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Foods To Help Stomach Flu
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.
Stomach flu: 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.See 1 more doctor answer
Diet: If your have viral infection with stomach symptoms-drink a lot of water. Stop dairy products. Bananas, rice, apple souse, toast and tea (brat diet) will help you.
My mom has the stomach flu. I have been around her and gave her fluids and food along with medication. Since I have touched her, will I get it?
I have the stomach flu for three days now and it's coming down I started eating and drinking mild food is there a chance it would return to infect me in the future?
Stomach flu: If this is from a virus or just from something upsetting your stomach it is unlikely to reoccur
Not really: Stomach flu is related to viruses that can be transmitted by eating contaminated food or water or personal contact with other people who are ill. Foodborne illness (food poisoning is another term for this) occurs as a direct result of ingesting contaminated food or fluids. Toxins are produced by the parasites, viruses or bacteria, .See 1 more doctor answer
Difficult: If you have an obvious risky food exposure with other sick contacts then food posioning would be more likely. Otherwise very difficult to differentiate the two.
Very tough: Unless you know the suspected food and are able to test it, or there is an outbreak with an epidemiological analysis it may be very hard to determine the source of self-limited nausea, vomiting, diarrhea. On the other hand if your child has fever, other symptoms outside the GI tract, they probably have a viral illness, although not necessarily influenza.
Depends: They both are general terms to describe one of many infections, but basically stomach flu is a viral illness that lasts for a few days. Food poising is usually bacterial, more severe, and more dangerous.
Difficult: Both have almost the same symptoms. In food poisoning, the symptoms start few hours after eating causative food.
Stomach flu is one: Type of food poisoning. There are multiple causes of food poisoning and each has different manifestations. Please see this site for more info. Http://www. Webmd. Com/food-recipes/food-poisoning/food-poisoning.
Food poisoning / flu: Food poisoning & 'stomach flu' both irritate the stomach lining & produce similar symptoms. Initial treatment is the same - primarily hydration. Drink clear liquids for the first 24 hours, rest and avoid eating regular food until regular liquids and soft bland foods are tolerated. If significant fever, weakness, dehydration of blood occur, or if symptoms persist, should see a doctor.
No idea: I do not imagine the actual frequency of "food poisoning" in china is known, but the term is so vague that it could refer to any of several dozen conditions. Viruses which affect the GI tract are extremely common, including influenza, which may produce GI symptoms. My guess is that this would be far more common than illnesses transmitted through food, but have no data to support that opinion.
How can I overcome this stomach flu or possible food poisoning, my finals are coming up really soon?
See your doctor: These are important symptoms that need to be evaluated in person by your physician as soon as possible.
..Hello, I have a 3 year old daughter, once a year she gets a stomach flu and this year it has already happened, last night she vomited up a small amount of food and liquid and then clear liquid with bits in it a while later, she then went to bed and slep
Likely viral...: Your daughter is lucky that a stomach virus is not something that she has to experience often; however, there is no "limit" that is set in stone... meaning "once per year". With exposure, there is potential to become symptomatic. Things like started school/daycare tend to increase the amount of illnesses one experiences due to increased exposure. Clear fluids, rest to treat. If persists - be seen