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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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6 days since onset of gastroenteritis and stomach still feels uneasy...Still not eating much and what i eat is bland...Should i be eating more normal?

6 days since onset of gastroenteritis and stomach still feels uneasy...Still not eating much and what i eat is bland...Should i be eating more normal?

Should be better: In most cases gastroenteritis should improve within 48 hours, certainly in 72 hours. If you have not yet done so, consult with your pcp. He or she will likely run tests including but not limited to stool exam. If this is a recurrent issue, you may need to consider your diet and avoiding certain types of food groups. Example: avoidance of lactose or gluten are common culprits with many patients. ...Read more

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I discovered this past sunday, i came down with gastroenteritis. As of this morning, my stomach feels a litte better, but i spen I am a 58 year old male.

I discovered this past sunday, i came down with gastroenteritis. As of this morning, my stomach feels a litte better, but i spen I am a 58 year old male.

Acute : Acute gastroenteritis usually lasts about 7 days, with the symptoms progressively improving over the course. If you are starting to feel better then you are on your way to a full recovery. Make sure you maintain adequate hydration and eat a bland diet until you are completely better. If your symptoms return or worsen consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of gastroenteritis? I have a constant turning stomach which is very painful and I feel sick and I have had diarrhoea

What are symptoms of gastroenteritis? I have a constant turning stomach which is very painful and I feel sick and I have had diarrhoea

Sx's: Gastroenteritis symptoms may include: diarrhea , nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps/pain, headaches, muscular aches & pains as well as fever (low grade). Bloody stools are not usually associated with gastroenteritis. According to the CDC, viral gastroenteritis usually has a duration of 1 to 10 days (depending on the specific virus). The average is 1 to 3 days. ...Read more

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Can I give econorm to my five n half year old child on empty stomach as he is suffering from loosemotions(acute gastroenteritis)do I have to give h an?

Can I give econorm to my five n half year old child on empty stomach as he is suffering from loosemotions(acute gastroenteritis)do I have to give h an?

OK to give econorm: with liquids but without food unless he is vomiting. With any diarrhea illness, but sure to give adequate fluids to prevent dehydration. Best fluids are electrolyte solutions that have sodium and very low levels of sugar. ...Read more

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What is acute gastroenteritis? Stomach/intestine trouble?

What is acute gastroenteritis? Stomach/intestine trouble?

Gastroenteritis is: usually a viral illness (but can be bacterial) affecting GI tract. Sx's: diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps/pain, headaches, muscular aches, pains & fever (low grade). Bloody stools are not usually associated with gastroenteritis. According to the CDC, viral gastroenteritis usually has a duration of 1 to 10 days (depending on the specific virus). Average is 1 to 3 days. ...Read more

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What can I do to cure gastroenteritis (my stomach flu)?

What can I do to cure gastroenteritis (my stomach flu)?

Fluid replacement: There is no "cure"for a viral gastroenteritis. The important thing is to keep up with fluid losses--usually staring with small volumes of fluid and increasing as tolerated. Food and fluid if diarrhea is the problem. If that does not work, IV fluids may be needed, or an anti-emetic, such as zofran (ondansetron). ...Read more

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How long will the abdominal cramps from gastroenteritis last?

Gastroenteritis: According to the CDC, viral gastroenteritis usually has a duration of 1 to 10 days (depending on the specific virus). The average is 1 to 3 days. ...Read more

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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


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