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Heartburn After Stomach Flu
Heartburn after having stomach flu, no vomiting only diarrhea, fever and aches. Tums (calcium carbonate) and organic vinager don't help. What would help the heartburn?
Try an H2 blocker: Some people develop heartburn after a stomach flu even without vomiting, because the stomach flu may have caused gastroesophageal reflux, and irritation to the esophagus. I suggest try famotidine 20mg twice a day or ranitidine 150mg twice a day, both are over the counter. In addition, avoid alcohol, caffeine, cigarettes, large meals, and fatty meals. Also, Gaviscon tabs are a wonderful antacid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The flu, otherwise known as influenza, is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, runny nose, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, and coughing. Children with the flu often have nausea and vomiting as well. Some strains of the flu are preventable by getting a yearly flu ...Read more
Bad heartburn/ bloating/ slow digestion after stomach flu. Ate spicy food within 24 hours of getting better. normal?
Can a person get heartburn after a episode os stomach flu? Did not having any vomiting during flu so no esphogus irritation. Tum & vinigar no help
Yes, it's possible : This can happen if you have had a cold, and your nutritional status is reduced, and if you had any alcohol, or other irritants to your stomach. Also if you're not hydrating well, or eating spicy foods, or anything else challenging your digestion, you can easily have heartburn occurring. Digestion is temporarily affected by the stomach flu, so make sure that you are taking probiotics to rebuild your system. ...Read more
Stomach flu: Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip often to prevent dehydration. Work up to solids with bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more
What can stomach flu be from? I have severe cramps, heartburn and gas for the past three days especially after I finish eating
My hubby is having some very bad heartburn after a bout with the stomach flu, he has tried Tums and zantac, (ranitidine) nothing is working. What else can we do?
Have had stomach flu for 5 days. No vomiting but everything else. Should I take PPI to counter BAD heartburn or is acid needed to fight infection?
I've had a stomach flu and now have bad indigestion which is uncomfortable, is there anything I can take or should I just let it run it's course?
Probiotics: Avoid all grains and lentils, milk products for a few weeks at least. Take a good probiotic like MegaFood MegaFlora Plus, daily. Consume plenty of fresh vegetables, flesh foods. Get some sunshine for at least 30 min/day around noon. Alternatively you can take vit D3 5000-10000 Iu/day for expedited recovery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When acid and peptic juices reflux into the esophagus, one might have the sensation of burning or pain under the breast bone. It can radiate up to the throat and down to the region of the solar plexus. Some may describe it as bad 'indigestion' and others may feel like they are ...Read more
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