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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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Can you tell me if i could get the stomach flu twice?

Can you tell me if i could get the stomach flu twice?

Yes: Yes, it is possible. It's not the "actual" flu, but another virus whose clinical entity is "gastroenteritis". ...Read more

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Please tell me can dogs be carriers of the stomach flu?

Please tell me can dogs be carriers of the stomach flu?

Don't know stomach : flu viruses. Zoonoses effecting dogs that can be directly or indirectly transmitted to humans & that involve the GI tract of one or the other include: Salmonellosis (bacteria), Giardiasis (intestinal protozoa), Strongyloidiasis (parasite) & Campylobacter enteritis (bacteria). Don't know of any intestinal flu that is transmitted between dog & human. ...Read more

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Can you tell me of any special diets for "stomach flu immunity"?

Can you tell me of any special diets for "stomach flu immunity"?

No nt available: I do not believe there is a diet available.But not eating with patients or sharing food and washing hands can help. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could help to cure my stomach flu as soon as possible?

Can you tell me how I could help to cure my stomach flu as soon as possible?

Not a cure -: 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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Can you tell me about how many times does the average person get the stomach flu in their lifetime?

Can you tell me about how many times does the average person get the stomach flu in their lifetime?

Total guess...: No guarantees, but i'd guess about 12 for the United States, assuming living to full lifespan. I have nothing to back that up. Just a guess. ...Read more

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How can you tell if your toddler has a stomach flu?

How can you tell if your toddler has a stomach flu?

Vomiting: If he's vomiting and/or has diarrhea most likely he has the stomach flu especially if he's been around other people that have been sick. Usually it runs it's course in 24 hours if he's sick beyond that you should see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to get over the stomach flu?

Please tell me how long it takes for to get over the stomach flu?

Stomach Flu: 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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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