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Is swine flu related to food poisoning?

Is swine flu related to food poisoning?

No: Diferent symptoms, different set of germs, different mechanism of disease, different means of infection. Swine flu has fever, cough, profound fatigue, transmitted by droplet/respiratory, i.e. Cough, or exposure to virus on surfaces like doorknobs. Food poisoning/gastroenteritis can be viral, bacterial. Usually requires ingestion, but surface exposure can do it too. Wash hands, use purell type. ...Read more

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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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How contagious is a baby with stomach virus and diarrhea symptoms?

How contagious is a baby with stomach virus and diarrhea symptoms?

Quite: Acute viral gastroenteritis generally is highly communicable through bodily secretions. In day care centers this will spread as rapidly as water through a sieve. ...Read more

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Can pedialyte cure vomitting due to stomach flu or virus in adults?

Can pedialyte cure vomitting due to stomach flu or virus in adults?

No: During episodes of diarrhea & vomiting, a body rapidly loses vital minerals and nutrients, which can quickly lead to dehydration. Using pedialyte at the first signs of diarrhea and vomiting can help reduce the risk of dehydration.Pedialyte is an electrolyte replacement beverage and not directly a cure for vomiting. ...Read more

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Can stomach discomfort be stomach flu, virus, anxiety related?

Can stomach discomfort be stomach flu, virus, anxiety related?

It can be all these: Yes it can present as all these symptoms and more. ...Read more

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Upset stomach,nausea,body aches,cough,headache an chills. Stomach flu or influenza?

Upset stomach,nausea,body aches,cough,headache an chills. Stomach flu or influenza?

Hard to say: without running some tests . Best to get treated by your family physician to come to a specific diagnosis and treatment plans . ...Read more

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What is walking pneumonia and stomach flu? Can flu symtoms be from a parasite?

What is walking pneumonia and stomach flu? Can flu symtoms be from a parasite?

See below: Walking pneumonia is a lay term for a case of pneumonia that is relatively mild. The patient is not bed ridden and is able to walk around. Stomach flu is a lay term to describe viral gastroenteritis. It is not caused by parasites. ...Read more

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Flu like symptoms after flu vaccine. Is this contagious?

Flu like symptoms after flu vaccine. Is this contagious?

Depends: If you had the nasal product this is a living virus and you could pass the "vaccine strain" to others.This might produce mild or no symptoms if passed. There is no way that you get or pass the injectable flu vaccine.It is a dead virus.If you had symptoms it is due to a reaction to getting the vaccine, not a flu. ...Read more

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If a person has sharp stomach pains with vomiting + diarrhea but with NO fever, no chills, no fatigue, is it food poisoning or stomach virus?

If a person has sharp stomach pains with vomiting + diarrhea but with NO fever, no chills, no fatigue, is it food poisoning or stomach virus?

Stomach pains V&D: At this time of year stomach viruses and viruses in general can cause vomiting and diarrhea but generally associated with other symptoms like fever, chills aches and fatigue. Food poisoning is also a possibility but will usually only last 24-48 hours. The key here is to stay hydrated - ice chips, water ice, cold flat soda in small amts will help or jello. No diary products. good luck ...Read more

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Is h. Pylori deadly or just causes ulcers? Can someone get fever, chills, aches, like the flu, from an h. Pylori infection?

Is h. Pylori deadly or just causes ulcers? Can someone get fever, chills, aches, like the flu, from an h. Pylori infection?

Ulcers and cancer: H pylori causes ulcers, however, long standing infections are linked to stomach cancer. People usually do not get flu like symptoms from h pylori. ...Read more

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Is strep throat and stomach diarrhea connected ?

Is strep throat and stomach diarrhea connected ?

Strep??: Not usually associated, but definitely possible. Strep affects the back of your throat and can irritate the whole GI tract, so it is sensible that it could cause diarrhea. Just not a common complaint with strep. ...Read more

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Hi, is stomach growling associated with giardia?

Hi, is stomach growling associated with giardia?

Growling - yes: Giardia Lamblia is actually an intestinal infection. The parasite can cause nausea/ vomiting,diarrhea, pale greasy feces, abdominal cramping, ^ gas, bloating as well as gurgling/ growling of abdomen. ...Read more

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Stomach flu can be cured with tamiflu (oseltamivir)?

Stomach flu can be cured with tamiflu (oseltamivir)?

Only if is the flu: Tamiflu (oseltamivir) only treats influenza which at times causes vomiting and diarrhea but more commonly causes fever, muscle aches and sniffles. ...Read more

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Can swine flu be prevented by taking swine flu vaccination?

Can swine flu be prevented by taking swine flu vaccination?

Yes: While no vaccine is 100% effetive, the h1n1 vaccine is highly effective at preventing infection with h1n1 virus, and preventing death and serious illness from h1n1. ...Read more

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24 y/o fm, flu +, tamiflu (oseltamivir) side effect of diarrhea, day 1 menses, 103* temp. Poss kidney pain/cramp, acid bubbles in stomach related to fever reducer?

24 y/o fm, flu +, tamiflu (oseltamivir) side effect of diarrhea, day 1 menses, 103* temp. Poss kidney pain/cramp, acid bubbles in stomach related to fever reducer?

Usual flu s/s: What you are describing are pretty typical influenza signs and symptoms. Even though you are on tamiflu, (oseltamivir) these are not going to disappear today or tomorrow. Tamiflu (oseltamivir) reduces the length of illness by a day or two, but until then, you will feel like you do and run fever as you are. If the urinary symptoms worsen, make sure you have not developed a urinary tract infection on top of things. ...Read more

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Symptoms of stomach flu vs. Symptoms from eating bad food?

Symptoms of stomach flu vs. Symptoms from eating bad food?

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

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


Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more