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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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On day 3 of the stomach flu, my fever has broken as well as my vomiting. I'm feeling very nauseated once i eat. How long until the symptoms subside?

On day 3 of the stomach flu, my fever has broken as well as my vomiting. I'm feeling very nauseated once i eat. How long until the symptoms subside?

You are recovering: It seems you are already recovering from the stomach flu or viral gastritis.Usual course of this condition is 1to3 days and sometimes may take a little longer with early start of clear lquids and meds to stop nausea and vomiting.It may take another couple of days till you feel ok, in my opinion if you still feel sick check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you have a fever from food poisoning? Or it is more likely this is the stomach flu? I'm throwing up and think it was lettuce I ate last night.

Can you have a fever from food poisoning? Or it is more likely this is the stomach flu? I'm throwing up and think it was lettuce I ate last night.

Yes to question: To answer your question MBanks, you can have fever with food poisoning. Lettuce has been a culprit in several food poisoning outbreaks from such bacteria as E. coli and Salmonella for example. You would also have diarrhea with these. If you develop a fever over 101.5 F, have blood in your vomit or bloody diarrhea, or have been vomiting for more than 2 days, you need to see a physician. ...Read more

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Gastroenteritis: fever and mild cramps only symptom, what to do?

Gastroenteritis: fever and mild cramps only symptom, what to do?

Mild gastroenteritis: Can occur. One option: 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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Can you tell me about gastroenteritis with only fever and cramps, what to do?

Can you tell me about gastroenteritis with only fever and cramps, what to do?

GI gentle: You may wish to start with clear liquids 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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Baby has gastroenteritis. Day two & she is worse than yesterday - more discomfort & fussiness, fever 100.5 (none yesterday). Should we go back to dr?

Baby has gastroenteritis. Day two & she is worse than yesterday - more discomfort & fussiness, fever 100.5 (none yesterday). Should we go back to dr?

When in doubt, yes.: If your child is not able to hold down liquids due to vomiting or will not drink, please see your doctor right away. One of the main dangers of gastroenteritis is dehydration in young children. Ricelyte or Pedialyte has electrolytes to replenish what is being lost. Please see if your child will drink one of those products found at the grocery store. ...Read more

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Yesturday Was Diagnosed with GastroEnteritis, Gave prescription Zofran, (ondansetron) Probiotic and Immodium, Still having bad right abd pain and fever btwn 100.7-101.8?

Yesturday Was Diagnosed with GastroEnteritis, Gave prescription Zofran, (ondansetron) Probiotic and Immodium, Still having bad right abd pain and fever btwn 100.7-101.8?

Check appendix: If you have pain in the right lower part of your abdomen and it hurts more when you walk, putting weight on the right ( or when you hop on the left foot, then on the right), you may have early appendicitis and need to go back to the doctor or the ER to make sure it is not that. The low grade fever also fits. Appendicitis will need surgery to take care of. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...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