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How to treat stomach flu symptoms?

How to treat stomach flu symptoms?

Gastroenteritis: Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. 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

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 treat stomach virus?

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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How to treat stomach ache?

How to treat stomach ache?

Depends on cause: There are many causes of stomach aches. Acid reflux can be treated with antacids and acid reducers. Ginger ale, flat, can be helpful. Constipation can cause stomach aches, and treating with a laxative can help. Any severe stomach ache should be seen by a health professional. ...Read more

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How to cure stomach flu?

How to cure stomach flu?

Stomach Flu: It tends to run it's course. Be gentle with your GI tract. 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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What can I do to treat stomach flu ?

What can I do to treat stomach flu ?

Run its course: As miserable as the stomach flu makes one feel, there is unfortunately no treatment for it. Hydration with clear liquids by mouth is paramount. If you are having fewer than 3 urinations per day, you might be dehydrated. Reasons to seek medical attention during a stomach flu episode are lack of urine output, inability to take clear liquids by mouth because of excessive vomiting, lightheadedness. ...Read more

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How do you treat a stomach virus?

Treat symptoms only: Viral infections of the intestinal tract are almost always self-limiting. It is important, however, to not become dehydrated. Maintain a high fluid intake, treat nausea and vomiting and diarrhea with agents your doctor can provide. If you are not able to keep things down by mouth you may need intravenous fluids to maintain adequate blood volume, and if you are in doubt about this, see M.D. ...Read more

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How to cure the stomach virus?

How to cure the stomach virus?

You don't "cure" it: 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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How to treat gastritis?

How to treat gastritis?

What's the cause?: The suffix "itis" means "inflammation". The prefix "gastro" means "stomach." the term "gastritis" thus means an "inflamed stomach." the term is often used imprecisely to mean stomach upset, which can derive from both acid ; non-acid causes, slow emptying of the stomach, h.Pylori infection, atrophic ; hypersecretory problems. Start with acid blockers, diet modification, avoid alcohol/tobacco. ...Read more

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How to treat a stomach ulcer?

How to treat a stomach ulcer?

PPIs: The most common treatment for stomach ulcers is a proton pump inhibitor (ex. Omeprazole) they prevent your stomach from making too much acid, allowing your ulcer to heal. Some ulcers are caused by a bacteria and will need to be treated with antibiotics along with the ppi. Make an appointment with your doctor to determine the source of the ulcer and what treatment is best for you. ...Read more

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How to treat diarrhea?

How to treat diarrhea?

Cause?: Try to figure out what is causing your diarrhea. For symptom relief, start with immodium. ...Read more

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How do physicians treat stomach flu?

How do physicians treat stomach flu?

If a person becomes: Seriously dehydrated they may need intravenous hydration. Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. 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 to treat flu ?

How to treat flu ?

Keep well rested: If it's Flu A or Flu B, a doctor might use Tamiflu. If it's a cold virus, there are no useful antivirals. Some people take extra vitamin C (may upset the stomach) and some take extra zinc (most lozenges have lots of sugar) but how much these things help is uncertain. Avoiding overexertion is wise. Anti-inflammatories like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help with symptoms. Adequate rest and sleep helps too. ...Read more

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How to treat flu ?

How to treat flu ?

Lots of hints:: Force fluids: 8-10 glasses of electrolyte rich fluids/day. Call physician for Tamiflu (oseltamivir) Rx if highly symptomatic. Use OTC AdvII or Aleve for muscle pain if not allergic. et a formal influenza test. ...Read more

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How to treat my stomach problems?

How to treat my stomach problems?

Please clarify: Tell us what your symptoms are and we will try to provide helpful info. ...Read more

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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 to treat nasty sickness and diarear?

Hmmm: Fluids are important so you don't be dehydrated. Hopefully your GI virus will be self limiting to just a day or so. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent the flu virus?

What can I do to prevent the flu virus?

Get vaccinated: Best way to avoid getting the flu is to take the flu vaccine (shot or nasal squirt). Also, avoid direct skin to skin contact with people who have it. Influenza is often transmitted after a simple handshake. Hand washing after contact with other people can block the spread. ...Read more

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How to get rid gastro atritis?

Gastroenteritis: That depends upon the cause. In most circumstances it will correct itself within 5-7 days. If it persists beyond that suggest you go and see your pcp. Good luck and get better. ...Read more

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How do I treat the flu and cold symptoms?

How do I treat the flu and cold symptoms?

Rest and fluids.: The best t5eatment for the flu, other rthan getting a flu shot to prevent it, is to get planty of rest, drink lots of fluids and avoid spreading the virus. You can also use over the counter cold and flu symptomatic treatment. Sometimes anti-viral drugs are used if a serious flu infection has occured. ...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 "stomach flu" viruses. It is contagious, and usually resolves without treatment except for over-the-counter Pedialyte or other ...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