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How to get rid of stomach flu fast?

How to get rid of stomach flu fast?

Supportive care: Since stomach flu (viral gastroenteritis) is a virus, there's nothing that kills it. However, taking electrolyte-rich fluids, a bland low-sugar/high fat diet, and rest helps with the symptoms and keeps you hydrated. Probiotics also help your intestines recover. I hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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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 can you get rid of the stomach flu?

How can you get rid of the stomach flu?

Wait: There is no cure for the viruses that cause gastroenteritis (stomach flu). The most important thing for you is to keep yourself well hydrated during the time it takes for your body to clear the virus. ...Read more

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Which the quickest way to get rid of a stomach flu?

Which the quickest way to get rid of a stomach flu?

Be gentle w yourself: 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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How long does it really take for you to get rid of a stomach flu?

How long does it really take for you to get rid of a stomach flu?

3-5 days: Assuming you have a true viral gastroenteritis usually 3- 5 days. If any blood in stool or vomit call your doctors immediately. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of stomach flu?

What can I do to get rid of stomach flu?

Nothing: It is a viral infection and must run its course. Can treat symptoms (nausea / diarrhea / muscle aches / fever) to be less miserable. Try to remain hydrated to keep up with fluid losses. Can use chewable anti-nausea medicine for help (like dramamine (dimenhydrinate) / bonine / etc.). See dr if vomiting to point cannot keep liquids down, lightheaded, or bad abdominal pains. ...Read more

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What should be done to get rid of the stomach flu?

What should be done to get rid of the stomach flu?

Go GI Gently: Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. 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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I have a bad migraine and I can't get rid of it I tried every single thing how can I get rid of it?I have the stomach flu too.

I have a bad migraine and I can't get rid of it I tried every single thing how can I get rid of it?I have the stomach flu too.

Migraine: Not clear what you tired, you may need prescription medication for both prophylaxis and during an acute episode based on how often and how bad your problems are. Stomach flu probably self limiting, keep yourself well hydrated. ...Read more

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Can you get rid of the stomach flu without vomiting?

Can you get rid of the stomach flu without vomiting?

Yes: Whether you vomit or not has nothing to due with developing resistance to this infection and clearing it from your body. ...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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Does throwing up get rid of the stomach flu faster? And if your body feels like it is going to throw up but doesn't how do you trigger the process.

Does throwing up get rid of the stomach flu faster? And if your body feels like it is going to throw up but doesn't how do you trigger the process.

No: Vomiting does not resolve a viral illness any faster however, it may make you feel better and resolve the associated nausea. I do not recommend inducing vomiting but in this case, a full glass of warm water will likely speed up the process. ...Read more

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I have had the flu virus, pneumonia, strep throat, and now the stomach flu all within a two month period. Should I be worried that I cant get rid of t?

I have had the flu virus, pneumonia, strep throat, and now the stomach flu all within a two month period. Should I be worried that I cant get rid of t?

More history: Is this a new development? If you have had bouts of pneumonia or sinusitis regularly in the past, you need to have an immune evaluation (allergist). Otherwise you need to just wait and see if this is a recurrent pattern. The stomach "flu" may or may not related to your immune system however. ...Read more

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What is the simplest way to prevent against the stomach flu?

What is the simplest way to prevent against the stomach flu?

Stomach flu: Wash your hands before touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Wash wi warm water & soap for 20 seconds. Hand-sanitizer doesn't kill Norovirus. Use paper towel to turn off faucet & open door when exiting a public restroom. Antiseptic wipes can be used on doorknobs, keyboards & other surfaces if diluted bleach is not available. Wash dishes in dishwasher (vice hand-washing). Clean clothes which may be > ...Read more

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Stomach flu treatment?

Stomach flu treatment?

Gastroenteritis: Start w clear liquid like water, slightly flattened soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids w 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 prevent getting the stomach flu if you have already been exposed to norovirus?

Can you prevent getting the stomach flu if you have already been exposed to norovirus?

No: Stomach flu is usually a layman term for viral enteritis, which may be because of multiple other viruses other than norovirus. Norovirus does not even provide full immunity against itself. ...Read more

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How do I prevent getting the stomach flu?

No guarantee: Best chance for prevention is get a flu shot, stay away from anyone who may have it, use disinfectant often. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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