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Any good way to speed up recovery for gastroenteritis?

Any good way to speed up recovery for gastroenteritis?

Recover: Really all you can do is what grandma always used to say....Rest and get plenty of fluids and wait for your immune system to do the rest! some extra vitamin c couldn't hurt. If symptoms persist or become severe or you become dehydrated you need to see a doctor immediately! ...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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Viral gastroenteritis help? What's the recommending fluids / drinks for fast recovery?

Hydration: Start w clear liquid like water, slightly flattened soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids w bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more

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Why would gastroenteritis recur one week after complete recovery? Symptoms include cramping pain and watery diarrhea. I have been travelling in japan.

Why would gastroenteritis recur one week after complete recovery? Symptoms include cramping pain and watery diarrhea. I have been travelling in japan.

A Japanese bug...: Whenever one travels and eats in a foreign country, their are different types of bacteria, parasites and other organisms that reside normally in the residents of that land (colonization), but are foreign to foreigners. So 'trot' over to your gp, or a gastroenterologist or infectious disease doc. Tests for parasites like giardiasis, pathogenic e. Coli, tapeworm, will likely be done. Happy trails... ...Read more

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I have stomach flu currently,what should i do to ensure a fast recovery?

I have stomach flu currently,what should i do to ensure a fast recovery?

Need full info: Please give more detail to what YOU MEAN by stomach flu. If truly a VIRAL infection then, pretty much you don't decide when it resolves....IT DOES...but you may feel better by staying well hydrated, keep nutrition up, bland/soft diet if necessary, and avoid alcohol, smoking, spicy foods, fatty/greasy foods. If you'd like a private consult to learn more: www.healthtap.com/dr-drsaghafi ...Read more

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I'm underweight (5'3 & 93 lbs). Now I had a stomach flu past 2 days and my weight is 90 lbs, I feel weak, what is the best to eat during recovery?

Food: Continue with a varied diet that contains all elements of foodstuffs. Vegetables, fruits, meats, and concentrated carbohydrates (potatoes, etc.) are the way to go. You may just have to eat more. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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How to know if I still have gastroenteritis?

Symptoms: The symptoms of Stomach Flu (Viral Gastroenteritis) can include: nausea, vomiting, headache, watery bowel movements (not bloody), abdominal cramps and a low fever. According to the CDC, viral gastroenteritis usually has a duration of one to ten days (depending on the specific virus). ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Gastroenteritis (Definition)

Gastroenteritis is a loose term denoting inflammation of the stomach and small ...Read more