stomach still uneasy and upset if I eat some foods. Any recommendations?

Had stomach virus 2 days ago. Stomach still uneasy and upset if I eat some foods. Any recommendations?

Limit diet: You prob need to still limit your diet.

Remember the old fashioned chicken noodle soup remedy. Many times that is a great solution.
It has calories, electrolytes, and fluid.

Stay way from milk and dairy products for the next few days, gradually re-introduce solid foods, one at a time.

Stay away from the food groups that make you stomach uneasy.

Should be back to normal in a few das. ...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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What's the best way to transition to a normal diet after a bad stomach virus? I've kept down solids for two days but I'm nervous to eat "normal" foods

What's the best way to transition to a normal diet after a bad stomach virus? I've kept down solids for two days but I'm nervous to eat "normal" foods

Advancing diet: Clear liquids only for 24 hours, then add BRAT diet as tolerated, B = BANANAS, R = RICE, A = APPLESAUCE, T = TOAST (dry). Continue to add plain foods, and foods that are easy to digest (eg. Soups and crackers). Avoid Diary Products, meats, fish, acidic and/or spicy foods, and vegetables that are difficult to digest (such as broccoli, cabbage, lettuce, and corn) until tolerating all other foods. ...Read more

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Foods not to eat when recovering from stomach virus, sushi?

Foods not to eat when recovering from stomach virus, sushi?

What to avoid: 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. Avoid salads initially too. Rest. ...Read more

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Stomach virus two days ago. Still can't eat. Food makes me nauseous and constantly tired?

Stomach virus two days ago. Still can't eat. Food makes me nauseous and constantly tired?

See doctor: This kind of personal medical situation really should be dealt with by seeing you doctor. It can vary from being self-limited slot to resolve viral infection to something more serious and would seek medical attention. ...Read more

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I have the stomach virus and was able to keep my food down what else can I eat without throwing up?

I have the stomach virus and was able to keep my food down what else can I eat without throwing up?

Stomach Flu: Start w clear liquid like water, 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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When can I begin to eat normally again after a stomach virus?

When can I begin to eat normally again after a stomach virus?

It depends: Severe symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea should be resolved in less than a week. However, gastroenteritis can cause injury to the lining of the small bowel which may take weeks to recover. During that time, you may be more sensitive to some foods, especially dairy products. ...Read more

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Best things to eat after just getting over the stomach virus? Not 100% better yet.

Best things to eat after just getting over the stomach virus? Not 100% better yet.

Gastroenteritis: If you have diarrhea, try a brat diet (banana, rice, apple sauce, tea, toast). I usually recommend avoiding dairy for a week or so as some causes of gastroenteritis can cause a transient lactose intolerance. ...Read more

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Everything my son eats he's throwing it back up. He usually keeps his food down. No change in diet...could he be sick? Possibly stomach virus? 8 mos old

Everything my son eats he's throwing it back up. He usually keeps his food down. No change in diet...could he be sick? Possibly stomach virus? 8 mos old

Likely sick: This sounds like a virus. If he is drinking and having a normal number of wet diapers he will likly be fine. If he is acting normally otherwise I would not be concerned as long as it does not last more then a few days. ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat ice cream 2 days after feeling better from a stomach virus?

Is it ok to eat ice cream 2 days after feeling better from a stomach virus?

Sure: I see no reason you should avoid any foodstuffs. You need fluids and calories, so dig in. Of course, a balanced intake would be better, so add some fruits, proteins, and veggies. Good luck. ...Read more

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3 year old got stomach virus- now throws up at night ever few nights and doesn't eat much for dinner- fine during the day?

3 year old got stomach virus- now throws up at night ever few nights and doesn't eat much for dinner- fine during the day?

Give it time: It takes a while for the GI tract to recover from a gastroenteritis and you can see this for a few weeks after. If it continues beyond a few weeks, have his pediatrician check him. ...Read more

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I think I had the stomach virus, and wasn't able to eat for a week. Now my stomach is really bloated. Is this just because of air?

I think I had the stomach virus, and wasn't able to eat for a week. Now my stomach is really bloated. Is this just because of air?

Not necessarily: There are lots of reasons (some quite concerning) for abdominal discomfort /bloating, but not all of them are due to the GI tract. Also, functional syndromes may be present without underlying inflammation or structural pathology. Check with your doctor for examination & treatment options, particularly since your problem seems to be ongoing. ...Read more

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What are the best things to eat while having a stomach virus and vomiting alot?

frequent small sips: Frequent small sips of electrolyte solution, e.g., pedialyte, is the first step to rehydrate or to prevent further dehydraton. If vomiting continues and signs of dehydration become obvious, medical attention should be sought. ...Read more

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What to do about food poisoning or stomach virus?

What to do about food poisoning or stomach virus?

Gastroenteristis>: 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. Treatment of Food poisoning may include oral or intravenous replacement of fluids/ electrolytes. Antibiotics may be needed for > ...Read more

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How are a stomach virus and food poisoning different?

How are a stomach virus and food poisoning different?

Stomach virus is one: Form of food poisoning. There are many causes of food poisoning and each has different symptoms. Consult this site for more info.
http://www. Webmd. Com/food-recipes/food-poisoning/food-poisoning. ...Read more

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Could my husband have food poisoning or a stomach virus?

Could my husband have food poisoning or a stomach virus?

