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Foods To Help Stomach Flu
Stomach Flu: 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
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. ...Read more
Working up w foods: 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
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. ...Read more
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?
Difficult: Both have almost the same symptoms. In food poisoning, the symptoms start few hours after eating causative food. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
I had the stomach flu for about 48 hours. I am still eating bland foods and am now experiencing constipation and gas. Is this normal?
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Not sure if I have the stomach flu or the indian food I ate didn't sit right. Can I use pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) to help?
Peptobismol: Sounds reasonable. Try it.Get a more detailed answer ›
..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 ...Read more
Is 24 hr "stomach flu" (vomiting) usually from a virus (eg., norovirus) or bad food? I'm guessing most cases are the former??
GI flu: You are correct. Rather than guess go to uptodate. Com and find out. ...Read more
Had stomach flu or food poisoning last tues but felt fine during the wkend. This morning nasea, cold sweat and now bouts of vertigo! What's going on?
Monday illnesses?: It sounds like your symptoms need medical evaluation. They may or may not be related to each other, but your next step would be seeing your doctor. Be well. ...Read more
Bad heartburn/ bloating/ slow digestion after stomach flu. Ate spicy food within 24 hours of getting better. Normal?
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While at the dentist today, the assistant told me she had food poisoning or stomach flu last night. Am I likely to get sick? She breathed all over me.
I ate a little bit of tuna salad last night and I'm still burping it up tonight. Is that normal with food poisoning or stomach flu? What should I do?
No burping does not: No burping is not a sign of food poisoning. Burping is caused by excess air in your stomach, you can try over the counter semithicone which may help with burping and if associated with esophageal reflux you can take Omeprazole or Prevacid (lansoprazole) to neutralize the acid. ...Read more