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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 long can the stomach flu last in kids?

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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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 dies the stomach flu last in a 5 month old?

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

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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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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 should these symptoms of stomach flu last in a healthy 25 year old?

How long should these symptoms of stomach flu last in a healthy 25 year old?

VIRAL INFECTION: Viral infections are self limited to a few days to a week. Make sure patient does not become dehydrated. ...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 does stomach flu last for and no longer be contagious?

How long does stomach flu last for and no longer be contagious?

Likely 1-2 weeks.: These illnesses usually have an incubation period of 3-6 days, are symptomatic for 3-4 days, and resolve by 1 week. ...Read more

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I've had the stomach flu for 5 days now & I haven't been able to eat much. How long will this sickness & my inability to eat 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. Start with clear liquids and work up. ...Read more

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How long does stomach flu last? Been 3 days it feels like I have a huge knot in my stomach. I'm hypoglycemic. Hardly can eat crackers without pain.

Gastroenteritis: According to the cdc, viral gastroenteritis usually has a duration of one to ten days (depending on the specific virus). Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. 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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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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Had stomach flu from Wednesday to Friday. Still feel nauseous and it's now Monday the next week. How long does nausea last after stomach flu?

Had stomach flu from Wednesday to Friday. Still feel nauseous and it's now Monday the next week. How long does nausea last after stomach flu?

Ans: Probably time to see your doctor and don't forget to check a pregnancy test. You need to start feeling better. The flu like symptoms can last for a bit but time to get eating and hydrating. ...Read more

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How long does vomiting last with stomach flu?

How long does vomiting last with stomach flu?

Variable: This usually should resolve by 3-5 days, but may persist a day or two longer depending on the cause and your individual immune status. If it persists longer or you are becoming dehydrated see a doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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Had the stomach flu and also experienced lower back/kidney pain during that time. Been 4 days, is this normal and how long will it last?

Had the stomach flu and also experienced lower back/kidney pain during that time. Been 4 days, is this normal and how long will it last?

No: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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My 10 month old baby has stomach flu how long or days should the diahrrea last and all the sympthoms? She's in playful but don't eat 2 too much formula

Stomach "flu": (viral) usually last 24-48 hours. Keep baby hydrated with sips of pedialyte/formula/
watered down juice. Since she's playful, symptoms should rapidly subside. Bacterial gastroenteritis' symptoms may be more severe & last longer so that medical intervention may be needed to prevent dehydration. Braty diet (banana, rice, applesauce, toast, yogurt) may help, too. ...Read more

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How long does vomiting last after stomach flu for 2 year old only does it at night?

How long does vomiting last after stomach flu for 2 year old only does it at night?

1-2 weeks: With a stomach flu or gastroenteritis, the nervous impulses to the gut can be mixed up. Flow though the tract can be irregular causing cramping and sometimes delayed emptying of the stomach. Night-only vomiting is usually related to poor flow and overfilling of the stomach. This limited vomiting does not usually lead to dehydration. Call dr if the vomiting worsens, is pine green or worsens. ...Read more

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Had the stomach flu" for 4 days (vomiting /diarehea are gone) but still feel so incredibly weak & just not right - how long does this typically last?

Depends: Everyone is different, and react to illnessess differently too. The norovirus is more virulent, and may cause you to be feeling week for 3-7 days. If you are generally healthy, keep your fluids and electrolytes up, slowly get back to a normal diet, and you should start feeling better in the next day or two. If not beter after 7 days, see your dr. For an evaluation to be safe. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have had severe diarreha and nausea for 5 days, does the stomach flu usually last this long or should I go have myself seen by a doctor?

I have had severe diarreha and nausea for 5 days, does the stomach flu usually last this long or should I go have myself seen by a doctor?

See your doc: Severe diarrhea and nausea for 5 days is too long. See your doc to find the cause and to see if you are getting dehydrated. Here is a good resource link for you. Good luck.

http://www. Uptodate. Com/contents/patient-information-acute-diarrhea-in-adults. ...Read more

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Dyspepsia after stomach flu 2 months ago. Dexilant 60 mg for 2 weeks. Zantac 300mg at night. How long for Dexilant work 24/7? How long dyspepsia last?

Dyspepsia after stomach flu 2 months ago. Dexilant 60 mg for 2 weeks. Zantac 300mg at night. How long for Dexilant work 24/7? How long dyspepsia last?

Dyspepsia: Are your symptoms related to reflux or hyperacidity? If so, these medications should offer relief quickly. If you're referring to postmeal bloating and belching or bile reflux, they may not be effective. Try following a bland, fat free diet, avoid alcohol, caffeine, nicotine and take mylanta 1/2 hour after meals and at bedtime. Take either deliant or zantac daily. See a gastroenterologist as neede ...Read more

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My voice is hoarse and it is very painful to swallow anything after throwing up yesterday from stomach flu. What caused it how long would it last?

My voice is hoarse and it is very painful to swallow anything after throwing up yesterday from stomach flu. What caused it how long would it last?

Stomach acid: Vomiting causes the contents of the stomach to be regurgitated back up the esophagus, into the throat and mouth. The stomach contains a fair amount of acid in order to help digest food. When you vomit, this acid comes up as well, and vomiting repeatedly can irritate the esophagus and throat, which is likely what you are experiencing. Time will help but can try an anesthetic like chloraseptic too. ...Read more

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Dyspepsia after stomach flu 2 months ago. Stomach burning and burping. Tried Protonix. Now on Dexilant 60 mg 2x a day. How long does dyspepsia last?

Dyspepsia after stomach flu 2 months ago. Stomach burning and burping. Tried Protonix. Now on Dexilant 60 mg 2x a day. How long does dyspepsia last?

Depends on cause.: At this point, it's safe to say that your symptoms are refractory to the PPI (Protonix and Dexilant). At this point, your "dyspepsia" deserves investigation with formal testing. ...Read more

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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


Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more