Cannot tell: Over the internet with no symptoms given ee your doctor if not improving. ...Read more

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Do I have the stomach virus or food poisoning? How to tell>

Symptoms overlap: Some times it is hard to tell. I generally assume that a fever over 101 in an infant or 100 in an adult likely represents an infectious process rather than a food toxin. However, there are some that don't have much fever during an illness & some folks that run moderate temperatures when faced with the stress of a food toxin, or running around the block for that matter. ...Read more

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How to tell the difference between a stomach virus and food poisoning?

There are a number: Of potential causative agents for food poisoning including viruses (Norovirus, Rotovirus and Hepatitis A). Food poisoning can be caused by bacteria (E.coli, Listeria monocytogenes, Shigella, Staphylococcus Aureus, C. botulinum, Clostridium perfingens, V. cholerae, C. jenui.), & toxins in food. Ciguatera in tropical fish that have eaten toxic plankton, Shellfish fed on toxic algae, Scromboid ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between food poisoning and a stomach virus?

How can you tell the difference between food poisoning and a stomach virus?

Usually can't: Usually can't, unless stool studies are obtained that detect bacteria consistent with food poisoning. ...Read more

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I either have stomach virus or food poisoning. Are their any home remedies I could try?

Need to treat the: Cause. It is not clear why you think that you have food poisoning or viral infection. It would be prudent to consult your doctor so that s/he may take a proper history, do physical examination and may be lab test to come to a proper diagnosis and treat accordingly. ...Read more

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What do I do if my husband have food poisoning or a stomach virus? Please, need some answers?

Stomach virus: 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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How long does a stomach virus last and is it common to become constipated and have weak stomach to foods afterward?

How long does a stomach virus last and is it common to become constipated and have weak stomach to foods afterward?

Gastroenteritis: Depending on the etiology, symptoms can last from days to weeks. After a evacuation of the GI tract you may feel constipated until you fill up with food again. You can develop a relative lactose intolerance for several weeks post some infections, some also have difficulty with fresh fruits and vegetables for a week or so afterwards. ...Read more

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5 days ago I was sick with a stomach virus. Now all I do is stay nauseous and have headaches. I can barely eat without feeling sick.

Nausea: You likely have residual inflammation in your stomach from the infection along with dehydration and maybe electrolyte imbalance. You should stay hydrated and eat things that are gentle on your stomach: coconut water, non-tomato soup broth, non-citrus fruits, etc. Also eat smaller meals and eat slowly. ...Read more

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I think I have a mild case of food poisoning, what is the difference between food poisoning and a stomach virus and how long does it lasy?

I think I have a mild case of food poisoning, what is the difference between food poisoning and a stomach virus and how long does it lasy?

Cannot predict: Telling the difference between these may be nearly impossible. Both should resolve quickly and should disappear within several days. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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Best foods while recovering from a stomach virus? I've been dizzy and weak all day and maybe it's hunger?

Best foods while recovering from a stomach virus? I've been dizzy and weak all day and maybe it's hunger?

Fluids: I assume you recently had a good deal of vomiting or diarrhea. You may simply be dehydrated and in need of fluids. Sports drinks such as Gatorade usually are helpful as is water. Advance your diet slowly- bland fluid such as crackers are a good food to begin with :) ...Read more

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I had 160+ ketones in urine when it was checked. I haven't been able to eat much in the last 3 days from a stomach virus. Is this y?

I had 160+ ketones in urine when it was checked. I haven't been able to eat much in the last 3 days from a stomach virus. Is this y?

Yes: When you don't eat (because of illness) the body starts to break down fat. The fat breakdown products include ketones which are spilled in the urine. ...Read more

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My mother and I both threw up at the same time in the middle of the night. Given this fact, which is more liklely a) we have stomach virus b) food poi?

My mother and I both threw up at the same time in the middle of the night. Given this fact, which is more liklely a) we have stomach virus b) food poi?

Virus/food poison: Both are equally likely. If you were both out together in the same public location, a stomach virus is just as possible as eating the same food at a meal. ...Read more

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I threw up twice andhad really loose stool 3 times all in 60 mins. Is it food poosoning stomach virus something else? Feel much better now just weak

I threw up twice andhad really loose stool 3 times all in 60 mins. Is it food poosoning stomach virus something else? Feel much better now just weak

Hard to tell: Most of the time minor "food poisoning" is from pre-formed staph toxin in food. While you may have sudden onset severe symptoms, they resolve fairly quickly. Viruses may also present and resolve quickly. If you are felling better, I would not worry about the cause. If you are not better or have fevers, blood in your stool, or other severe symptoms, I would seek care. ...Read more

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Why do I have labored breathing problem after I eat and I couldn't pass gas for few hours and plus I got stomach virus?

Why do I have labored breathing problem after I eat and I couldn't pass gas for few hours and plus I got stomach virus?

Gastritis: Sounds like irritated stomach or gastritis. May even be gastroesophafeal reflux (gerd) and hiatus hernia. There are other possibilities that only a visit to a doctor can help figure out and diagnose. If you are not already doing it, try over the counter medications for acid, such as zantac, (ranitidine) pepcid, and Prilosec for a couple of weeks then visit a doctor. ...Read more

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Hi, my baby has a stomach virus and has been throwing up and pooping foamy green stuff, she has a G/J tube so she doesn't eat, what can cause the foam?

Hi, my baby has a stomach virus and has been throwing up and pooping foamy green stuff, she has a G/J tube so she doesn't eat, what can cause the foam?

Green foam stools in: May be gas. Make sure she is hydrated as you can dehydrate very easily, need about 5-6 wet diapers a day, (better when 7 or 8) F/u with pediatrician as she is more at risk ...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


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