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My 4 year old just got over the stomach flu and now has a rash all over his entire body that looks like goosebumps and is itchy. What could this be?

My 4 year old just got over the stomach flu and now has a rash all over his entire body that looks like goosebumps and is itchy. What could this be?

Most likely...: After a viral infection which seems this was the case a rash could appear. In some cases it could be itchy and you can use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) OTC to relieve symptoms of itching. If he looks sick take him to see his doctor. ...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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How long does diarrhea and vomiting associated with gastroenteritis last?

How long does diarrhea and vomiting associated with gastroenteritis last?

It depends on cause: Most viral gastroenteritis last an average of 3 days, some may last up to a week. The most important thing to consider is how well hydrated the child is, and if the child is able to keep fluids down. Be familiar with signs of dehydreation and consult your docor. ...Read more

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How long does metallic taste in mouth associated with gastroenteritis last?

How long does metallic taste in mouth associated with gastroenteritis last?

Cure gastroenteritis: I believe you may have answered your own question. You may have the metallic, burning, sour, taste till you get your problem taken care of. See your gastroenterologist, I forsee Nexium (esomeprazole) or something possibly on your horizon. ...Read more

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How long does gastroenteritis usually last?

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

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Incredibly dizzys so my question is how long will this last and do I have gastroenteritis?

Incredibly dizzys so my question is how long will this last and do I have gastroenteritis?

Can not answer: Your questions w available information. 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

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How long does gastroenteritis last? Can loose stools continue after 9 days?

How long does gastroenteritis last? Can loose stools continue after 9 days?

Well: Yeah It can last one to 10 or 12 days. Sometimes intestines are affected and a person can have some symptoms for two or three weeks even. If you're having abdominal pain fever or blood in your stool be signs to be concerned. For specific diagnosis treatment see a doctor in person or make a HealthTap visit ...Read more

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How long will the abdominal cramps from gastroenteritis last?

Gastroenteritis: 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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Child has blood on poop for a month after having gastroenteritis, how long does this symptom last?

Child has blood on poop for a month after having gastroenteritis, how long does this symptom last?

See your doctor: This is not normal. Your child needs to see their physician to be evaluated and have stool studies done. ...Read more

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How to stop vomitting? How long does gastroenteritis (stomach flu) last and how to keep energized and hydrated?

Depends: If its moderate nausea then oral agents like Compazine (prochlorperazine) can be used. If even pills can't stay down rectal compazine (prochlorperazine). Once this calms the nausea use this as an oppurtunity to take in ice chips. Don't over do it. If you push too hard you will only throw up again and will progressively get more dehydrated. ...Read more

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Normally, how long would the stomach flu normally last for?

1 to 10 days: According to the cdc, viral gastroenteritis usually has a duration of one to ten days (depending on the specific virus). ...Read more

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How long can the stomach flu last in kids?

Longer in Kids: Acute gastroenteritis symptoms typically last longer in younger children. Avoid high sugar drinks and encourage complex carbohydrate foods while your child has diarrhea. ...Read more

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On average, how long will a stomach flu last?

On average, how long will a stomach flu last?

Depends: Some viral infections last 24 hours, others 1 week. Sometimes the virus is cleared, but symptoms linger at a lower intensity and frequency for weeks to months. Symptoms lasting longer than 2 to 4 weeks should be evaluated by a health care provider. ...Read more

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Help please? How long does a stomach flu last?

That depends....: According to the cdc, viral gastroenteritis usually has a duration of 1 to 10 days (depending on the specific virus). ...Read more

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How long can a stomach flu last after catching it?

See below: Most of the time your symptoms will resole within a week. However, I have seen diarrhea from a viral gastroenteritis last for 6 weeks. ...Read more

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How long can the stomach flu last and not hurt you?

How long can the stomach flu last and not hurt you?

A few days or more: Most stomach viruses last a few days. A few such as rota virus can last a week or longer. Regardless of duration, if a stomach virus makes you dehydrated that can hurt you. And if you are vomiting green bile, or blood, or have bloody diarrhea, or severe stomach pains, you should see a doctor right away. ...Read more

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How long does a stomach flu last if viral?

How long does a stomach flu last if viral?

CDC says:: According to the cdc, viral gastroenteritis usually has a duration of one to ten days (depending on the specific virus). ...Read more

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How long dies the stomach flu last in a 5 month old?

1-2 weeks: Usually a stomach virus will give you 1-2 days of vomiting, but the diarrhea can last 2 weeks. Make sure you maintain hydration. Urinating 3 x in a 24 hour period is a good sign. ...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


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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more