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How often can you get the stomach flu in one month?

How often can you get the stomach flu in one month?

Depends: It obviosly depends on what you are calling "stomach flu". I suppose that it is vomiting and diarrhea. I can guarantee that it is far from normal and does need further investigation. I would guess that this is not an infection at all and is a direct reflection of a lousy diet. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Flu (Definition)

The flu, otherwise known as influenza, is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, runny nose, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, and coughing. Children with the flu often have nausea and vomiting as well. Some strains of the flu are preventable by getting a yearly flu ...Read more


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A baby who had the stomach flu 6 days ago spat on my face and now I'm really worried. Can I get sick from it? He seems fine, no one else has got sick

A baby who had the stomach flu 6 days ago spat on my face and now I'm really worried. Can I get sick from it? He seems fine, no one else has got sick

Probably not: Baby stomach flu is usually from viruses and children are more susceptible. Adults are usually not affected even after exposure. Even if u get it, shd be very mild. Not much to be worried about. ...Read more

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Can i get the stomach flu if i already got it 4 months ago?

Can i get the stomach flu if i already got it 4 months ago?

Yes: There are many different viruses that cause the stomach flu. So you can get it again, or at least something just like it. ...Read more

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Why kids get stomach flu. What to do . Kid is 1 year and 2 months?

Why kids get stomach flu. What to do . Kid is 1 year and 2 months?

This is a probably: a viral illness which any child or adult can get. The treatment will depend on the exact symptoms. At that age I would call her pediatrician to discuss further. If she is vomiting, let her stomach rest for an hour or 2, then start sips of clear fluids like Pedialyte. Make sure she is having wet diapers ...but again, please call her doctor. ...Read more

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I get gas every time I eat. This has been happening since I got the stomach flu 6 months ago. I couldn't drink milk for a while also. What is this?

Gut bacteria: Digestion problems after a recent illness may be due to alterations of the natural bacteria in the gut. This can occur due to antibiotics taken for an infection or the infection itself. Typically the natural bacteria will repopulate over time however taking a good quality probiotic supplement may help. ...Read more

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I breastfeed my 9 month old and I have severe diarreha and nausea, what can I take to get rid of this stomach flu?

I breastfeed my 9 month old and I have severe diarreha and nausea, what can I take to get rid of this stomach flu?

Ideally - nothing: Usually acute gastroenteritis presenting as diarrhea and nausea is of viral etiology and resolves by itself over 48-72 hrs. Antibiotics do not help- you should however maintain hydration, especially as you are breast feeding- you can eat bananas, soft rice- these are binding. Yogurt is also good- avoid fruit juices in diarrhea as the high sugar content can make the diarrhea worse. ...Read more

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Every 2 months I get severe nausea & vomiting. All tests are 'normal'. Doc says its just bad luck w/ stomach flu. Could there be another cause?

Every 2 months I get severe nausea & vomiting. All tests are 'normal'. Doc says its just bad luck w/ stomach flu. Could there be another cause?

Sure: Guy or gal? If gal, could be related to hormones, menses, ovulation (perhaps just from one of the ovaries, thus every other month). Check timing of symptoms with menstrual cycle. Could be cyclic vomiting syndrome; could be other triggers for the symptoms, could even be migraine related. Could be other stuff too. Keep looking. ...Read more

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I have been dealing with stomach issues for over 5 months now. It started last February with the stomach flu, and since then I have had pain in my stomach and throat. I ended up going to the ER at one point because of the pain, and also my eyelid was dr

I have been dealing with stomach issues for over 5 months now.  It started last February with the stomach flu, and since then I have had pain in my stomach and throat.  I ended up going to the ER at one point because of the pain, and also my eyelid was dr

See your doctor.: We don't have enough detail here to make educated guesses about the cause of your pain, but if it has been going on for about five months now, you should see your general medical doctor to begin a work up of the pain. If it has been going on this long, I would not delay. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you get the stomach flu from playing basketball with someone who just has the flu?

Can you get the stomach flu from playing basketball with someone who just has the flu?

Flu & basketball: Possibly. It all depends on whether the sick person (who is unwisely playing basketball) coughs on you, which is likely, particularly if you are guarding him or rebounding against him. I doubt that such a person would be wearing a mask. My advice would be to pass on the experience. ...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


Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Gastroenteritis (Definition)

Gastroenteritis is a loose term denoting inflammation of the stomach and small ...Read more