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How To Get Rid Of A Stomach Flu
Influenza: If you have flu and test positive for it, and symptoms are within 2 days of seeing your doctor, your doctor can prescribe tamiflu, (oseltamivir) an antiviral that shortens the duration of illness. If you have had your symptoms for longer, time will heal. Rest and drink plenty of fluids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stomach Ache Relief: Stomach aches can be caused by several things. Viruses, infections, anxiety, indigestion, reactions to medications If the stomachache just came by itself, try something like AlkaSeltzer, Rolaid or Pepto Bismal and eat soft diet like yogurt, jello and clear fluids until it settles down. Most imes this resolves in 2-3 days. If pain persist, or u have vomiting, fever, get it checked at urgent care ...Read more
If you have the Flu: hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or NSAID’s. Rest A LOT! In some situations antiviral medications (Tamiflu, Relenza, Flumadine) may be prescribed w/n first couple of days of sx’s to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. ...Read more
Lifestyle change +: Start with lifestyle changes that prevent relaxation of the sphincter between the stomach and esophagus. That includes avoiding spicy foods, tomato based foods, chocolates, mints, alcohol, nicotene, etc... Medications such as ppi may be needed. Longstanding heartburn consider undergoing an endoscopy to evaluate your esophagus. Talk to your md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Time: All the medications that have been put forward to target cold viruses (not influenza) have not surprisingly proved lame and worse than the disease. Best rx's is Pseudoephedrine used judiciously and briefly, something like iboprofen for pain, and plenty of water to keep the pain meds from slowing down kidney function and keeping the chest secretions moist and flowing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Change to liquid: I had one patient who responded to a switch from Lithium Carbonate to lithium citrate, the liquid form. Using liquid allows you to precisely titrate the dose so that you can increase the dose in smaller increments. She was able to go back to the pills or capsules once she had become accustomed to her lithium dose in the citrate form. ...Read more
Surgery: The more common form of stomach cancer, adenocarcinoma is usually treated with surgery if possible, followed sometimes by chemotherapy and radiation depending on pathology findings. Gastrointestinal stromal tumors are also treated upfront with surgery if resectable. Lymphomas can also occur in stomach, and while surgery is sometimes utilized, primary chemotherapy and radiation therapy are options. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Homeopathy: If you are talking about true influrnza, nothing gets rid of it quickly. The most reliable treatment is about 50 grams of vit c given IV but few docs offer this. Sambucol, an elderberry extract, is proven to help. Avoid tamiflu- barely helps, serious side effects! my favorite treatment is homeopathy- the right remedy can be magic! for help finding it see: http://www.Flusolution.Net/remedies.Htm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on the cause: There are many causes for stomach aches. If it is first thing in the morning or after a heavy meal, it could be due to acid reflux, and therefore taking an antacid can help. You may also be constipated, in which case taking a laxative can help. Lactose intolerance can cause a stomach ache, and avoiding dairy products can help. Ginger ale- with the fizz taken out can, in genr4eal, help a stomach ac ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosis...: In order to treat a chronic cough, it is necessary to identify the etiology of the cough. Various possibilities include bronchospasm, gerd, post-nasal drip, etc. And these possibilities all have different treatments. So, see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. If you smoke, smoking cessation is needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Etiology?: In order to get rid of a cough, you must first have the etiolgy of the cough diagnosed. Possible etiologies of cough include acute bronchitis, bronchospasm of any kind, sinusitis, gerd or even a combination of factors and all these diagnoses have different treatments. So, see your doctor so your cough can be diagnosed and treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Simethicone: Avoid foods or increased amounts of food that seem to cause bloating. You can eliminate a food at a time to fingure this out. Otherwise, make sure that with meals, you take a simethicone containing medication to disperse the gas. You may need to slow down your eating and drinking. Often times, people swallow lots of air with rapid eating (swallowing) and drinking. Put fork down between bites. ...Read more
If over a few days,: See a doc. It may not be anything serious, but if it is it can be very bad to let it go on for long. Becoming dehydrated is not at all a good idea and that can happen quickly. For the first day or two, you can try over-the-counter remedies (ask the druggist) and eat or avoid certain foods - eat bananas, blueberries, rice, toast, yogurt, tea - avoid dairy, fatty & sweet foods. But see a doc soon! ...Read more
Not a DIY project: You need professional help to determine the cause of the pain (cavity, infection, abscess, fracture, hyper function, etc.) and then to select the correct rx to treat the problem. Can't do this yourself. Otc pain relievers will only take the edge off temporarily as the underlying problem worsens. Please call a professional, call a dentist, and have your problem evaluated and then treated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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