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My voice is hoarse and it is very painful to swallow anything after throwing up yesterday from stomach flu. What caused it how long would it last?

My voice is hoarse and it is very painful to swallow anything after throwing up yesterday from stomach flu. What caused it how long would it last?

Stomach acid: Vomiting causes the contents of the stomach to be regurgitated back up the esophagus, into the throat and mouth. The stomach contains a fair amount of acid in order to help digest food. When you vomit, this acid comes up as well, and vomiting repeatedly can irritate the esophagus and throat, which is likely what you are experiencing. Time will help but can try an anesthetic like chloraseptic too. ...Read more

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Stomach Flu (Definition)

Stomach flu is also known as Gastroenteritis. Typical symptoms of a "stomach flu" included vomiting and diarrhea. Another name ...Read more


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Treating the Stomach Flu (Checklist)

See a doctor if you are vomiting/stooling uncontrollably
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Hydrate yourself to keep up with your losses. Water is best.
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Practice good hand washing to help prevent spread of stomach viruses
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Diagnosed with Gastroenteritis two days ago. Frequent diarrhea and bad stomach cramps. Prescribed anaspaz, not doing much. In severe pain. What to do?

Diagnosed with Gastroenteritis two days ago. Frequent diarrhea and bad stomach cramps. Prescribed anaspaz, not doing much. In severe pain. What to do?

Try probiotics...: Try adding a good quality probiotic of at least 50 billion cfu and a large variety of bacterial organisms. This will aid in repopulating the gut with healthy bacteria needed for proper function. If it continues consult with a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Would tylenol be effective for stomach pain from food poisoning/gastroenteritis? The pain feels constant, not cramping. If not what would? Can't sleep

Would tylenol be effective for stomach pain from food poisoning/gastroenteritis? The pain feels constant, not cramping. If not what would? Can't sleep

Are you sure?: This pain may not be what you think it is, and it would be better for you to write a list of all your symptoms and the times and relationships to other events (food, positioning, stools, etc.) and take it with you to a doctor and be examined. This pain is disturbing as you describe it and seems as if it deserves further attention. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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Preventing the Flu (Checklist)

Get plenty of sleep
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Avoid contact with sick people
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Avoid touching your face before washing your hands
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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.

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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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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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. ...Read more

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