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


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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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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 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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What are common causes of gastroenteritis (stomach flu)?

What are common causes of gastroenteritis (stomach flu)?

Several : This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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How to stop vomitting? How long does gastroenteritis (stomach flu) last and how to keep energized and hydrated?

How to stop vomitting? How long does gastroenteritis (stomach flu) last and how to keep energized and hydrated?

Depends: If its moderate nausea then oral agents like Compazine can be used. If even pills can't stay down rectal compazine. Once this calms the nausea use this as an oppurtunity to take in ice chips. Dont over do it . If you push too hard you will only throw up again and will progressively get more dehydrated. ...Read more

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Help on "stomach flu" or viral gastroenteritis please! on the road without meds?

Flu on the road: Stomach flu. If you're on the road, i will assume you have access to a drug store at least for over-the-counter medications. For nausea, otc antihismanines like dramamine or Meclizine should help. For the diarrhea, otc immodium works very well. Otherwise, drink plenty of fluids, rest, and eat as much of a healthy diet as you can (you will recover faster). Tylenol for fever. ...Read more

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