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How to get the stomach flu out of your system?

How to get the stomach flu out of your system?

Your Immune System: Most stomach illness are caused by viruses that your body's immune system will fight off. The "out of your" system philosophy may come from advice by medical professionals not to treat diarrhea aggressivley. This recommendation is not made because the diarrhea "gets it out of your system" but rather because of side effects of some of those anti-diarrhea medicines. ...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 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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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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How to get over the flu quickly?

How to get over the flu quickly?

Influenza: F 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 within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. ...Read more

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How to get rid of the flu quickly?

How to get rid of the flu quickly?

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 more

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How to get rid of the flu fast?

How to get rid of the flu fast?

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

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Can you tell me how to prevent the stomach flu in college?

Can you tell me how to prevent the stomach flu in college?

To avoid stomach: Flu: Wash your hands before touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Wash w/ 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. ...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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How to get rid of stomach ache and diarrhea (maybe norovirus?)?

How to get rid of stomach ache and diarrhea (maybe norovirus?)?

Time: Time hydration antinausea and anticramping medications pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) apple pectin and peppermint oil may help. The critical importance of fluid fluids fluids can't be minimized. The otc medication "complete relief" will help as well. It is very contagious btw! ...Read more

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How can you get rid of the flu quickly?

How can you get rid of the flu quickly?

Flu treatment: If you can see a doctor quickly (within the first 72 hours of symptoms) you can get a prescription for a medication like tamiflu or relenza, (zanamivir) which should shorten the period of symptoms by about 1-2 days. ...Read more

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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

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Need to know do you get the flu from the flu shot?

Need to know do you get the flu from the flu shot?

Not from injection: The injected flu vaccine is a killed derivative of flu germs. You cannot get flu from dead viruses.The nasal spray is a weakened flu germ & rarely someone can have a flu like process with that weakened material. ...Read more

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Can I get the flu from the flu vaccine?

Can I get the flu from the flu vaccine?

No!: No, the flu shot is a dead vaccination and not able to pass infection. There is no live virus there to cause infection and therefore zero percent chance of this occuring. The nasal flu vaccine, on the other hand, is a live virus vaccine. However, it is engineered to die at body temperature and therefore not able to cause significant illness. It may cause runny nose and congestion but not full flu. ...Read more

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Can I get the flu from the flu shot?

No: No. The flu shot does not always work so you may end up getting the flu despite getting the vaccine. Also the flu shot does not prevent you from getting a really bad cold. But the flu shot does help reduce your chances of getting the flu which at best is a miserable illness to have and at worst can result in hospitalization or death. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a flu soon?

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 more

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How long does it take to get the stomach flu after being exposed to it?

How long does it take to get the stomach flu after being exposed to it?

Depends: Norovirus is the most common viral cause of "stomach flu" or gastroenteritis. Exposure can result in illness within 24 hours. Other causes of gastroenteritis like bacteria can take several days. Handwashing and food safety can help prevent spread of illnesses like these. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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What can I do to treat the flu without getting a flu shot?

What can I do to treat the flu without getting a flu shot?

Influenza: The flu shot will not help you get rid of flu once you have it. It is used in preventing you catching the flu strain for this year. Once you are diagnosed with influenza, your doctor may put you on tamiflu (oseltamivir) to reduce duration, but otherwise treatment is supportive care - hydration and controlling fevers (grandma's chicken noodle soup!). ...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 a "stomach flu" virus. It is contagious, and usually resolves without treatment except for over-the-counter remedies or ...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