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How do you treat a stomach virus?

How do you treat a stomach virus?

Treat symptoms only: Viral infections of the intestinal tract are almost always self-limiting. It is important, however, to not become dehydrated. Maintain a high fluid intake, treat nausea and vomiting and diarrhea with agents your doctor can provide. If you are not able to keep things down by mouth you may need intravenous fluids to maintain adequate blood volume, and if you are in doubt about this, see M.D. ...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 to treat stomach virus?

Gastroenteritis.: 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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What happens if you don't get a stomach virus treated? I always have to puke for the past 2 days & can't puke

What happens if you don't get a stomach virus treated? I always have to puke for the past 2 days & can't puke

It will usually: resolve without treatment. According to the CDC, viral gastroenteritis usually has a duration of 1 to 10 days (depending on the specific virus). The average is 1 to 3 days. ...Read more

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How can I treat an upset stomach that's not from stomach virus in

How can I treat an upset stomach that's not from stomach virus in

Nausea remedy: Nausea can be addressed with ginger. Ginger ale. Ginger tea. Crystallized ginger. For ginger tea. Pour boiling water over freshly sliced, organic ginger. Allow to steep for at least 5 minutes in a potted lid. Cool and sip. Acupuncture also works well for nausea. ...Read more

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How properly to treat a 7 yr old with stomach virus, and what should the child be drinking or eating?

How properly to treat a 7 yr old with stomach virus, and what should the child be drinking or eating?

5: Most viral illness are self limiting. If it lasts more than 7-8 days discuss with your doctor. Start with water, pedialyte and then advance to brat diet would be recommended. ...Read more

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Stomach virus. Signs?

Stomach virus. Signs?

Stomach virus signs: Enteric viruses, at least the self-limited kind, typically cause: nausea, queasiness, diarrhea, abdominal cramping. Of course, these are non-specific symptoms that can be attributed to almost any acute insult to the gut (regardless of mild or severe). Persistent symptoms, bleeding, dehydration, unremitting vomiting, progressive abdominal pain deserve immediate medical attention & treatment. ...Read more

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How to cure the stomach virus?

You don't "cure" it: 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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What to do about a stomach virus?

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...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