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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

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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I've been hit with gastroenteritis. I've seen conflicting information on wether yogurt is good or bad to eat. Also wonder if I should take Pepto.

I've been hit with gastroenteritis. I've seen conflicting information on wether yogurt is good or bad to eat. Also wonder if I should take Pepto.

Pepto-OK: Yogurt may be hard to digest. I suggest a clear fluid diet as follows:
NO SOLID FOODS FOR 48 HOURS
Force fluids: 8-10 glasses/day:
Electrolyte rich fluids- Gatorade, Powerade, Vitamin Water
Protein rich fluids: broth bullion, consume.
AVOID ALL CITRUS JUICES: orange, grapefruit, pineapple, cranberry etc.
Avoid all aspirin, Advil, Aleve (naproxen) (NSAIDS).
If not improving go to private physician or ER. ...Read more

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Are sport drinks a good electrolyte supplementation for my child with gastroenteritis?

Are sport drinks a good electrolyte supplementation for my child with gastroenteritis?

No: These generally have an excess amount of sugar that can actually worsen the process. I have occasionally used gateraid diluted half & half with water in older kids (>6m).I use pedialyte in most. ...Read more

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If you have gastroenteritis does it destroy all your good gut bacteria?

Unlikely: While a gastroenteritis can cause you to clear much of your bowel flora, it is very difficult at best to clear out "all" of them. ...Read more

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Brat diet for 14 days with viral gastroenteritis is this good? And still do not feel too god maybe because of the lack if nutrients in the diet.

Brat diet for 14 days with viral gastroenteritis is this good? And still do not feel too god maybe because of the lack if nutrients in the diet.

Gastroenteritis: 14 days with gastro? Are you sure of your diagnosis? Usually simple "stomach bugs" don't last that long. My usual recommendation is to push fluids for the first 24 hrs, then when adding food back to follow "BRAT" diet for another 24-48 hrs. I suggest a visit to your doctor for a thorough assessment of what is going on. Good luck! ...Read more

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I believe I've got serratia-gastroenteritis. I don't have diarrhea or vomiting. Would taking magnesium citrate be good to flush it all out?

I believe I've got serratia-gastroenteritis. I don't have diarrhea or vomiting. Would taking magnesium citrate be good to flush it all out?

No: Why do you think you have gastroenteritis? Why do you think serratia is causing whatever symptoms you have? If you do not have diarrhea or vomiting, then what DO you have???? If you think you are sick, stop fooling around and see a health pro. ...Read more

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Why do I get frequent viral infections?, blood test and urine test came back good. I get 1-2 colds a month and had gastroenteritis in march

Why do I get frequent viral infections?, blood test and urine test came back good. I get 1-2 colds a month and had gastroenteritis in march

Infectious Dis. Eval: Although your life style may be related to your frequent colds, for example, being with young children who are sick or being a teacher and being exposed to children who should have remained at home because they have colds, I would advise an infectious disease specialist. The latter can give you a much more extensive evaluation of your immune status profile. Blood test not enough. ...Read more

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would Tums (calcium carbonate) help my stomach I have gone to a gastroenteritis doctor, and he suggested algn buts I heard its not good and can hurt ones stomach.?

would Tums (calcium carbonate) help my stomach I have gone to a gastroenteritis doctor, and he suggested algn buts I heard its not good and can hurt ones stomach.?

Medical Advice: So you went to a Gastroenterologist who went to 4 years of medical school, three years of Internal Medicine Residency and then did a three year fellowship in GI. He gave you advice on what to do for your stomach. You heard somewhere that what he suggested may hurt your stomach. Who told you this false information? I would go with the person that has 10 years of medical training after college. ...Read more

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Is vernors good for the stomach flu?

Is vernors good for the stomach flu?

Ginger: Ginger has been shown to have various health benefits and studies show it to be beneficial for the treatment of nausea / vomiting, depending on the cause. Vernon ginger ale may or may not help, but fresh ginger tea or crystallized ginger is healthier and likely to be more effective. ...Read more

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What's a good way to adjust to normal foods after stomach flu?

What's a good way to adjust to normal foods after stomach flu?

Working up w foods: 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

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Is there a good way to make the stomach flu shorter in duration?

Is there a good way to make the stomach flu shorter in duration?

You must be very: Gentle with your GI tract. 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. Some stomach virus infections have a longer duration than others. ...Read more

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Is there a good way to make stomach flu and or sickness go away fast! (home remedies, etc.)?

Is there a good way to make stomach flu and or sickness go away fast! (home remedies, etc.)?

GI track Gentleness.: You tx sxs only. It will run it's course. 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

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What to do if I have the stomach flu and I rally want to eat hot cheetos. Bad or good idea?

What to do if I have the stomach flu and I rally want to eat hot cheetos. Bad or good idea?

Hold off on spicey: Stuff for now. 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

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Caught stomach flu 4 days ago. Not vomiting anymore. Good appetite, fiber, drink lot of water. Really bloated, no bowel movements since 2 days! Feel bad?

Caught stomach flu 4 days ago. Not vomiting anymore. Good appetite, fiber, drink lot of water. Really bloated, no bowel movements since 2 days! Feel bad?

Takes time: "Stomach flu" takes some time to get over. It is common to not have a BM for a few days as there is not much left in the intestines. A bland diet will reduce the bloating. Slowly start adding fiber as the bloating improves. ...Read more

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What is gastroenteritis?

Gastroenteritis: Gastroenteritis is a condition in which there is a combination of nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and abdominal pain. It can be caused by a variety of viral, bacterial and parasitic pathogens. The causative agent for most cases of gastroenteritis is never isolated and the responsible agent never diagnosed.
http://patient. Info/doctor/gastroenteritis-in-adults-and-older-children ...Read more

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What is gastroenteritis?

What is gastroenteritis?

Is the fancy name: For "stomach flu". It's an infection, usually viral that results in vomiting or diarrhea. ...Read more

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Can sex spread gastroenteritis?

Usually Yes.: Any exchange of body fluid can potentially increase one's risk for an infection. If either you or your partner is sick, I would advise to take a break until everyone is better. ...Read more

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Can you die from gastroenteritis?

Yes: Rotavirus group a is the leading cause of viral gastroenteritis worldwide. It causes a dehydrating diarrhea in infants and young children. More than a half-million infants and young children worldwide die of rotavirus gastroenteritis each year (parashar et al, 2009). Fatalities from viral gastroenteritis are more likely to occur in those at the extremes of age or the immunocompromised. ...Read more

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What causes gastroenteritis usually?

What causes gastroenteritis usually?

Germ invasion: The gut viruses are spread through saliva & end up on a variety of surfaces like door knobs or shopping carts & live for hours or days. The average adult will pass germs from their contaminated fingers to their face or mouth several times per hour. These germs invade the lining of your gut & cause symptoms. Some bacteria can enter the same way & cause the same sx. Frequent handwasing can reduce this. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get gastroenteritis?

Yes: It is a common illness caused by a virus that has no specific cure. Fortunately, gastroenteritis is self-limited and resolves without specific treatment. Treatment is supportive and symptom directed. ...Read more

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How long does gastroenteritis usually last?

Depends on the cause: But given the fact that the majority of all gastroenteritis cases are caused by viruses, in someone with a healthy immune system, viral gastroenteritis usually lasts somewhere between 4-10 days. Bacterial and toxin-mediated illness can be longer or shorter, depending on the cause. ...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