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Handling Stomach Flu Condition
Steps to take: If you have mucus in your stools.Referral for colonoscopy /sigmoidoscopy if you have rectal bleeding, night time abdominal pain, weight loss, anemia.If you have mucus +diarrhea-stool cultures to rule out GI infection.Lactose intolerance shd be considered to modify diet, need also to rule out celiac , ibs (inflammatory bowel disease), usually with yellow mucus.Be sure to see your doctor. ...Read more
Probably a dumb question, but I take two doses of ODT Zofran daily due to disease and nausea. Does this help protect me from vomiting from stomach flu?
Not Dumb! It helps.: Zofran helps with nausea and vomiting from many causes. So if you are taking it for chronic nausea, it will also affect the nausea from an acute gastroenteritis (stomach bug). It's a good question! Zofran treats symptoms: nausea and vomiting, not the cause of them. These symptoms can have many causes, which Zofran does not correct. ...Read more
How likely is it i will get stomach flu? A few people at work have been sick but i haven't been in contact with them. I have been washing my hands.
It depends: The term stomach flu is confusing. Influenza is an infection of the respiratory tract. Illnesses that effect your stomach are different viruses or bacteria. That matters because they spread differently. The most important thing is wash your hands anytime after you have touched things that others handle and before you touch your face or handle food. Beyond that you get sick from contaminated food. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: If you can handle it, go for it. ...Read more
I'm coming back from being sick with a respiratory bug to an office full of people who have the stomach flu. How can I prevent getting sick with this?
Can gastro/gastroenteritis/stomach flu cause a miscarriage even if i keep well hydrated? My daughter just brought home stomach flu from daycare!
Stomach flu: You can protect yourself by making sure you wash your hands with soap and water when you handle your daughter. ...Read more
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